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DBMS > 4D vs. Dragonfly vs. Teradata Aster

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Dragonfly vs. Teradata Aster

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonDragonfly  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata Aster  Xexclude from comparison
Teradata Aster has been integrated into other Teradata systems and therefore will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemA drop-in Redis replacement that scales vertically to support millions of operations per second and terabyte sized workloads, all on a single instancePlatform for big data analytics on multistructured data sources and types
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
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Score2.31
Rank#112  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Score0.41
Rank#266  Overall
#38  Key-value stores
Websitewww.4d.comgithub.com/­dragonflydb/­dragonfly
www.dragonflydb.io
Technical documentationdeveloper.4d.comwww.dragonflydb.io/­docs
Developer4D, IncDragonflyDB team and community contributorsTeradata
Initial release198420232005
Current releasev20, April 20231.0, March 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoBSL 1.1commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
Data schemeyesscheme-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free) infodefined schema within the relational store; partial schema or schema free in the Aster File Store
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesstrings, hashes, lists, sets, sorted sets, bit arraysyes
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 infoin Aster File Store
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92noyes
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
Proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization ProtocolADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
C
C#
C++
Clojure
D
Dart
Elixir
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Swift
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Java
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesLuaR packages
Triggersyespublish/subscribe channels provide some trigger functionalityno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationSource-replica replicationyes infoDimension tables are replicated across all nodes in the cluster. The number of replicas for the file store can be configured.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoSQL Map-Reduce Framework
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDAtomic execution of command blocks and scriptsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, strict serializability by the serveryes
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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsPassword-based authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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