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DBMS > 4D vs. dBASE vs. IRONdb

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. dBASE vs. IRONdb

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisondBASE  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemdBase was one of the first databases with a development environment on PC's. Its latest version dBase V is still sold as dBase classic, which needs a DOS Emulation. The up-to-date product is dBase plus.A distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicity
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime 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
Score14.19
Rank#41  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#353  Overall
#34  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.dbase.comwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-database
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasedocs.circonus.com/­irondb
Developer4D, IncAsthon TateCirconus LLC.
Initial release198419792017
Current releasev18 R5, January 2021dBASE 2019, 2019V0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
DOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
Linux
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infotext, numeric, histograms
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92noSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
none infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.HTTP API
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
dBase proprietary IDE.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.yes, in Lua
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneAutomatic, metric affinity per node
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationnoneconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodes
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infonot for dBase internal data, but IDE does support transactions when accessing external DBMSno
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsAccess rights for users and rolesno

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