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DBMS > 4D vs. NCache vs. ObjectBox

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. NCache vs. ObjectBox

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparisonObjectBox  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemOpen-Source and Enterprise in-memory Key-Value StoreExtremely fast embedded database for small devices, IoT and Mobile
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeObject oriented DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.96
Rank#100  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Score0.83
Rank#188  Overall
#31  Key-value stores
Score0.94
Rank#182  Overall
#7  Object oriented DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.alachisoft.com/­ncacheobjectbox.io
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docsdocs.objectbox.io
Developer4D, IncAlachisoftObjectBox Limited
Initial release198420052017
Current releasev18 R5, January 20215.2, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoApache License 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC#, .NET, .NET Core, JavaC and C++
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
Android
iOS
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyespartial infoSupported data types are Lists, Queues, Hashsets, Dictionary and Counteryes
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 92SQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.no
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
IDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Visual Basic.NET
C
C++
Dart
Go
Java
JavaScript infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Kotlin
Python infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRno
Triggersyesyes infoNotificationsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyes, with selectable consistency levelonline/offline synchronization between client and server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Strong Eventual Consistency over WAN with Conflict Resolution using Bridge Topology
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDoptimistic locking and pessimistic lockingACID
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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsAuthentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)yes
More information provided by the system vendor
4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionNCacheObjectBox
Specific characteristicsNCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005 . NCache...
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Competitive advantagesNCache is 100% .NET/ .NET Core based which fully supports ASP.NET Core Sessions ,...
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Typical application scenariosNCache enables industries like retail, finance, banking IoT, travel, ecommerce, healthcare...
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Key customersBank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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Market metricsMarket Leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005.
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Licensing and pricing modelsNCache Open Source is free on an as-is basis without any support. NCache Enterprise...
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