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DBMS > 4D vs. Kingbase vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. SiriDB

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Kingbase vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. SiriDB

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonKingbase  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonSiriDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemAn enterprise-class RDBMS compatible with PostgreSQL and Oracle and widely used in China.RDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsOpen Source Time Series DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.56
Rank#118  Overall
#60  Relational DBMS
Score0.56
Rank#251  Overall
#117  Relational DBMS
Score5.40
Rank#76  Overall
#41  Relational DBMS
Score0.19
Rank#330  Overall
#29  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.kingbase.com.cnwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlsiridb.com
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.combbs.kingbase.com.cn/­chess_wenku-index.htmlhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.siridb.com
Developer4D, IncBeiJing KINGBASE Information technologies inc.SAP infoformerly SybaseCesbit
Initial release1984199919922017
Current releasev18 R5, January 2021V8.0, August 202117, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialcommercialOpen Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC and JavaC
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes infoNumeric data
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.yesyesyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92Standard with numerous extensionsyesno
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
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP API
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Go
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlno
Triggersyesyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioning (by range, list and hash) and vertical partitioningnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyesSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroringyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
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-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardsimple rights management via user accounts
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4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionKingbaseSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server AnywhereSiriDB
Specific characteristicsAn enterprise-class RDBMS compatible with PostgreSQL and Oracle. It has the following...
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Competitive advantagesComplete database management platform with Integrated Development Environment Tool,...
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Typical application scenariosNew applications for transactional and mixed workloads that need to integrate with...
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Key customersThe main customers are: China National Petroleum Corporation China Petrochemical...
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Market metricsAt present, the main market is in China, but expansion to the international market...
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Licensing and pricing modelsBusiness license. Various sales modes: for example, sales by set, sales by CPU quantity,...
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