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DBMS > 4D vs. SAP HANA vs. TerminusDB

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. SAP HANA vs. TerminusDB

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonSAP HANA  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemIn-memory, column based data store. Available as appliance or cloud serviceScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith SAP Hana, Enterprise Edition
Spatial DBMS
Document store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.89
Rank#107  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Score55.09
Rank#21  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Score0.14
Rank#302  Overall
#27  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.sap.com/­products/­hana.htmlterminusdb.com
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comhelp.sap.com/­hanaterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
Developer4D, IncSAPDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release198420102018
Current releasev18 R5, January 20212.0 SPS05 (June 26, 2020), June 202010.0.21, March 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono infoalso available as a cloud based serviceno
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Implementation languageProlog, Rust
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
Appliance or cloud-serviceLinux
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.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92yesSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
JDBC
ODBC
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesSQLScript, Ryes
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyesGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyesJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory journaling
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsyesRole-based access control

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