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

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonHarperDB  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemA 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.Key-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeDocument storeKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.58
Rank#109  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Score0.48
Rank#235  Overall
#36  Document stores
Score4.17
Rank#82  Overall
#14  Document stores
Score0.14
Rank#290  Overall
#45  Key-value stores
Websitewww.4d.comharperdb.iorethinkdb.comgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comdocs.harperdb.iorethinkdb.com/­docs
Developer4D, IncHarperDBThe Linux Foundation infosince July 2017STS Soft SC
Initial release1984201720092011
Current releasev18.1, March 20202.4.0, December 20194.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageNode.jsC++C#
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Linux
OS X
Windows
Windows
Data schemeyesdynamic schemaschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoJSON data typesyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometryyes 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 indexesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92SQL-like data manipulation statementsnono
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
.NET Client API
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
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#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnono
TriggersyesnoClient-side triggers through changefeedsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneA table resides as a whole on one (or more) nodes in a clusterSharding inforange basednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyes infothe nodes on which a table resides can be definedSource-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDAtomic execution of specific operationsAtomic single-document operationsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoMVCC basedyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, using LMDByesyes
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 and rolesyes infousers and table-level permissionsno

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