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System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Altibase vs. TimesTen vs. XAP

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparisonXAP  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to OracleHigh performant in-memory data grid for mission critical applications. Insight Edge from the same company extends XAP for AI/ML support, BI and other interfaces
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsObject oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.71
Rank#106  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Score1.50
Rank#142  Overall
#70  Relational DBMS
Score2.44
Rank#112  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Score1.00
Rank#168  Overall
#26  Document stores
#31  Key-value stores
Websitewww.4d.comaltibase.comwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.htmlwww.gigaspaces.com/­products/­xap
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comaltibase.com/­resources/­manualsdocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1docs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
Developer4D, IncAltibaseOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005Gigaspaces Technologies
Initial release1984199919982000
Current releasev18.1, March 20207.1, July 201711 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)14.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infosince February 2018commercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++Java, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Linux
macOS
Solaris
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.yesnonono infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92ANSI SQL-92yesSQL-like query language and DML statements
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
GigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
C
C++
Java
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesstored procedures and stored functionsPL/SQLyes
Triggersyesyesnoyes infoEvent Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnoneSharding infoHash based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpointsyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardRole-based access control
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4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionAltibaseTimesTenXAP
Specific characteristicsAltibase is an enterprise grade open source DBMS . It allows for high performance...
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The world's first commercial In-Memory Relational Database offering (launched in...
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Competitive advantagesSince its inception, Altibase has been renowned for its in-memory capabilities. Altibase...
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TimesTen offers many advantages over competing products: Mature product with nearly...
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Typical application scenariosAltibase has been deployed for over 6000 mission-critical use cases that demand hundreds...
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TimesTen can be used in a wide range of application areas. Some examples include:...
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Key customersSince 1999, Altibase has served over 600 enterprise clients including 9 Fortune Global...
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Some of our key customers include Ericsson , Telcordia , China Mobile, China Telecom,...
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Market metricsOver 600 global enterprise clients including 8 Fortune Global 500 companies Over...
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TimesTen is used by thousands of customers in tens of thousands of deployments worldwide...
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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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Standard Oracle licence models ; end user and ISV/OEM licence terms available.
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