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DBMS > 4D vs. Amazon Redshift vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. NSDb vs. RethinkDB

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Amazon Redshift vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. NSDb vs. RethinkDB

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence toolsCloud Firestore is an auto-scaling document database for storing, syncing, and querying data for mobile and web apps. It offers seamless integration with other Firebase and Google Cloud Platform products.Scalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of KubernetesDBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument storeTime Series DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.78
Rank#102  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Score24.27
Rank#32  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score8.37
Rank#53  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score0.00
Rank#350  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score3.09
Rank#96  Overall
#17  Document stores
Websitewww.4d.comaws.amazon.com/­redshiftfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorensdb.iorethinkdb.com
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestorensdb.io/­Architecturerethinkdb.com/­docs
Developer4D, IncAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)GoogleThe Linux Foundation infosince July 2017
Initial release19842012201720172009
Current releasev18 R5, January 20212.4.1, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCJava, ScalaC++
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
hostedhostedLinux
macOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes: int, bigint, decimal, stringyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometry
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.yesnononono
Secondary indexesyesrestrictedyesall fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92yes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardnoSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
JDBC
ODBC
Android
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
gRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBCGo
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
Java
Scala
C infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functions infoin Pythonyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsno
Triggersyesnoyes, with Cloud FunctionsClient-side triggers through changefeeds
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardingShardingSharding inforange based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyesMulti-source replicationSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoUsing Cloud Dataflownoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDyesnoAtomic single-document operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes infoMVCC based
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesUsing Apache Luceneyes
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-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.yes infousers and table-level permissions

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