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DBMS > 4D vs. Atos Standard Common Repository vs. Geode vs. Microsoft Access

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Atos Standard Common Repository vs. Geode vs. Microsoft Access

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonAtos Standard Common Repository  Xexclude from comparisonGeode  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparison
This system has been discontinued and 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 networksGeode is a distributed data container, pooling memory, CPU, network resources, and optionally local disk across multiple processesMicrosoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Key-value storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.78
Rank#102  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Score1.59
Rank#135  Overall
#25  Key-value stores
Score116.38
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comatos.net/en/convergence-creators/portfolio/standard-common-repositorygeode.apache.orgwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­access
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comgeode.apache.org/­docsdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­access
Developer4D, IncAtos Convergence CreatorsOriginally developed by Gemstone. They outsourced the project to Apache in 2015 but still deliver a commercial version as Gemfire.Microsoft
Initial release1984201620021992
Current releasev18 R5, January 202117031.1, February 20171902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available as Gemfirecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC++
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
LinuxAll OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also requiredWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
Data schemeyesSchema and schema-less with LDAP viewsschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesoptionalyesyes
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.yesyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92noSQL-like query language (OQL)yes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
LDAPJava Client API
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
All languages with LDAP bindings.Net
All JVM based languages
C++
Groovy
Java
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnouser defined functionsyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersyesyesyes infoCache Event Listenersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infocell divisionShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyesMulti-source replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDAtomic execution of specific operationsyes, on a single nodeACID infobut no files for transaction logging
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infobut no files for transaction logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsLDAP bind authenticationAccess rights per client and object definableno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003

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