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System Properties Comparison 4D vs. HarperDB vs. NSDb vs. STSdb

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonHarperDB  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemA distributed database focused on speed and ease of use. It has an intuitive REST API, and supports NoSQL and SQL including joins. HarperDB leverages standard interfaces, and users can be up and running in minutes.Scalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of KubernetesKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeTime Series DBMSKey-value store
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Score2.36
Rank#105  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Score0.64
Rank#213  Overall
#32  Document stores
Score0.02
Rank#340  Overall
#30  Time Series DBMS
Score0.18
Rank#290  Overall
#43  Key-value stores
Websitewww.4d.comharperdb.ionsdb.iogithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comharperdb.io/­developers/­documentation/­overviewnsdb.io/­Architecture
Developer4D, IncHarperDBSTS Soft SC
Initial release1984201720172011
Current releasev18 R5, January 20212.3.1, January 20214.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageNode.jsJava, ScalaC#
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesdynamic schemayes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoJSON data typesyes: int, bigint, decimal, stringyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesall fields are automatically indexedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92SQL-like data manipulation statementsSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
JDBC
ODBC
React Hooks
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
WebSocket
gRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
.NET Client API
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
.Net
C
C#
C++
ColdFusion
D
Dart
Delphi
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
MatLab
Objective C
Perl
PHP
PowerShell
Prolog
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Swift
Java
Scala
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnonono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneA table resides as a whole on one (or more) nodes in a clusterShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyes infothe nodes on which a table resides can be definednone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDAtomic execution of specific operationsnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, using LMDBUsing Apache Luceneyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsAccess rights for users and rolesno
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4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionHarperDBNSDbSTSdb
Specific characteristicsHarperDB is the first distributed database with hybrid SQL & NoSQL functionality...
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Competitive advantagesBy combining the functionality of the best SQL, NoSQL, and NewSQL products on the...
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Typical application scenariosUse cases where HarperDB is a better fit than other solutions include: Rapid app...
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Key customersA few highlighted customers include: US Army, US Airforce, Chelan PUD, TATA, & Lumen....
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Market metrics6,800 + npm downloads 1,600 + on Docker Hub 2,600 + cloud & local signups
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Licensing and pricing modelsHarperDB follows a freemium/premium model . A database is only as powerful as it...
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