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DBMS > 4D vs. Atos Standard Common Repository vs. Firebird vs. QuestDB vs. Teradata Aster

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Atos Standard Common Repository vs. Firebird vs. QuestDB vs. Teradata Aster

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonAtos Standard Common Repository  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata Aster  Xexclude from comparison
This system has been discontinued and will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking.Teradata Aster has been integrated into other Teradata systems and therefore will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemHighly scalable database system, designed for managing session and subscriber data in modern mobile communication networksFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataPlatform for big data analytics on multistructured data sources and types
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.96
Rank#100  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Score27.28
Rank#30  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Score1.14
Rank#163  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comatos.net/en/convergence-creators/portfolio/standard-common-repositorywww.firebirdsql.orgquestdb.io
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsquestdb.io/­docs/­introduction
Developer4D, IncAtos Convergence CreatorsFirebird FoundationQuestDB LimitedTeradata
Initial release198420162000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase20142005
Current releasev18 R5, January 202117034.0, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++Java
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
LinuxAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesSchema and schema-less with LDAP viewsyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line ProtocolFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free) infodefined schema within the relational store; partial schema or schema free in the Aster File Store
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesoptionalyesyesyes
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.yesyesnoyes infoin Aster File Store
Secondary indexesyesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92noyesSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
LDAPADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
All languages with LDAP bindingsC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
C
C#
C++
Java
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoPSQLnoR packages
Triggersyesyesyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infocell divisionnonehorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyesnone infoavailable via 3rd party productsConfigurable consistency for N replicasyes infoDimension tables are replicated across all nodes in the cluster. The number of replicas for the file store can be configured.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes infoSQL Map-Reduce Framework
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDAtomic execution of specific operationsACIDACID for single-table writesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes infothrough memory mapped filesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsLDAP bind authenticationUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionAtos Standard Common RepositoryFirebirdQuestDBTeradata Aster
Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantagesReal-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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Typical application scenariosApplication metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2.0.
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