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System Properties Comparison 4D vs. InfluxDB vs. Memcached

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for caching
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.49
Rank#109  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Score26.25
Rank#27  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score25.67
Rank#28  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Websitewww.4d.comwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.memcached.org
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wiki
Developer4D, IncDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournal
Initial release198420132003
Current releasev18.1, March 20202.0.2, November 20201.6.9, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoBSD license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageGoC
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and Stringsno
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 indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92SQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoin enterprise version onlynone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlynone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallity
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesno
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoDepending on used storage engine
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupssimple rights management via user accountsyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocol
More information provided by the system vendor
4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionInfluxDBMemcached
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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