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DBMS > 4D vs. H2 vs. KairosDB vs. SAP Adaptive Server vs. Transbase

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. H2 vs. KairosDB vs. SAP Adaptive Server vs. Transbase

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparisonKairosDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Adaptive Server infoformer name: Sybase ASE  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.Distributed Time Series DBMS based on Cassandra or H2The SAP (Sybase) Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) is an enterprise-class RDBMSA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSSpatial DBMS infowith Boeing's Spatial Query Server
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Score2.56
Rank#118  Overall
#60  Relational DBMS
Score8.67
Rank#52  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Score0.86
Rank#217  Overall
#17  Time Series DBMS
Score42.76
Rank#25  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Score0.26
Rank#305  Overall
#138  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.h2database.comgithub.com/­kairosdb/­kairosdbwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-ase.htmlwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase.html
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comwww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmlkairosdb.github.iohelp.sap.com/­viewer/­product/­SAP_ASEwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase/­features.html
Developer4D, IncThomas MuellerSAP, SybaseTransaction Software GmbH
Initial release19842005201319871987
Current releasev18 R5, January 20212.1.210, January 20221.2.2, November 201816.0Transbase 8.4, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)Open Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC and C++C and C++
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Unix
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92yesnoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
JDBC
ODBC
Graphite protocol
HTTP REST
Telnet API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
JavaJava
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
C
C++
Cobol
Java
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined FunctionsnoJava and Transact-SQLyes
Triggersyesyesnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding infobased on Cassandrahorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationWith clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a databaseselectable replication factor infobased on CassandraMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnoACIDyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardsimple password-based access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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