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System Properties Comparison 4D vs. GigaSpaces

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonGigaSpaces  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemHigh performance in-memory data grid platform, powering three products: Smart Cache, Smart ODS (Operational Data Store), Smart Augmented Transactions
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
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Score2.80
Rank#111  Overall
#55  Relational DBMS
Score1.05
Rank#191  Overall
#31  Document stores
#6  Object oriented DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.gigaspaces.com
Technical documentationdeveloper.4d.comdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
Developer4D, IncGigaspaces Technologies
Initial release19842000
Current releasev20, April 202315.5, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJava, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free
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.yesno infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92SQL-99 for query and DML statements
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
GigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes
Triggersyesyes, event driven architecture
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsRole-based access control

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