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System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Datomic vs. InfluxDB vs. Lovefield

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemDatomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScript
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO package
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.66
Rank#107  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Score1.84
Rank#125  Overall
#61  Relational DBMS
Score29.50
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.42
Rank#250  Overall
#119  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.datomic.comwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewgoogle.github.io/­lovefield
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comdocs.datomic.comdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.md
Developer4D, IncCognitectGoogle
Initial release1984201220132014
Current releasev18 R5, January 20210.9.5951, July 20192.0.8, August 20212.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJava, ClojureGoJavaScript
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesNumeric data and Stringsyes
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.yesnonono
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92noSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder pattern
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
RESTful HTTP APIHTTP API
JSON over UDP
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
Clojure
Java
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infoTransaction Functionsnono
TriggersyesBy using transaction functionsnoUsing read-only observers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersSharding infoin enterprise version onlynone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlynone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyes
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 infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Database
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes inforecommended only for testing and developmentyes infoDepending on used storage engineyes infousing MemoryDB
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsnosimple rights management via user accountsno
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4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionDatomicInfluxDBLovefield
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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