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System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. HarperDB vs. RethinkDB

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonHarperDB  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemCloud Firestore is an auto-scaling document database for storing, syncing, and querying data for mobile and web apps. It offers seamless integration with other Firebase and Google Cloud Platform products.A DBMS for IoT projects, analytical and transactional use cases , runnable on IoT devices and in the cloud, in distributed and replicated environmentsDBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.58
Rank#109  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Score8.21
Rank#51  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score0.48
Rank#235  Overall
#36  Document stores
Score4.17
Rank#82  Overall
#14  Document stores
Websitewww.4d.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestoreharperdb.iorethinkdb.com
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoredocs.harperdb.iorethinkdb.com/­docs
Developer4D, IncGoogleHarperDBThe Linux Foundation infosince July 2017
Initial release1984201720172009
Current releasev18.1, March 20202.4.0, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageNode.jsC++
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
hostedLinux
OS X
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freedynamic schemaschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoJSON data typesyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometry
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.yesnonono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92noSQL-like data manipulation statementsno
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
Android
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
C infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsno
Triggersyesyes, with Cloud FunctionsnoClient-side triggers through changefeeds
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingA table resides as a whole on one (or more) nodes in a clusterSharding inforange based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationMulti-source replicationyes infothe nodes on which a table resides can be definedSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoUsing Cloud Dataflownoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyesAtomic execution of specific operationsAtomic single-document operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infoMVCC based
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, using LMDByes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.Access rights for users and rolesyes infousers and table-level permissions

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