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System Properties Comparison 4D vs. GigaSpaces vs. HEAVY.AI

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonGigaSpaces  Xexclude from comparisonHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022  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 TransactionsA high performance, column-oriented RDBMS, specifically developed to harness the massive parallelism of modern CPU and GPU hardware
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
Search engine
Spatial DBMS
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Score2.31
Rank#112  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Score0.94
Rank#191  Overall
#32  Document stores
#6  Object oriented DBMS
Score1.52
Rank#147  Overall
#67  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.gigaspaces.comgithub.com/­heavyai/­heavydb
www.heavy.ai
Technical documentationdeveloper.4d.comdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmldocs.heavy.ai
Developer4D, IncGigaspaces TechnologiesHEAVY.AI, Inc.
Initial release198420002016
Current releasev20, April 202315.5, September 20205.10, January 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetC++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
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.yesno infoXML can be used for describing objects metadatano
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92SQL-99 for query and DML statementsyes
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
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Vega
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesno
Triggersyesyes, event driven architectureno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Multi-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANYImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
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.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsRole-based access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionGigaSpacesHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022
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