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System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Altibase vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. searchxml
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|Name||4D former name: 4th Dimension Xexclude from comparison||Altibase Xexclude from comparison||Microsoft Azure SQL Database formerly SQL Azure Xexclude from comparison||searchxml Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||Application development environment with integrated database management system||An enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMS||Database as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL Server||DBMS for structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application server|
|Primary database model||Relational DBMS||Relational DBMS||Relational DBMS||Native XML DBMS|
|Secondary database models||Document store|
|Developer||4D, Inc||Altibase||Microsoft||informationpartners gmbh|
|Current release||v18 R5, January 2021||v22.214.171.124.3, March 2021||V12||1.0|
|License Commercial or Open Source||commercial||Open Source since February 2018||commercial||commercial|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no||yes||no|
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|Server operating systems||OS X|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||yes||no||yes||yes|
|SQL Support of SQL||yes close to SQL 92||ANSI SQL-92||yes||no|
|APIs and other access methods||ODBC|
RESTful HTTP API by using 4D Mobile
|RESTful HTTP API|
|Supported programming languages||4D proprietary IDE|
|C++ most other programming languages supported via APIs|
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||yes||stored procedures and stored functions||Transact SQL||yes on the application server|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||none||Sharding||none|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||Multi-source replication||yes||yes, with always 3 replicas available||yes sychronisation to multiple collections|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||no||no||no||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Immediate Consistency||Immediate Consistency||Immediate Consistency||Immediate Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||yes||yes||yes||no|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||ACID||ACID||ACID||multiple readers, single writer|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||no||yes||no|
|User concepts Access control||Users and groups||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard||Domain, group and role-based access control at the document level and for application services|
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|4D former name: 4th Dimension||Altibase||Microsoft Azure SQL Database formerly SQL Azure||searchxml|
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