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DBMS > 4D vs. Apache Kylin vs. Cassandra

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Apache Kylin vs. Cassandra

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonApache Kylin  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemA distributed analytics engine for big data, providing a SQL interface and multi-dimensional analysis (OLAP) and leveraging the Hadoop stackWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write access
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSWide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.78
Rank#110  Overall
#57  Relational DBMS
Score1.39
Rank#154  Overall
#74  Relational DBMS
Score119.11
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Websitewww.4d.comkylin.apache.orgcassandra.apache.org
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comkylin.apache.org/­docscassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latest
Developer4D, IncApache Software Foundation, originally contributed from eBay IncApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by Facebook
Initial release198420152008
Current releasev18 R5, January 20213.1.0, July 20204.0.6, August 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaJava
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
LinuxBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solution
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92ANSI SQL for queries (using Apache Calcite)SQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesno
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possible
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsAccess rights for users can be defined per object
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4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionApache KylinCassandra
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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