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DBMS > 4D vs. FileMaker vs. QuestDB

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. FileMaker vs. QuestDB

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.A high performance open source SQL database for time series data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.89
Rank#107  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Score52.27
Rank#22  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score1.19
Rank#161  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.claris.com/­filemakerquestdb.io
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationquestdb.io/­docs/­introduction
Developer4D, IncFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleQuestDB Limited
Initial release198419832014
Current releasev18 R5, January 202119.4.1, November 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
iOS
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocol
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.yesyes infoA http query request can return the data in XML formatno
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92yes infovia pluginsSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
PHPC infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesno
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonehorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14Configurable consistency for N replicas
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID for single-table writes
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.noyes infothrough memory mapped files
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupssimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory services
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4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionFileMakerQuestDB
Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantagesReal-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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Typical application scenariosApplication metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2.0.
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