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System Properties Comparison 4D vs. c-treeACE vs. Informix

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonc-treeACE  Xexclude from comparisonInformix  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemHigh speed key-value store, desgined for high availability, mission critical applications with automatic recovery and immediately consistent transaction support.A secure embeddable database from IBM, positioned besides DB2 as a relatively low-cost product optimized for OLTP and Internet of Things data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDB
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS infowith Informix TimeSeries Extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.75
Rank#92  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score0.52
Rank#206  Overall
#34  Key-value stores
#98  Relational DBMS
Score25.51
Rank#26  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.faircom.com/­-products/­-c-treeacewww.ibm.com/­products/­informix
Technical documentationdoc.4d.comlearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directoryinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
Developer4D, IncFairCom CorporationIBM, HCL Technologies infoEffective May 1st, 2017, HCL took on development, technical support, and product management teams, and works jointly with IBM on product strategy, marketing, and sales.
Initial release198419791984
Current releasev17.0, July 2018V11.5, November 201714.10, March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoRestricted, free version availablecommercial infofree developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageANSI C, C++C, C++ and Java
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
QNX
SCO
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows infoeasily portable to other OSs
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes, ANSI Standard SQL Typesyes infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92yes infoANSI SQL queriesyes
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
ADO.NET
Direct SQL
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Visual Basic
.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++yes
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneFile partitioning, horizontal partitioning, sharding infoCustomizable business rules for table partitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replicationyes infoSynchronous and asynchronous realtime replication based on transaction logsMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infowhen using SQLyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoacross SQL and NoSQLyes
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.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsFine grained user, group and file access rights managed across SQL (per ANSI standard) and NoSQL.Users with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controls
More information provided by the system vendor
4D infoformer name: 4th Dimensionc-treeACEInformix
Specific characteristicsSpeed, reliability and consistency are the reasons businesses choose FairCom’s c-treeACE...
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Competitive advantagesTop Features High-speed transaction processing Immediately consistent, ACID-compliant,...
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Typical application scenariosc-treeACE speed, reliability, and flexibility are direct reasons this technology...
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Key customersVISA, UPS, Verizon, Motorola, CommVault, Thomson Reuters, ACI, BNY Mellon, Rockwell...
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Market metricsFrom banking and financial transactions, transportation, warehouse automation, package...
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Licensing and pricing modelsJust as the technical aspects of c-treeACE are flexible to meet operation requirements,...
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