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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemThe Google Search Appliance consists of hardware and software for indexing documents in local networks.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.64
Rank#90  Overall
#46  Relational DBMS
Score2.93
Rank#84  Overall
#9  Search engines
Websitewww.4d.comenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.html
Technical documentationdoc.4d.comsupport.google.com/­gsa
Developer4D, IncGoogle
Initial release19842002
Current releasev17.0, July 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
Data schemeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes
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
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92no
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
Administrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes
Triggersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replicationMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsUser authentication via various security protocols

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