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DBMS > 4D vs. Apache Phoenix vs. Citus vs. KairosDB

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Apache Phoenix vs. Citus vs. KairosDB

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonApache Phoenix  Xexclude from comparisonCitus  Xexclude from comparisonKairosDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemA scale-out RDBMS with evolutionary schema built on Apache HBaseScalable hybrid operational and analytics RDBMS for big data use cases based on PostgreSQLDistributed Time Series DBMS based on Cassandra or H2
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score2.74
Rank#119  Overall
#59  Relational DBMS
Score2.97
Rank#112  Overall
#57  Relational DBMS
Score3.12
Rank#105  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Score1.06
Rank#210  Overall
#16  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comphoenix.apache.orgwww.citusdata.comgithub.com/­kairosdb/­kairosdb
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comphoenix.apache.orgdocs.citusdata.comkairosdb.github.io
Developer4D, IncApache Software Foundation
Initial release1984201420102013
Current releasev18 R5, January 20215.0-HBase2, July 2018 and 4.15-HBase1, December 20198.1, December 20181.2.2, November 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaCJava
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
Linux
Unix
Windows
LinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyes infolate-bound, schema-on-read capabilitiesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.yesnoyes infospecific XML type available, but no XML query functionalityno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92yesyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
JDBCADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Graphite protocol
HTTP REST
Telnet API
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
C
C#
C++
Go
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.no
Triggersyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardingSharding infobased on Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoHadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsAccess Control Lists (using HBase ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABAC, multi-tenancyfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardsimple password-based access control

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