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DBMS > 4D vs. FileMaker vs. QuestDB vs. Riak KV

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. FileMaker vs. QuestDB vs. Riak KV

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  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 dataDistributed, fault tolerant key-value store
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexes
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.96
Rank#100  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Score55.86
Rank#22  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score1.14
Rank#163  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score6.09
Rank#64  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
Websitewww.4d.comwww.claris.com/­filemakerquestdb.ioriak.com/­products/­riak-kv
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationquestdb.io/­docs/­introduction
Developer4D, IncFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleQuestDB LimitedBasho Technologies
Initial release1984198320142009
Current releasev18 R5, January 202119.3.1, June 20212.1.0, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise edition
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaErlang
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
iOS
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
OS X
Data schemeyesyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno
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 indexesyesyesnorestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92yes infovia pluginsSQL-like query languageno
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
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
PHPC infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
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
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesnoJavaScript and Erlang
Triggersyesyesnoyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonehorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)Sharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14Configurable consistency for N replicasselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnono infolinks between data sets can be stored
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID for single-table writesno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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.noyes infothrough memory mapped files
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupssimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesno
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4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionFileMakerQuestDBRiak KV
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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