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System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Altibase

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonAltibase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.31
Rank#112  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Score0.91
Rank#196  Overall
#90  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comaltibase.com
Technical documentationdeveloper.4d.comgithub.com/­ALTIBASE/­Documents/­tree/­master/­Manuals
Developer4D, IncAltibase
Initial release19841999
Current releasev20, April 2023v7.3, 2023, August 2023
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoOpen source edition discontinued with March 2023
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92ANSI SQL-92
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
C
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesstored procedures and stored functions
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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