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DBMS > 4D vs. Altibase vs. Drizzle vs. searchxml

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Altibase vs. Drizzle vs. searchxml

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonsearchxml  Xexclude from comparison
Drizzle has published its last release in September 2012. The open-source project is discontinued and Drizzle is excluded from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSMySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.DBMS for structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application server
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSNative XML DBMS
Search engine
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Score2.89
Rank#107  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Score0.95
Rank#180  Overall
#88  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#7  Native XML DBMS
#21  Search engines
Websitewww.4d.comaltibase.comwww.searchxml.net/­category/­products
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comgithub.com/­ALTIBASE/­Documents/­tree/­master/­Manualswww.searchxml.net/­support/­handouts
Developer4D, IncAltibaseDrizzle project, originally started by Brian Akerinformationpartners gmbh
Initial release1984199920082015
Current releasev18 R5, January 2021v7.1.0.5.3, March 20217.2.4, September 20121.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infosince February 2018Open Source infoGNU GPLcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++C++C++
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesschema-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.yesnoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92ANSI SQL-92yes infowith proprietary extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
JDBCRESTful HTTP API
WebDAV
XQuery
XSLT
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
C
C++
Java
C
C++
Java
PHP
C++ infomost other programming languages supported via APIs
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesstored procedures and stored functionsnoyes infoon the application server
Triggersyesyesno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.no
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes infosychronisation to multiple collections
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDmultiple 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-standardPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPDomain, group and role-based access control at the document level and for application services

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