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DBMS > 4D vs. Apache Druid vs. LokiJS vs. Quasardb vs. TerminusDB

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Apache Druid vs. LokiJS vs. Quasardb vs. TerminusDB

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonApache Druid  Xexclude from comparisonLokiJS  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemOpen-source analytics data store designed for sub-second OLAP queries on high dimensionality and high cardinality dataIn-memory JavaScript DBMSDistributed, high-performance timeseries databaseScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Document storeTime Series DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
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Score2.89
Rank#107  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Score3.00
Rank#105  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
#6  Time Series DBMS
Score0.57
Rank#228  Overall
#34  Document stores
Score0.11
Rank#310  Overall
#28  Time Series DBMS
Score0.14
Rank#302  Overall
#27  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comdruid.apache.orggithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJSquasardb.netterminusdb.com
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designtechfort.github.io/­LokiJSdoc.quasar.ai/­masterterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
Developer4D, IncApache Software Foundation and contributorsquasardbDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release19842012201420092018
Current releasev18 R5, January 20210.22.1, December 20213.13.3, April 202210.0.21, March 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache license v2Open Sourcecommercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licensesOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaScriptC++Prolog, Rust
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyes infoschema-less columns are supportedschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes infointeger and binaryyes
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 indexesyesyesyes infovia viewsyes infowith tags
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92SQL for queryingnoSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
JavaScript APIHTTP APIOWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
Clojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
JavaScript.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoView functions in JavaScriptnoyes
Triggersyesnoyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infomanual/auto, time-basednoneSharding infoconsistent hashingGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesnoneSource-replica replication with selectable replication factorJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyeswith Hadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencynoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono infoatomic operations within a single collection possibleACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoSerialization of a DB in a Node.JS/Cordova/PhoneGap environment. Usage of the IndexedDB-API in a browser.yes infoby using LevelDByes infoin-memory journaling
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyesyes infoTransient mode
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsRBAC using LDAP or Druid internals for users and groups for read/write by datasource and systemnoCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trailRole-based access control
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4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionApache DruidLokiJSQuasardbTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist
Specific characteristicsHigh-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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Competitive advantagesHigh performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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Typical application scenariosTick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Key customersLarge EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Market metricsHas been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCommunity edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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