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DBMS > 4D vs. RDF4J vs. Teradata Aster

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. RDF4J vs. Teradata Aster

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata Aster  Xexclude from comparison
Teradata Aster has been integrated into other Teradata systems and therefore will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.Platform for big data analytics on multistructured data sources and types
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRDF storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.92
Rank#106  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Score0.66
Rank#215  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websitewww.4d.comrdf4j.org
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comrdf4j.org/­documentation
Developer4D, IncSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.Teradata
Initial release198420042005
Current releasev18 R5, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyes infoRDF SchemasFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free) infodefined schema within the relational store; partial schema or schema free in the Aster File Store
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.yesyes infoin Aster File Store
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92noyes
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
Java
PHP
Python
C
C#
C++
Java
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesR packages
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationnoneyes infoDimension tables are replicated across all nodes in the cluster. The number of replicas for the file store can be configured.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoSQL Map-Reduce Framework
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as wellyes
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 groupsnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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