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System Properties Comparison 4D vs. EXASOL vs. Kinetica

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
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Score2.68
Rank#110  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Score2.25
Rank#120  Overall
#57  Relational DBMS
Score0.69
Rank#234  Overall
#107  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.exasol.comwww.kinetica.com
Technical documentationdeveloper.4d.comwww.exasol.com/­resourcesdocs.kinetica.com
Developer4D, IncExasolKinetica
Initial release198420002012
Current releasev20, April 20237.1, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC, C++
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92yesSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
Java
Lua
Python
R
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsuser defined functions
Triggersyesyesyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified range
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoHadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
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.noyesyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAM
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and roles on table level

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4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionEXASOLKinetica
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