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DBMS > 4D vs. Memcached vs. Postgres-XL

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Memcached vs. Postgres-XL

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.89
Rank#107  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Score24.95
Rank#33  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score0.70
Rank#206  Overall
#97  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.memcached.orgwww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikiwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
Developer4D, IncDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournal
Initial release198420032014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current releasev18 R5, January 20211.6.15, March 202210 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCC
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
macOS
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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.yesyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92noyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
Proprietary protocolADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnouser defined functions
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonehorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationnone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallity
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID infoMVCC
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesnoyes
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 groupsyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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