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System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Altibase vs. Axibase vs. TimescaleDB

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonAxibase  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on HBase with integrated rule engine and visualizationA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.71
Rank#106  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Score1.50
Rank#142  Overall
#70  Relational DBMS
Score0.33
Rank#256  Overall
#19  Time Series DBMS
Score2.73
Rank#105  Overall
#6  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comaltibase.comaxibase.com/­products/­axibase-time-series-databasewww.timescale.com
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comaltibase.com/­resources/­manualsgithub.com/­axibase/­atsddocs.timescale.com
Developer4D, IncAltibaseAxibase CorporationTimescale
Initial release1984199920132017
Current releasev18.1, March 20207.1, July 201715585
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infosince February 2018commercial infoCommunity Edition (single node) is free, Enterprise Edition (distributed) is paidOpen Source infoApache 2.0
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
LinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoshort, integer, long, float, double, decimal, stringnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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 indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92ANSI SQL-92SQL-like query languageyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
JDBC
Proprietary protocol (Network API)
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
C
C++
Java
Go
Java
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesstored procedures and stored functionsyesuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyesyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardingyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyesSource-replica replicationSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnoACID
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-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionAltibaseAxibaseTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsAltibase is an enterprise grade open source DBMS . It allows for high performance...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesSince its inception, Altibase has been renowned for its in-memory capabilities. Altibase...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosAltibase has been deployed for over 6000 mission-critical use cases that demand hundreds...
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DevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersSince 1999, Altibase has served over 600 enterprise clients including 9 Fortune Global...
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TransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metricsOver 600 global enterprise clients including 8 Fortune Global 500 companies Over...
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With over 9,000 GitHub stars and growing, 600,000 active databases, and an active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsNo License Cost Altibase is an open source DBMS which includes its sharding Subscription...
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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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