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DBMS > 4D vs. Google BigQuery vs. NCache vs. NSDb vs. SwayDB

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Google BigQuery vs. NCache vs. NSDb vs. SwayDB

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle BigQuery  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemLarge scale data warehouse service with append-only tablesOpen-Source and Enterprise in-memory Key-Value StoreScalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of KubernetesAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value storeTime Series DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.79
Rank#109  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Score50.03
Rank#24  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Score0.90
Rank#186  Overall
#31  Key-value stores
Score0.00
Rank#357  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score0.01
Rank#349  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Websitewww.4d.comcloud.google.com/­bigquerywww.alachisoft.com/­ncachensdb.ioswaydb.io
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comcloud.google.com/­bigquery/­docswww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docsnsdb.io/­Architecture
Developer4D, IncGoogleAlachisoftSimer Plaha
Initial release19842010200520172018
Current releasev18 R5, January 20215.2, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnonono
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Implementation languageC#, .NET, .NET Core, JavaJava, ScalaScala
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
hostedLinux
Windows
Linux
macOS
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyespartial infoSupported data types are Lists, Queues, Hashsets, Dictionary and Counteryes: int, bigint, decimal, stringno
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.yesnononono
Secondary indexesyesnoyesall fields are automatically indexedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92yesSQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.SQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIIDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
gRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
.Net
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Visual Basic.NET
Java
Scala
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functions infoin JavaScriptno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRnono
Triggersyesnoyes infoNotificationsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneyesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyes, with selectable consistency levelnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Strong Eventual Consistency over WAN with Conflict Resolution using Bridge Topology
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoSince BigQuery is designed for querying dataoptimistic locking and pessimistic lockingnoAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesUsing Apache Luceneyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsAccess privileges (owner, writer, reader) on dataset, table or view level infoGoogle Cloud Identity & Access Management (IAM)Authentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)no
More information provided by the system vendor
4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionGoogle BigQueryNCacheNSDbSwayDB
Specific characteristicsNCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005 . NCache...
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Competitive advantagesNCache is 100% .NET/ .NET Core based which fully supports ASP.NET Core Sessions ,...
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Typical application scenariosNCache enables industries like retail, finance, banking IoT, travel, ecommerce, healthcare...
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Key customersBank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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Market metricsMarket Leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005.
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Licensing and pricing modelsNCache Open Source is free on an as-is basis without any support. NCache Enterprise...
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