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System Properties Comparison 4D vs. HarperDB vs. RethinkDB vs. SAP IQ vs. STSdb

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonHarperDB  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  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.DBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.Columnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analyticsKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeDocument storeRelational DBMS infocolumn-orientedKey-value store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.42
Rank#107  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Score0.54
Rank#226  Overall
#35  Document stores
Score3.15
Rank#90  Overall
#16  Document stores
Score4.61
Rank#74  Overall
#41  Relational DBMS
Score0.19
Rank#287  Overall
#43  Key-value stores
Websitewww.4d.comharperdb.iorethinkdb.comwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.htmlgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comharperdb.io/­developers/­documentation/­overviewrethinkdb.com/­docshelp.sap.com/­iq
Developer4D, IncHarperDBThe Linux Foundation infosince July 2017SAP, formerly SybaseSTS Soft SC
Initial release19842017200919942011
Current releasev18 R5, January 20212.3.1, January 20212.4.1, August 202016.1 SPS04, April 20194.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageNode.jsC++C#
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Windows
Data schemeyesdynamic schemaschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoJSON data typesyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometryyesyes 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.yesnonono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92SQL-like data manipulation statementsnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
JDBC
ODBC
React Hooks
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
WebSocket
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
.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
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
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyesno
TriggersyesnoClient-side triggers through changefeedsyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneA table resides as a whole on one (or more) nodes in a clusterSharding inforange basedshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexernone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyes infothe nodes on which a table resides can be definedSource-replica replicationSAP/Sybase Replication Servernone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesHadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDAtomic execution of specific operationsAtomic single-document operationsACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoMVCC basedyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, using LMDByesyesyes
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 groupsAccess rights for users and rolesyes infousers and table-level permissionsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
More information provided by the system vendor
4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionHarperDBRethinkDBSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQSTSdb
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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