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System Properties Comparison 4D vs. MySQL vs. ObjectBox

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonObjectBox  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemWidely used open source RDBMSExtremely fast embedded database for small devices, IoT and Mobile
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APIObject oriented DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.66
Rank#107  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Score1212.52
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score0.90
Rank#185  Overall
#9  Object oriented DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.mysql.comobjectbox.io
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comdev.mysql.com/­docdocs.objectbox.io
Developer4D, IncOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunObjectBox Limited
Initial release198419952017
Current releasev18 R5, January 20218.0.26, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoApache License 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++C and C++
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Android
iOS
Linux
macOS
Windows
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.yesyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92yes infowith proprietary extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C
C++
Dart
Go
Java
JavaScript infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Kotlin
Python infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infoproprietary syntaxno
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabricnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
online/offline synchronization between client and server
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 integrityyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyes
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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesyes
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4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionMySQLObjectBox
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