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DBMS > 4D vs. FileMaker vs. Microsoft Access vs. Riak KV vs. TimesTen

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. FileMaker vs. Microsoft Access vs. Riak KV vs. TimesTen

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Microsoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)Distributed, fault tolerant key-value storeIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.95
Rank#100  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Score53.86
Rank#22  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score125.99
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score6.50
Rank#60  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
Score1.81
Rank#129  Overall
#64  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessriak.com/­products/­riak-kvwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessdocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
Developer4D, IncFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleMicrosoftBasho TechnologiesOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release19841983199220091998
Current releasev18 R5, January 202119.3.1, June 20211902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20192.1.0, April 201511 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editioncommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageC++Erlang
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
iOS
OS X
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
OS X
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesnoyes
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.yesyes infoA http query request can return the data in XML formatnono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesrestrictedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92yes infovia pluginsyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardnoyes
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
PHPC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineJavaScript and ErlangPL/SQL
Triggersyesyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenoneSharding infono "single point of failure"none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14noneselectable replication factorMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesno infolinks between data sets can be storedyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyesyes 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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupssimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003nofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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