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

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

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonSequoiadb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Distributed, fault tolerant key-value storeNewSQL database with distributed OLTP and SQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesDocument store
Relational DBMS
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Score2.96
Rank#100  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Score55.86
Rank#22  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score6.09
Rank#64  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
Score0.42
Rank#250  Overall
#38  Document stores
#117  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.claris.com/­filemakerriak.com/­products/­riak-kvwww.sequoiadb.com
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationwww.sequoiadb.com/­en/­index.php?m=Files&a=index
Developer4D, IncFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleBasho TechnologiesSequoiadb Ltd.
Initial release1984198320092013
Current releasev18 R5, January 202119.3.1, June 20212.1.0, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editionOpen Source infoServer: AGPL; Client: Apache V2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageErlangC++
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
iOS
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Linux
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes infooid, date, timestamp, binary, regex
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 indexesyesyesrestrictedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92yes infovia pluginsnoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
proprietary protocol using JSON
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
PHPC 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
.Net
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesJavaScript and ErlangJavaScript
Triggersyesyesyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14selectable replication factorSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno infolinks between data sets can be storedno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnonoDocument is locked during a transaction
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupssimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesnosimple password-based access control

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