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System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Axibase vs. dBASE vs. OmniSci

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonAxibase  Xexclude from comparisondBASE  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on HBase with integrated rule engine and visualizationdBase was one of the first databases with a development environment on PC's. Its latest version dBase V is still sold as dBase classic, which needs a DOS Emulation. The up-to-date product is dBase plus.A high performance, in-memory, column-oriented RDBMS, designed to run on GPUs
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score2.71
Rank#106  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Score0.33
Rank#256  Overall
#19  Time Series DBMS
Score15.11
Rank#38  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score2.34
Rank#117  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comaxibase.com/­products/­axibase-time-series-databasewww.dbase.comwww.omnisci.com
Technical documentationdoc.4d.comgithub.com/­axibase/­atsdwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasedocs.omnisci.com
Developer4D, IncAxibase CorporationAsthon TateMapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release1984201319792016
Current releasev18.1, March 202015585dBASE PLUS 11, December 2016V4
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoCommunity Edition (single node) is free, Enterprise Edition (distributed) is paidcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
LinuxDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoshort, integer, long, float, double, decimal, stringyesyes
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 indexesyesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92SQL-like query languagenoyes
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
JDBC
Proprietary protocol (Network API)
RESTful HTTP API
none infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
Go
Java
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
dBase proprietary IDEAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.no
Triggersyesyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnoneSharding infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationSource-replica replicationnoneMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono infonot for dBase internal data, but IDE does support transactions when accessing external DBMSno
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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