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System Properties Comparison 4D vs. BigchainDB vs. CrateDB vs. Greenplum

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonGreenplum  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsDistributed Date Store based on LuceneAnalytic Database platform built on PostgreSQL. Full name is Pivotal Greenplum Database infoA logical database in Greenplum is an array of individual PostgreSQL databases working together to present a single database image.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS
Search engine
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS
Document store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.78
Rank#110  Overall
#57  Relational DBMS
Score0.76
Rank#211  Overall
#34  Document stores
Score0.99
Rank#184  Overall
#87  Relational DBMS
#13  Search engines
Score12.85
Rank#45  Overall
#29  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.bigchaindb.comcrate.iogreenplum.org
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.combigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestcrate.io/­docsdocs.greenplum.org
Developer4D, IncCratePivotal Software Inc.
Initial release1984201620132005
Current releasev18 R5, January 20216.7.1, April 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languagePythonJava
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
LinuxAll OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMLinux
Data schemeyesschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes
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.yesnonoyes infosince Version 4.2
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92noyes, but no triggers and constraintsyes
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
CLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET infocommunity maintained client
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Erlang
Go infocommunity maintained client
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) infocommunity maintained client
Perl infocommunity maintained client
PHP
Python
Ruby infocommunity maintained client
Scala infocommunity maintained client
C
Java
Perl
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsyes
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationselectable replication factorselectable replication factorSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infounique row identifiers can be used for implementing an optimistic concurrency control strategyACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsyesrights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionBigchainDBCrateDBGreenplum
Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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Competitive advantagesCrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications, particularly those...
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Typical application scenariosCrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data--often machine-generated--in...
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Key customersCrateDB customers include McAfee, Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2014. CrateDB was the winner of TechCrunch...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCrateDB pricing CrateDB Community Edition is open source and free to use under the...
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