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DBMS > 4D vs. MarkLogic vs. Quasardb vs. TerminusDB

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. MarkLogic vs. Quasardb vs. TerminusDB

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonMarkLogic  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemOperational and transactional Enterprise NoSQL databaseDistributed, high-performance timeseries databaseScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Native XML DBMS
RDF store infoas of version 7
Search engine
Time Series DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.96
Rank#100  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Score9.19
Rank#51  Overall
#8  Document stores
#1  Native XML DBMS
#1  RDF stores
#4  Search engines
Score0.15
Rank#297  Overall
#27  Time Series DBMS
Score0.22
Rank#287  Overall
#24  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.marklogic.comquasardb.netterminusdb.com
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comdocs.marklogic.comdoc.quasardb.netterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
Developer4D, IncMarkLogic Corp.quasardbDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release1984200120092018
Current releasev18 R5, January 20219.0, 20173.1, January 201910.0.3, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial inforestricted free version is availablecommercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licensesOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C++Prolog, Rust
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesschema-free infoSchema can be enforcedschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infointeger and binaryyes
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.yesyesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infowith tags
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92yes infoSQL92SQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
Java API
Node.js Client API
ODBC
proprietary Optic API infoProprietary Query API, introduced with version 9
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
WebDAV
XDBC
XQuery
XSLT
HTTP APIOWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infovia XQuery or JavaScriptnoyes
Triggersyesyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infoconsistent hashingGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyesSource-replica replication with selectable replication factorJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infovia Hadoop Connector, HDFS Direct Access and in-database MapReduce jobswith Hadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infocan act as a resource manager in an XA/JTA transactionACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby using LevelDByes infoin-memory journaling
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes, with Range Indexesyes infoTransient mode
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsRole-based access control at the document and subdocument levelsCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trailRole-based access control
More information provided by the system vendor
4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionMarkLogicQuasardbTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist
Specific characteristicsThe MarkLogic Multi-Model Database provides the simplest way to integrate data from...
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High-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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Competitive advantagesThe main benefit of MarkLogic is simplicity. By making things simpler, MarkLogic...
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High performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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Typical application scenariosMarkLogic’s main use case is the Operational Data Hub . A Data Hub is useful for...
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Tick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Key customersMarkLogic has proven results managing mission-critical data with over 1,000 global...
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Large EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Market metricsMarkLogic is well known within the Fortune 1000, with a strong presence in financial...
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Has been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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Licensing and pricing modelsMarkLogic provides a variety of licenses and cloud services: MarkLogic Data Hub Service...
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Community edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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