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DBMS > 4D vs. Databricks vs. MaxDB

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Databricks vs. MaxDB

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonDatabricks  Xexclude from comparisonMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-D  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemThe Databricks Lakehouse Platform combines elements of data lakes and data warehouses to provide a unified view onto structured and unstructured data. It is based on Apache Spark.A robust and reliable RDBMS optimized to run all major SAP solutions
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
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Score2.31
Rank#112  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Score83.29
Rank#15  Overall
#2  Document stores
#10  Relational DBMS
Score2.20
Rank#113  Overall
#55  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.databricks.commaxdb.sap.com
Technical documentationdeveloper.4d.comdocs.databricks.commaxdb.sap.com/­documentation
Developer4D, IncDatabricksSAP, acquired from Software AG (Adabas-D) in 1997
Initial release198420131984
Current releasev20, April 20237.9.10.12, February 2024
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
hostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.yesyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92with Databricks SQLyes
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
WebDAV
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
Python
R
Scala
.Net
C#
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functions and aggregatesyes
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyesSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionDatabricksMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-D
Specific characteristicsSupported database models : In addition to the Document store and Relational DBMS...
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