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DBMS > 4D vs. atoti vs. InfinityDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. TimesTen

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. atoti vs. InfinityDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. TimesTen

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonatoti  Xexclude from comparisonInfinityDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemAn in-memory DBMS combining transactional and analytical processing to handle the aggregation of ever-changing data.A Java embedded Key-Value Store which extends the Java Map interfaceRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelRelational DBMSObject oriented DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.92
Rank#106  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Score0.35
Rank#260  Overall
#15  Object oriented DBMS
Score0.07
Rank#313  Overall
#47  Key-value stores
Score5.77
Rank#68  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Score2.05
Rank#122  Overall
#61  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.atoti.ioboilerbay.comwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comboilerbay.com/­infinitydb/­manualhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
Developer4D, IncActiveViamBoiler Bay Inc.SAP infoformerly SybaseOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release1984200219921998
Current releasev18 R5, January 20214.017, July 201511 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree versions availablecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaJava
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VMAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeyesyes infonested virtual Java Maps, multi-value, logical ‘tuple space’ runtime Schema upgradeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoall Java primitives, Date, CLOB, BLOB, huge sparse arraysyesyes
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.yesnoyesno
Secondary indexesyesno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92Multidimensional Expressions (MDX)noyesyes
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)
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
JavaC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesPythonnoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or PerlPL/SQL
Triggersyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding, horizontal partitioningnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationnoneSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroringMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoREAD-COMMITTED or SERIALIZEDImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoOptimistic locking for transactions; no isolation for bulk loadsACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesnoyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionatotiInfinityDBSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server AnywhereTimesTen
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