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DBMS > 4D vs. ObjectBox vs. TimesTen vs. XTDB

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. ObjectBox vs. TimesTen vs. XTDB

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonObjectBox  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparisonXTDB infoformerly named Crux  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemExtremely fast embedded database for small devices, IoT and MobileIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to OracleA general purpose database with bitemporal SQL and Datalog and graph queries
Primary database modelRelational DBMSObject oriented DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.96
Rank#100  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Score0.94
Rank#182  Overall
#7  Object oriented DBMS
Score1.79
Rank#129  Overall
#64  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#351  Overall
#49  Document stores
Websitewww.4d.comobjectbox.iowww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.htmlgithub.com/­xtdb/­xtdb
xtdb.com
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comdocs.objectbox.iodocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1xtdb.com/­docs
Developer4D, IncObjectBox LimitedOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005Juxt Ltd.
Initial release1984201719982019
Current releasev18 R5, January 202111 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)1.19, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache License 2.0commercialOpen Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC and C++Clojure
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
Android
iOS
Linux
macOS
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
All OS with a Java 8 (and higher) VM
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes, extensible-data-notation format
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
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92noyeslimited SQL, making use of Apache Calcite
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
Proprietary native APIJDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
HTTP REST
JDBC
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
C
C++
Dart
Go
Java
JavaScript infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Kotlin
Python infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Swift
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Clojure
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoPL/SQLno
Triggersyesnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationonline/offline synchronization between client and serverMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes, each node contains all data
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpointsyes, flexibel persistency by using storage technologies like Apache Kafka, RocksDB or LMDB
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 groupsyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionObjectBoxTimesTenXTDB infoformerly named Crux
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19 October 2021

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1 July 2021

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