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DBMS > 4D vs. EXASOL vs. InfluxDB vs. Weaviate

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. EXASOL vs. InfluxDB vs. Weaviate

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.DBMS for storing time series, events and metricsA cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.71
Rank#106  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Score3.65
Rank#85  Overall
#43  Relational DBMS
Score23.34
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.09
Rank#308  Overall
#15  Search engines
Websitewww.4d.comwww.exasol.comwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewgithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
www.semi.technology/­solutions/­weaviate
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comwww.exasol.com/­en/­resourcesdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbwww.semi.technology/­documentation/­weaviate/­current
Developer4D, IncExasolSeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release1984200020132017
Current releasev18.1, March 20201.8.0, April 20200.22.14, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageGoGo
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesNumeric data and Stringsyes infostring, int, float, geo point, date, cross reference, fuzzy references
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 infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92yesSQL-like query languageGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
Java
Lua
Python
R
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsnono
Triggersyesyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoHadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes infoDepending on used storage engineno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardsimple rights management via user accountsOpenID Connect Discovery
More information provided by the system vendor
4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionEXASOLInfluxDBWeaviate
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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