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DBMS > 4D vs. Altibase vs. Atos Standard Common Repository vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Altibase vs. Atos Standard Common Repository vs. Sphinx

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonAtos Standard Common Repository  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
This system has been discontinued and will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSHighly scalable database system, designed for managing session and subscriber data in modern mobile communication networksOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.78
Rank#102  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Score1.06
Rank#170  Overall
#84  Relational DBMS
Score7.61
Rank#55  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitewww.4d.comaltibase.comatos.net/en/convergence-creators/portfolio/standard-common-repositorysphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comgithub.com/­ALTIBASE/­Documents/­tree/­master/­Manualssphinxsearch.com/­docs
Developer4D, IncAltibaseAtos Convergence CreatorsSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release1984199920162001
Current releasev18 R5, January 2021v7.1.0.5.3, March 202117033.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infosince February 2018commercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++JavaC++
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
LinuxFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesSchema and schema-less with LDAP viewsyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesoptionalno
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.yesnoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92ANSI SQL-92noSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
LDAPProprietary protocol
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
C
C++
Java
All languages with LDAP bindingsC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesstored procedures and stored functionsnono
Triggersyesyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infocell divisionSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyesyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDAtomic execution of specific operationsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardLDAP bind authenticationno

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