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DBMS > 4D vs. GeoMesa vs. Teradata Aster

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. GeoMesa vs. Teradata Aster

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata Aster  Xexclude from comparison
Teradata Aster has been integrated into other Teradata systems and therefore will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemGeoMesa is a distributed spatio-temporal DBMS based on various systems as storage layer.Platform for big data analytics on multistructured data sources and types
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score2.31
Rank#112  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Score0.80
Rank#208  Overall
#4  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.geomesa.org
Technical documentationdeveloper.4d.comwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.html
Developer4D, IncCCRi and othersTeradata
Initial release198420142005
Current releasev20, April 20235.0.0, May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache License 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageScala
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyesFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free) infodefined schema within the relational store; partial schema or schema free in the Aster File Store
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.yesnoyes infoin Aster File Store
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92noyes
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
C
C#
C++
Java
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoR packages
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonedepending on storage layerSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationdepending on storage layeryes infoDimension tables are replicated across all nodes in the cluster. The number of replicas for the file store can be configured.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyes infoSQL Map-Reduce Framework
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistencydepending on storage layerImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
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.nodepending on storage layerno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storagefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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