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System Properties Comparison 4D vs. IBM Db2 vs. STSdb

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin DB2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.71
Rank#92  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Score170.77
Rank#6  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score0.11
Rank#284  Overall
#47  Key-value stores
Websitewww.4d.comwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­us/­en/­db2stssoft.com/­products/­stsdb-4-0
Technical documentationdoc.4d.comwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGG
Developer4D, IncIBMSTS Soft SC
Initial release19841983 infohost version2011
Current releasev17.0, July 201812.1, October 2016
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree version is availableOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++C#
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes 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.yes
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92yesno
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
XQuery
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesno
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux Versionnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replicationyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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