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System Properties Comparison 4D vs. CockroachDB vs. HarperDB

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonHarperDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemCockroachDB is a distributed database architected for modern cloud applications. It is wire compatible with PostgreSQL and backed by a Key-Value Store, which is either RocksDB or a purpose-built derivative, called Pebble.A distributed database focused on speed and ease of use. It has an intuitive REST API, and supports NoSQL and SQL including joins. HarperDB leverages standard interfaces, and users can be up and running in minutes.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
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Score2.36
Rank#105  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Score6.06
Rank#59  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score0.64
Rank#213  Overall
#32  Document stores
Websitewww.4d.comwww.cockroachlabs.comharperdb.io
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docsharperdb.io/­developers/­documentation/­overview
Developer4D, IncCockroach LabsHarperDB
Initial release198420152017
Current releasev18 R5, January 202120.2, November 20202.3.1, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availablecommercial infofree community edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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CockroachCloud: Get your applications to market faster with a fully managed CockroachDB instance. Leave the daily maintenance, security, and operations of your database to us, and spend more time building apps and running your business.HarperDB Cloud: Get To Market Faster, For Less Money Using Our Built-in API.
Implementation languageGoNode.js
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
OS X
Data schemeyesdynamic schemadynamic schema
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoJSON data types
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92yes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLSQL-like data manipulation statements
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
JDBCJDBC
ODBC
React Hooks
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
WebSocket
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
.Net
C
C#
C++
ColdFusion
D
Dart
Delphi
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
MatLab
Objective C
Perl
PHP
PowerShell
Prolog
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioning (by key range) infoall tables are translated to an ordered KV store and then broken down into 64MB ranges, which are then used as replicas in RAFTA table resides as a whole on one (or more) nodes in a cluster
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationMulti-source replication using RAFTyes infothe nodes on which a table resides can be defined
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDAtomic execution of specific operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, using LMDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsRole-based access controlAccess rights for users and roles
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4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionCockroachDBHarperDB
Specific characteristicsCockroachDB is a cloud-native, distributed SQL database architected for modern applications....
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HarperDB is the first distributed database with hybrid SQL & NoSQL functionality...
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Competitive advantages- EFFORTLESS SCALE: Scale your applications, not operational complexity. CockroachDB...
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By combining the functionality of the best SQL, NoSQL, and NewSQL products on the...
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Typical application scenariosSystem of record (financial ledger, inventory management, transaction record), identity...
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Use cases where HarperDB is a better fit than other solutions include: Rapid app...
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Key customersComcast, SpaceX, eBay, DoorDash, Mythical Games, Norfolk Southern, LUSH, Bose, Kindred,...
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A few highlighted customers include: US Army, US Airforce, Chelan PUD, TATA, & Lumen....
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Market metrics8K+ long-running clusters 900+ CockroachDB Enterprise clusters 2K+ CockroachCloud...
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6,800 + npm downloads 1,600 + on Docker Hub 2,600 + cloud & local signups
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Licensing and pricing models- Apache 2.0 for core features released up to and including the 19.1 release - Time-limited...
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HarperDB follows a freemium/premium model . A database is only as powerful as it...
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