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DBMS > 4D vs. IRONdb vs. Quasardb

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. IRONdb vs. Quasardb

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityDistributed, high-performance timeseries database
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.95
Rank#100  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#355  Overall
#35  Time Series DBMS
Score0.15
Rank#293  Overall
#26  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasequasardb.net
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comdocs.circonus.com/­irondbdoc.quasardb.net
Developer4D, IncCirconus LLC.quasardb
Initial release198420172009
Current releasev18 R5, January 2021V0.10.20, January 20183.1, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licenses
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++C++
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
LinuxBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyes infointeger and binary
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 indexesyesnoyes infowith tags
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92SQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)SQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
HTTP APIHTTP API
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes, in Luano
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneAutomatic, metric affinity per nodeSharding infoconsistent hashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awareSource-replica replication with selectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonowith Hadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby using LevelDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes infoTransient mode
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsnoCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trail
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4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionIRONdbQuasardb
Specific characteristicsHigh-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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Competitive advantagesHigh performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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Typical application scenariosTick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Key customersLarge EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Market metricsHas been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCommunity edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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