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DBMS > 4D vs. Altibase vs. Amazon DocumentDB vs. searchxml

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Altibase vs. Amazon DocumentDB vs. searchxml

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonsearchxml  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSFast, scalable, highly available, and fully managed MongoDB-compatible database serviceDBMS for structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application server
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument storeNative XML DBMS
Search engine
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Score2.89
Rank#107  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Score0.95
Rank#180  Overall
#88  Relational DBMS
Score1.80
Rank#132  Overall
#23  Document stores
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#7  Native XML DBMS
#21  Search engines
Websitewww.4d.comaltibase.comaws.amazon.com/­documentdbwww.searchxml.net/­category/­products
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comgithub.com/­ALTIBASE/­Documents/­tree/­master/­Manualsaws.amazon.com/­documentdb/­resourceswww.searchxml.net/­support/­handouts
Developer4D, IncAltibaseinformationpartners gmbh
Initial release1984199920192015
Current releasev18 R5, January 2021v7.1.0.5.3, March 20211.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infosince February 2018commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
hostedWindows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.yesnonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92ANSI SQL-92nono
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
proprietary protocol using JSON (MongoDB compatible)RESTful HTTP API
WebDAV
XQuery
XSLT
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
C
C++
Java
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
C++ infomost other programming languages supported via APIs
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesstored procedures and stored functionsnoyes infoon the application server
Triggersyesyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyesMulti-availability zones for high availability, asynchronous replication for up to 15 read replicasyes infosychronisation to multiple collections
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)no
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possibleno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDAtomic single-document operationsmultiple readers, single writer
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and rolesDomain, group and role-based access control at the document level and for application services

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