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DBMS > 4D vs. Altibase vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. searchxml

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Altibase vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. searchxml

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonsearchxml  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerDBMS for structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application server
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSNative XML DBMS
Search engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.66
Rank#118  Overall
#60  Relational DBMS
Score1.41
Rank#173  Overall
#85  Relational DBMS
Score80.37
Rank#16  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#382  Overall
#7  Native XML DBMS
#26  Search engines
Websitewww.4d.comaltibase.comazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databasewww.searchxml.net/­category/­products
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comgithub.com/­ALTIBASE/­Documents/­tree/­master/­Manualsdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sqlwww.searchxml.net/­support/­handouts
Developer4D, IncAltibaseMicrosoftinformationpartners gmbh
Initial release1984199920102015
Current releasev18 R5, January 2021v7.1.0.5.3, March 2021V121.0
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++C++
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
hostedWindows
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.yesnoyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92ANSI SQL-92yesno
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
WebDAV
XQuery
XSLT
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
C
C++
Java
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++ infomost other programming languages supported via APIs
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesstored procedures and stored functionsTransact SQLyes infoon the application server
Triggersyesyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyesyes, with always 3 replicas availableyes 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 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-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardDomain, group and role-based access control at the document level and for application services

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