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System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. OpenEdge vs. OrigoDB

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonOpenEdge  Xexclude from comparisonOrigoDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsApplication development environment with integrated database management systemA fully ACID in-memory object graph database
Primary database modelRelational DBMSWide column storeRelational DBMSDocument store
Object oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.56
Rank#97  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
Score4.85
Rank#63  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score4.04
Rank#75  Overall
#40  Relational DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#312  Overall
#42  Document stores
#17  Object oriented DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tableswww.progress.com/­openedgeorigodb.com
Technical documentationdoc.4d.comdocumentation.progress.com/­output/­ua/­OpenEdge_latestorigodb.com/­docs
Developer4D, IncMicrosoftProgress Software CorporationRobert Friberg et al
Initial release1984201219842009 infounder the name LiveDB
Current releasev17.0, July 2018OpenEdge 11.7, March 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialcommercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC#
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
hostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesUser defined using .NET types and collections
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.yesnonono infocan be achieved using .NET
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92noyes infoclose to SQL 92no
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
RESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
HTTP API
LINQ
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Progress proprietary ABL (Advanced Business Language).Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyesyes
Triggersyesnoyesyes infoDomain Events
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicehorizontal partitioning infosince Version 11.4horizontal partitioning infoclient side managed; servers are not synchronized
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replicationyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.Master-slave replicationMaster-slave replication
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 integrityyesnoyesdepending on model
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDoptimistic lockingACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoWrite ahead log
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nononoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signaturesUsers and groupsRole based authorization

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