DB-EnginesInfluxDB: Focus on building software with an easy-to-use serverless, scalable time series platformEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > 4D vs. Interbase vs. MySQL

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Interbase vs. MySQL

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandWidely used open source RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached API
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.66
Rank#118  Overall
#60  Relational DBMS
Score5.98
Rank#70  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Score1211.96
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.mysql.com
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasedev.mysql.com/­doc
Developer4D, IncEmbarcaderoOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun
Initial release198419841995
Current releasev18 R5, January 2021InterBase 2020, December 20198.0.32, January 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
ScaleGrid for MySQL: Fully managed MySQL hosting On-Premises and on a wide variety of cloud providers. Easily deploy, monitor, provision, and scale your deployments in the cloud.
Implementation languageCC and C++
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
Android
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 infoexport as XML data possibleyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92yesyes infowith proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageyes infoproprietary syntax
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonehorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationInterbase Change ViewsMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engine
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 access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or roles

More information provided by the system vendor

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesDbVisualizer is equipping database professionals with the tools they need to build, manage and maintain state-of-the-art database technologies. It has sky-high user satisfaction and is the preferred tool for database professionals around the world. Customers include Tesla, Apple, Facebook, Deutsche Bank, NASA, and 25,000 others in 145 countries.
» more

SQLFlow: Provides a visual representation of the overall flow of data. Automated SQL data lineage analysis across Databases, ETL, Business Intelligence, Cloud and Hadoop environments by parsing SQL Script and stored procedure.
» more

Navicat for MySQL is the ideal solution for MySQL/MariaDB administration and development.
» more

Percona: Database problems? Not on your watch.
Databases run better with Percona.
» more

CData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more

Arctype: A fast, beautiful database GUI for developers and teams. Download it for free today.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionInterbaseMySQL
DB-Engines blog posts

MySQL, PostgreSQL and Redis are the winners of the March ranking
2 March 2016, Paul Andlinger

show all

MySQL is the DBMS of the Year 2019
3 January 2020, Matthias Gelbmann, Paul Andlinger

MariaDB strengthens its position in the open source RDBMS market
5 April 2018, Matthias Gelbmann

The struggle for the hegemony in Oracle's database empire
2 May 2017, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

An independent soccer league transforming lives in a slum in Kenya
15 November 2022, FanSided

Top 10 Data Management Platforms and Software to Know in 2022
13 June 2022, Analytics Insight

AHQ (Unit) Islamabad wins interbase shooting c’ship
12 February 2020, Pakistan Observer

transcosmos increases workstations at Kuala Lumpur KLCC, its ...
26 October 2021, PR Web

Firebird 2.0 Beta Released – OSnews
18 November 2005, OS News

provided by Google News

Hardening MySQL for your WordPress site
18 January 2023, Security Boulevard

Canva's Live Database Migration: From MySQL to DynamoDB
11 January 2023, The New Stack

What is PostgreSQL?
25 January 2023, Database Journal

Data management trends: Convergence and more money
19 January 2023, TechTarget

Seven interesting SQL editor tools for ML developers
30 December 2022, INDIAai

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Home Remodeling Lead Carpenter
4th Dimension Construction, Olympia, WA

Security Specialist 1
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

Delphi Developer
Softacom, Remote

Delphi Developer--Remote
iTech, Remote

Delphi Developer - Frederick, MD
Teamware Solutions (quantum leap consulting)., Remote

Delphi Developer
Vizva Technologies, Frederick, MD

Customer Support Engineer I
Imprivata, Remote

MySQL DBA
Integra Global Solutions, Remote

Sr MySQL Database Admin (REMOTE)
RELX, Remote

PHP/MySQL Developers
Webmasters.com, Tampa, FL

Front-end WordPress Developer
Flawless Website Design, Remote

jobs by Indeed



Share this page

Featured Products

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

Redis logo

The world’s most loved real‑time data platform.
Try free

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 80GB free.

Neo4j logo

See for yourself how a graph database can make your life easier.
Use Neo4j online for free.

Present your product here