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System Properties Comparison 4D vs. EXASOL vs. eXtremeDB vs. SAP HANA

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisoneXtremeDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP HANA  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Natively in-memory DBMS with options for persistency, high-availability and clusteringIn-memory, column based data store. Available as appliance or cloud service
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith SAP Hana, Enterprise Edition
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.64
Rank#104  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Score3.09
Rank#92  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score0.41
Rank#231  Overall
#110  Relational DBMS
#13  Time Series DBMS
Score51.34
Rank#20  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.mcobject.com/­extremedbfamilywww.sap.com/­products/­hana.html
Technical documentationdoc.4d.comwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourceswww.mcobject.com/­docs/­eXtremeDB.htmhelp.sap.com/­hana
Developer4D, IncExasolMcObjectSAP
Initial release1984200020012010
Current releasev18.1, March 20208.1, November 20192.0 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono infoalso available as a cloud based service
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Implementation languageC and C++
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Appliance or cloud-service
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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 infosupport of XML interfaces availableno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92yesyes infowith the option: eXtremeSQLyes
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
.NET Client API
JDBC
JNI
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
Java
Lua
Python
R
.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
Lua
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsyesSQLScript, R
Triggersyesyesyes infoby defining eventsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardinghorizontal partitioning / shardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replicationActive Replication Fabric™ for IoT
Master-master replication infoby means of eXtremeDB Cluster option
Master-slave replication infoby means of eXtremeDB High Availability option
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoHadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoOptimistic (MVCC) and pessimistic (locking) strategies availableyes
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.noyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardyes
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4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionEXASOLeXtremeDBSAP HANA
Specific characteristicseXtremeDB is an in-memory and/or persistent database system that offers an ultra-small...
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Competitive advantageseXtremeDB databases can be modeled relationally or as objects and can utilize SQL...
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Typical application scenariosIoT application across all markets: Industrial Control, Netcom, Telecom, Defense,...
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Key customersSchneider Electronics, F5 Networks, TNS, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, GoPro, ViaSat,...
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Market metricsWith hundreds of customers and over 28 million devices/applications using the product...
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Licensing and pricing modelsFor server use cases, there is a simple per-server license irrespective of the number...
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