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

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

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonApache Druid  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  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 dataOpen-Source and Enterprise in-memory Key-Value StoreDistributed, 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
Key-value storeTime Series DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
Document store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.92
Rank#106  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Score3.81
Rank#92  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
#6  Time Series DBMS
Score1.04
Rank#174  Overall
#29  Key-value stores
Score0.14
Rank#300  Overall
#25  Time Series DBMS
Score0.24
Rank#278  Overall
#24  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comdruid.apache.orgwww.alachisoft.com/­ncachequasardb.netterminusdb.com
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docsdoc.quasardb.netterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
Developer4D, IncApache Software Foundation and contributorsAlachisoftquasardbDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release19842012200520092018
Current releasev18 R5, January 20210.21.0, April 20215.2, April 20213.1, January 201910.0.3, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache license v2Open Source infoEnterprise Edition availablecommercial 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 languageJavaC#, .NET, .NET Core, JavaC++Prolog, Rust
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Linux
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyes infoschema-less columns are supportedschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyespartial infoSupported data types are Lists, Queues, Hashsets, Dictionary and Counteryes 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 indexesyesyesyesyes infowith tags
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92SQL for queryingSQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.SQL-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
IDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
HTTP APIOWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
Clojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnono infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRnoyes
Triggersyesnoyes infoNotificationsnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infomanual/auto, time-basedyesSharding infoconsistent hashingGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesyes, with selectable consistency levelSource-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 ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Strong Eventual Consistency over WAN with Conflict Resolution using Bridge Topology
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnooptimistic locking and pessimistic lockingACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes 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 systemAuthentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)Cryptographically strong user authentication and audit trailRole-based access control
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4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionApache DruidNCacheQuasardbTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist
Specific characteristicsNCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005 . NCache...
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High-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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Competitive advantagesNCache is 100% .NET/ .NET Core based which fully supports ASP.NET Core Sessions ,...
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High performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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Typical application scenariosNCache enables industries like retail, finance, banking IoT, travel, ecommerce, healthcare...
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Tick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Key customersBank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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Large EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Market metricsMarket Leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005.
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Has been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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Licensing and pricing modelsNCache Open Source is free on an as-is basis without any support. NCache Enterprise...
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Community edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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