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DBMS > 4D vs. BaseX vs. OmniSci

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. BaseX vs. OmniSci

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonBaseX  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemLight-weight Native XML DBMS with support for XQuery 3.0 and interactive GUI.A high performance, column-oriented RDBMS, specifically developed to harness the massive parallelism of modern CPU and GPU hardware
Primary database modelRelational DBMSNative XML DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
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Score2.95
Rank#100  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Score1.52
Rank#140  Overall
#4  Native XML DBMS
Score1.26
Rank#154  Overall
#75  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.4d.combasex.orggithub.com/­omnisci/­omniscidb
www.omnisci.com
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comdocs.basex.orgdocs.omnisci.com
Developer4D, IncBaseX GmbHMapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release198420072016
Current releasev18 R5, January 20219.6.3, October 20215.6, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno infoXQuery supports typesyes
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92noyes
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
Java API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTXQ
WebDAV
XML:DB
XQJ
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Vega
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
Actionscript
C
C#
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Rebol
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesno
Triggersyesyes infovia eventsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationnoneMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDmultiple readers, single writerno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
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 groupsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept on 4 levelsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionBaseXOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018
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