DB-EnginesExtremeDB: the first and only COTS deterministic embedded database management system for mission- and safety-critical hard real-time applicationsEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > 4D vs. GigaSpaces InsightEdge vs. Microsoft Azure Search vs. TimesTen

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. GigaSpaces InsightEdge vs. Microsoft Azure Search vs. TimesTen

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonGigaSpaces InsightEdge  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  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 TransactionsSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Search engineRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.66
Rank#107  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Score0.53
Rank#234  Overall
#36  Document stores
#13  Object oriented DBMS
Score6.85
Rank#58  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score2.01
Rank#119  Overall
#58  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.gigaspaces.comazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmldocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchdocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
Developer4D, IncGigaspaces TechnologiesMicrosoftOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release1984200020151998
Current releasev18 R5, January 202115.5, September 2020V111 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availablecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageJava, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
hostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92SQL-99 for query and DML statementsnoyes
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
RESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
.Net
C#
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesnoPL/SQL
Triggersyesyes, event driven architecturenono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
yes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
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 controlyes infousing Azure authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionGigaSpaces InsightEdgeMicrosoft Azure SearchTimesTen
Specific characteristicsGigaSpaces, the pioneer of In-Memory Computing , drives enterprise digital transformation...
» more
Competitive advantages​ AI Driven Autonomous Operations – GigaSpaces’ unique AI driven technology simplifies...
» more
Typical application scenariosApplication Acceleration, Smart Caching, BI Acceleration on Fresh Data, Digital Integration...
» more
Key customersMorgan Stanley, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, PriceRunner, Cerner, Societe Generale,...
» more
Market metricsForrester has positioned GigaSpaces as a strong performer in The Forrester Wave™:...
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsGigaSpaces offers both open source and commercial editions with annual subscriptions....
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionGigaSpaces InsightEdgeMicrosoft Azure SearchTimesTen
DB-Engines blog posts

MySQL, PostgreSQL and Redis are the winners of the March ranking
2 March 2016, Paul Andlinger

show all

Cloud-based DBMS's popularity grows at high rates
12 December 2019, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

GigaSpaces Achieves Breakthrough Performance and Scalability for Real-time Analytics in Collaboration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise
17 June 2021, PRNewswire

CLSA Deploys GigaSpaces InsightEdge Across Worldwide Data Centers to Power Their Digital Transformation
9 December 2020, PRNewswire

GigaSpaces Closes Strong 2020, Doubling Annual Recurring Revenues, Fueled by New Product Innovations to Drive Customers' Digital Transformation
20 January 2021, PRNewswire

Your occasional storage digest with GigaSpaces, Virtana and NAND ship data – Blocks and Files
7 December 2020, Blocks and Files

News Bits: IGEL, Ivanti, Rubrik, GigaSpaces, Actifio, Robin.IO, Data Dynamics, Cohesity, GIGABYTE, & AWS
6 December 2020, StorageReview.com

provided by Google News

Microsoft creates an R&D hub in Spain focused on Artificial Intelligence models to improve user experience
14 September 2021, Science Business

Microsoft Azure Enterprise Search Gets Boost With New Integration
22 April 2021, CRN

Cognitive Search - Azure Search with AI | Azure Friday | Channel 9 - Microsoft
6 September 2019, Channel 9

Find meaningful insights using semantic capabilities in Azure Cognitive Search - Microsoft
15 March 2021, Channel 9

How to use Azure Search in .Net
23 April 2018, InfoWorld

provided by Google News

The Guy That Created SAP's Hottest Product Ever Thinks It Will Clobber Oracle
25 January 2012, Business Insider

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Communications Specialist, Hennepin County
Minnesota Judicial Branch, Minneapolis, MN

Back-End Java Developer
Periscope technologies inc, Pleasanton, CA

Azure Sr Dev/Architect (with .Net or Java background) for Remote
Mount Talent Consulting, Remote

Principal Software Engineering Manager, Azure Cognitive Search
Microsoft, Atlanta, GA

Senior Software Engineer
Microsoft, Atlanta, GA

Senior Software Engineer, Azure Cognitive Search
Microsoft, Atlanta, GA

Azure Solution Architect
Nordic Consulting Partners, Inc., Remote

jobs by Indeed



Share this page

Featured Products

Vertica logo

The fastest unified analytical warehouse at extreme scale with in-database machine learning. Try Vertica for free with no time limit.

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 5 GB free..

Couchbase logo

The modern database for enterprise applications. Build fast. Scale Big. Save more.
Get started today.

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Neo4j logo

See for yourself how a graph database can make your life easier.
Use Neo4j online for free.

Present your product here