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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBase
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.49
Rank#109  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Score23.35
Rank#29  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.firebirdsql.org
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manuals
Developer4D, IncFirebird Foundation
Initial release19842000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase
Current releasev18.1, March 20203.0.7 , October 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.yes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92yes
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
ADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesPSQL
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationnone infoavailable via 3rd party products
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writers
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept

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