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System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Amazon Redshift vs. NSDb vs. PouchDB vs. RethinkDB

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence toolsScalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of KubernetesJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDBDBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSDocument storeDocument 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
Score0.00
Rank#350  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score2.86
Rank#100  Overall
#18  Document stores
Score3.09
Rank#96  Overall
#17  Document stores
Websitewww.4d.comaws.amazon.com/­redshiftnsdb.iopouchdb.comrethinkdb.com
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftnsdb.io/­Architecturepouchdb.com/­guidesrethinkdb.com/­docs
Developer4D, IncAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)Apache Software FoundationThe Linux Foundation infosince July 2017
Initial release19842012201720122009
Current releasev18 R5, January 20217.1.1, June 20192.4.1, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnonono
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Implementation languageCJava, ScalaJavaScriptC++
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
hostedLinux
macOS
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes: int, bigint, decimal, stringnoyes 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 indexesyesrestrictedall fields are automatically indexedyes infovia viewsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92yes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardSQL-like query languagenono
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
JDBC
ODBC
gRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
HTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBCJava
Scala
JavaScriptC 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 PythonnoView functions in JavaScript
TriggersyesnoyesClient-side triggers through changefeeds
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardingSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-loungeSharding inforange based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyesMulti-source replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyesyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual 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 dataACIDACIDnonoAtomic single-document operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infoMVCC based
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesUsing Apache Luceneyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backendyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoyes infousers and table-level permissions

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