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DBMS > 4D vs. GigaSpaces vs. IRONdb vs. RRDtool

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. GigaSpaces vs. IRONdb vs. RRDtool

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonGigaSpaces  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  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 distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityIndustry standard data logging and graphing tool for time series data. RRD is an acronym for round-robin database. infoThe data is stored in a circular buffer, thus the system storage footprint remains constant over time.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Time Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
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Score2.96
Rank#100  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Score0.77
Rank#197  Overall
#31  Document stores
#10  Object oriented DBMS
Score0.03
Rank#334  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score2.08
Rank#118  Overall
#7  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.gigaspaces.comwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databaseoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmldocs.circonus.com/­irondboss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
Developer4D, IncGigaspaces TechnologiesCirconus LLC.Tobias Oetiker
Initial release1984200020171999
Current releasev18 R5, January 202115.5, September 2020V0.10.20, January 20181.7.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSS
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetC and C++C infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
LinuxHP-UX
Linux
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsNumeric data only
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 metadatanono infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possible
Secondary indexesyesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92SQL-99 for query and DML statementsSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)no
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
HTTP APIin-process shared library
Pipes
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C infowith librrd library
C# infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Java infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
JavaScript (Node.js) infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Lua
Perl
PHP infowith a wrapper library
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesyes, in Luano
Triggersyesyes, event driven architecturenono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
configurable replication factor, datacenter awarenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANYImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesnone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infoby using the rrdcached daemon
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.noyesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsRole-based access controlnono
More information provided by the system vendor
4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionGigaSpacesIRONdbRRDtool
Specific characteristicsGigaSpaces, the pioneer of In-Memory Computing , drives enterprise digital transformation...
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Competitive advantages​ AI Driven Autonomous Operations – GigaSpaces’ unique AI driven technology simplifies...
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Typical application scenariosApplication Acceleration, Smart Caching, BI Acceleration on Fresh Data, Digital Integration...
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Key customersMorgan Stanley, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, PriceRunner, Cerner, Societe Generale,...
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Market metricsForrester has positioned GigaSpaces as a strong performer in The Forrester Wave™:...
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Licensing and pricing modelsGigaSpaces offers both open source and commercial editions with annual subscriptions....
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