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DBMS > 4D vs. Amazon Neptune vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. OpenEdge

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Amazon Neptune vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. OpenEdge

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon Neptune  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonOpenEdge  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemFast, reliable graph database built for the cloudA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsApplication development environment with integrated database management system
Primary database modelRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
RDF store
Wide column storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.57
Rank#99  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Score2.17
Rank#111  Overall
#6  Graph DBMS
#4  RDF stores
Score5.27
Rank#61  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score4.29
Rank#75  Overall
#41  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comaws.amazon.com/­neptuneazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tableswww.progress.com/­openedge
Technical documentationdoc.4d.comaws.amazon.com/­neptune/­developer-resourcesdocumentation.progress.com/­output/­ua/­OpenEdge_latest
Developer4D, IncAmazonMicrosoftProgress Software Corporation
Initial release1984201720121984
Current releasev18.1, March 2020OpenEdge 11.7, March 2017
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
hostedhostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeyes
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
Secondary indexesyesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92nonoyes infoclose to SQL 92
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
RDF 1.1 / SPARQL 1.1
TinkerPop Gremlin 3.3
RESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Progress proprietary ABL (Advanced Business Language)
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnonoyes
Triggersyesnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicehorizontal partitioning infosince Version 11.4
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replicationMulti-availability zones high availability, asynchronous replication for up to 15 read replicasyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.Master-slave replication
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 integrityyesyes infoRelationships in graphsnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDoptimistic lockingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infowith encyption-at-restyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights based on private key authentication or shared access signaturesUsers and groups

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