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DBMS > 4D vs. Crux vs. FileMaker vs. TimesTen

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Crux vs. FileMaker vs. TimesTen

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonCrux  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemCrux is a general purpose database with bitemporal SQL and Datalog and graph queriesFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.In-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.66
Rank#107  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Score0.04
Rank#333  Overall
#45  Document stores
Score52.32
Rank#20  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Score2.01
Rank#119  Overall
#58  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comgithub.com/­juxt/­crux
opencrux.com
www.claris.com/­filemakerwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comopencrux.com/­reference/­installation.htmlwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationdocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
Developer4D, IncJuxt Ltd.FileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release1984201919831998
Current releasev18 R5, January 20211.12.1, September 202019.3.1, June 202111 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT Licensecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageClojure
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
All OS with a Java 8 (and higher) VM
Linux
iOS
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes, extensible-data-notation formatyesyes
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.yesnoyes infoA http query request can return the data in XML formatno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92limited SQL, making use of Apache Calciteyes infovia pluginsyes
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
HTTP REST
JDBC
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
Clojure
Java
PHPC
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyesPL/SQL
Triggersyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyes, each node contains all dataSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14Multi-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, flexibel persistency by using storage technologies like Apache Kafka, RocksDB or LMDByesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
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 groupssimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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