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DBMS > 4D vs. Ehcache vs. Teradata Aster

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

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonEhcache  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 widely adopted Java cache with tiered storage optionsPlatform for big data analytics on multistructured data sources and types
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
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Score2.58
Rank#108  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Score4.89
Rank#67  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Websitewww.4d.comwww.ehcache.org
Technical documentationdeveloper.4d.comwww.ehcache.org/­documentation
Developer4D, IncTerracotta Inc, owned by Software AGTeradata
Initial release198420092005
Current releasev20, April 20233.10.0, March 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VMLinux
Data schemeyesschema-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 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.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
JCacheADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
JavaC
C#
C++
Java
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoR packages
Triggersyesyes infoCache Event Listenersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoby using Terracotta ServerSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyes infoby using Terracotta Serveryes 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 ConsistencyTunable Consistency (Strong, Eventual, Weak)Immediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyes infosupports JTA and can work as an XA resourceACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infousing a tiered cache-storage approachyes
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 groupsnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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