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DBMS > 4D vs. Apache Druid vs. Quasardb vs. SAP HANA vs. TerminusDB

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Apache Druid vs. Quasardb vs. SAP HANA vs. TerminusDB

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonApache Druid  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparisonSAP HANA  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 dataDistributed, high-performance timeseries databaseIn-memory, column based data store. Available as appliance or cloud serviceScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Time Series DBMSRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith SAP Hana, Enterprise Edition
Spatial DBMS
Document store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.95
Rank#100  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Score3.57
Rank#92  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
#6  Time Series DBMS
Score0.15
Rank#293  Overall
#26  Time Series DBMS
Score54.58
Rank#21  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Score0.24
Rank#281  Overall
#24  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comdruid.apache.orgquasardb.netwww.sap.com/­products/­hana.htmlterminusdb.com
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designdoc.quasardb.nethelp.sap.com/­hanaterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
Developer4D, IncApache Software Foundation and contributorsquasardbSAPDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release19842012200920102018
Current releasev18 R5, January 20210.21.0, April 20213.1, January 20192.0 SPS05 (JuneĀ 26, 2020), June 202010.0.3, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache license v2commercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licensescommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono infoalso available as a cloud based serviceno
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Implementation languageJavaC++Prolog, Rust
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Appliance or cloud-serviceLinux
Data schemeyesyes infoschema-less columns are supportedschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infointeger and binaryyesyes
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 infowith tagsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92SQL for queryingSQL-like query languageyesSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
Clojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnonoSQLScript, Ryes
Triggersyesnonoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infomanual/auto, time-basedSharding infoconsistent hashingyesGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesSource-replica replication with selectable replication factoryesJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonowith Hadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby using LevelDByesyes infoin-memory journaling
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes infoTransient modeyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsRBAC using LDAP or Druid internals for users and groups for read/write by datasource and systemCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trailyesRole-based access control
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4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionApache DruidQuasardbSAP HANATerminusDB 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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