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DBMS > 4D vs. InfinityDB vs. OmniSci

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. InfinityDB vs. OmniSci

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonInfinityDB  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemA Java embedded Key-Value Store which extends the Java Map interfaceA high performance, in-memory, column-oriented RDBMS, designed to run on GPUs
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
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Score2.78
Rank#102  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Score0.03
Rank#338  Overall
#52  Key-value stores
Score1.23
Rank#157  Overall
#76  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comboilerbay.comwww.omnisci.com
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comboilerbay.com/­infinitydb/­manualdocs.omnisci.com
Developer4D, IncBoiler Bay Inc.MapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release198420022016
Current releasev18 R5, January 20214.05.6, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VMLinux
Data schemeyesyes infonested virtual Java Maps, multi-value, logical ‘tuple space’ runtime Schema upgradeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoall Java primitives, Date, CLOB, BLOB, huge sparse arraysyes
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 indexesyesno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92noyes
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
Access via java.util.concurrent.ConcurrentNavigableMap Interface
Proprietary API to InfinityDB ItemSpace (boilerbay.com/­docs/­ItemSpaceDataStructures.htm)
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
JavaAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationnoneMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoREAD-COMMITTED or SERIALIZEDImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoOptimistic locking for transactions; no isolation for bulk loadsno
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.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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