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DBMS > 4D vs. Heroic vs. mSQL vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Heroic vs. mSQL vs. Sphinx

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonmSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemTime Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearchmSQL (Mini SQL) is a simple and lightweight RDBMSOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
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Score2.89
Rank#107  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Score0.22
Rank#285  Overall
#25  Time Series DBMS
Score1.72
Rank#136  Overall
#66  Relational DBMS
Score6.72
Rank#63  Overall
#7  Search engines
Websitewww.4d.comspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexhughestech.com.au/­products/­msqlsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewsphinxsearch.com/­docs
Developer4D, IncSpotifyHughes TechnologiesSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release1984201419942001
Current releasev18 R5, January 20214.4, October 20213.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree licenses can be providedOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaCC++
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno
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 indexesyesyes infovia Elasticsearchyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92noA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infono subqueries, aggregate functions, views, foreign keys, triggersSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
HQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Tcl
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnonono
Triggersyesnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
none
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnonono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesnoyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsnono

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