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DBMS > 4D vs. MaxDB vs. SAP HANA

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. MaxDB vs. SAP HANA

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-D  Xexclude from comparisonSAP HANA  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemA robust and reliable RDBMS optimized to run all major SAP solutionsIn-memory, column based data store. Available as appliance or cloud service
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith SAP Hana, Enterprise Edition
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.47
Rank#110  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Score2.26
Rank#114  Overall
#55  Relational DBMS
Score44.27
Rank#23  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.4d.commaxdb.sap.comwww.sap.com/­products/­hana.html
Technical documentationdeveloper.4d.commaxdb.sap.com/­documentationhelp.sap.com/­hana
Developer4D, IncSAP, acquired from Software AG (Adabas-D) in 1997SAP
Initial release198419842010
Current releasev20, April 20237.9.10.12, February 20242.0 SPS07 (AprilĀ 4, 2023), April 2023
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoLimited community edition freecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono infoalso available as a cloud based service
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Appliance or cloud-service
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.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92yesyes
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
WebDAV
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
.Net
C#
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesSQLScript, R
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationSource-replica replicationyes
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.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes

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