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

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

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonSiriDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsOpen Source Time Series DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
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Score2.56
Rank#118  Overall
#60  Relational DBMS
Score0.43
Rank#274  Overall
#128  Relational DBMS
Score5.40
Rank#76  Overall
#41  Relational DBMS
Score0.19
Rank#330  Overall
#29  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlsiridb.com
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.siridb.com
Developer4D, IncGoogleSAP infoformerly SybaseCesbit
Initial release1984201419922017
Current releasev18 R5, January 20212.1.12, February 201717, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariAIX
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.yesnoyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92SQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternyesno
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP API
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
JavaScriptC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Go
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlno
TriggersyesUsing read-only observersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationnoneSource-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 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 persistentyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infousing MemoryDByesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardsimple rights management via user accounts

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