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DBMS > 4D vs. IBM Cloudant vs. ObjectBox

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. IBM Cloudant vs. ObjectBox

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonObjectBox  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBExtremely fast embedded database for small devices, IoT and Mobile
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeObject oriented DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.78
Rank#102  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Score3.71
Rank#89  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score0.90
Rank#185  Overall
#9  Object oriented DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantobjectbox.io
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantdocs.objectbox.io
Developer4D, IncIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014ObjectBox Limited
Initial release198420102017
Current releasev18 R5, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache License 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageErlangC and C++
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
hostedAndroid
iOS
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92nono
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIProprietary native API
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C
C++
Dart
Go
Java
JavaScript infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Kotlin
Python infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptno
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
online/offline synchronization between client and server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoatomic operations within a document possibleACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic lockingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
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 groupsAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseyes
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4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionIBM CloudantObjectBox
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