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DBMS > 4D vs. Faircom EDGE vs. GigaSpaces InsightEdge vs. RRDtool vs. TimesTen

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Faircom EDGE vs. GigaSpaces InsightEdge vs. RRDtool vs. TimesTen

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonFaircom EDGE infoformerly c-treeEDGE  Xexclude from comparisonGigaSpaces InsightEdge  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemFairCom EDGE is an Industry 4.0 solution built to integrate, collect, aggregate and synchronize mission-critical data in edge computing environmentsHigh performance in-memory data grid platform, powering three products: Smart Cache, Smart ODS (Operational Data Store), Smart Augmented TransactionsIndustry standard data logging and graphing tool for time series data. RRD is an acronym for round-robin database. infoThe data is stored in a circular buffer, thus the system storage footprint remains constant over time.In-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Time Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
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Score2.92
Rank#106  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Score0.23
Rank#282  Overall
#42  Key-value stores
#131  Relational DBMS
Score0.52
Rank#235  Overall
#37  Document stores
#13  Object oriented DBMS
Score2.52
Rank#114  Overall
#7  Time Series DBMS
Score2.05
Rank#122  Overall
#61  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.faircom.com/­products/­faircomedge-iot-databasewww.gigaspaces.comoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtoolwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comlearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directorydocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmloss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­docdocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
Developer4D, IncFairCom CorporationGigaspaces TechnologiesTobias OetikerOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release19841979200019991998
Current releasev18 R5, January 2021V3, October 202015.5, September 20201.7.2, May 201911 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoRestricted, free version availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSScommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageANSI C, C++Java, C++, .NetC infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
Android
Linux infoARM, x86
Raspbian
Windows
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
HP-UX
Linux
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeyesFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes, ANSI Standard SQL TypesyesNumeric data onlyyes
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.yesyesno infoXML can be used for describing objects metadatano infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possibleno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92yes infoANSI SQL queriesSQL-99 for query and DML statementsnoyes
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
ADO.NET
Direct SQL
IoT Microservice layer
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
GigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
in-process shared library
Pipes
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
VB.Net
.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
C infowith librrd library
C# infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Java infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
JavaScript (Node.js) infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Lua
Perl
PHP infowith a wrapper library
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++yesnoPL/SQL
Triggersyesyesyes, event driven architecturenono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneFile partitioning infoCustomizable business rules for partitioningShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyes infoSynchronous and asynchronous realtime replication based on transaction logsMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
noneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANYnoneImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infowhen using SQLnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoacross SQL and NoSQLyesyes infoby using the rrdcached daemonyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsFine grained user, group and file access rights managed across SQL (per ANSI standard) and NoSQL.Role-based access controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionFaircom EDGE infoformerly c-treeEDGEGigaSpaces InsightEdgeRRDtoolTimesTen
Specific characteristicsGigaSpaces, the pioneer of In-Memory Computing , drives enterprise digital transformation...
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Competitive advantages​ AI Driven Autonomous Operations – GigaSpaces’ unique AI driven technology simplifies...
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Typical application scenariosApplication Acceleration, Smart Caching, BI Acceleration on Fresh Data, Digital Integration...
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Key customersMorgan Stanley, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, PriceRunner, Cerner, Societe Generale,...
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Market metricsForrester has positioned GigaSpaces as a strong performer in The Forrester Wave™:...
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Licensing and pricing modelsGigaSpaces offers both open source and commercial editions with annual subscriptions....
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