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System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Kingbase vs. MaxDB

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonKingbase  Xexclude from comparisonMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-D  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemAn enterprise-class RDBMS compatible with PostgreSQL and Oracle and widely used in China.A robust and reliable RDBMS optimized to run all major SAP solutions
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
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Score2.31
Rank#112  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Score0.42
Rank#263  Overall
#123  Relational DBMS
Score2.20
Rank#113  Overall
#55  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.kingbase.com.cnmaxdb.sap.com
Technical documentationdeveloper.4d.commaxdb.sap.com/­documentation
Developer4D, IncBeiJing KINGBASE Information technologies inc.SAP, acquired from Software AG (Adabas-D) in 1997
Initial release198419991984
Current releasev20, April 2023V8.0, August 20217.9.10.12, February 2024
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and JavaC++
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
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.yesyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92Standard with numerous extensionsyes
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
ADO.NET
gokb
JDBC
kdbndp
ODBC
PDI
PDO
Pro*C
psycopg2
QT
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
WebDAV
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
.Net
C#
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsyes
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioning (by range, list and hash) and vertical partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyesSource-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
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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