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System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Bangdb vs. MaxDB

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonBangdb  Xexclude from comparisonMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-D  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemConverged and high performance database for device data, events, time series, document and graphA robust and reliable RDBMS optimized to run all major SAP solutions
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
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Score2.31
Rank#112  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Score0.09
Rank#343  Overall
#47  Document stores
#34  Graph DBMS
#30  Time Series DBMS
Score2.20
Rank#113  Overall
#55  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.4d.combangdb.commaxdb.sap.com
Technical documentationdeveloper.4d.comdocs.bangdb.commaxdb.sap.com/­documentation
Developer4D, IncSachin Sinha, BangDBSAP, acquired from Software AG (Adabas-D) in 1997
Initial release198420121984
Current releasev20, April 2023BangDB 2.0, October 20217.9.10.12, February 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoBSD 3commercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC, C++C++
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
LinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes: string, long, double, int, geospatial, stream, eventsyes
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 indexesyesyes infosecondary, composite, nested, reverse, geospatialyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92SQL like support with command line toolyes
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
WebDAV
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
C
C#
C++
Java
Python
.Net
C#
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyes
Triggersyesyes, Notifications (with Streaming only)yes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding (enterprise version only). P2P based virtual network overlay with consistent hashing and chord algorithmnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationselectable replication factor, Knob for CAP (enterprise version only)Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyTunable consistency, set CAP knob accordinglyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, optimistic concurrency controlyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, implements WAL (Write ahead log) as wellyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes, run db with in-memory only modeno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsyes (enterprise version only)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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