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

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisoneXtremeDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP HANA  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemNatively in-memory DBMS with options for persistency, high-availability and clusteringIn-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 DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith SAP Hana, Enterprise Edition
Document store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.74
Rank#108  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Score0.54
Rank#224  Overall
#108  Relational DBMS
#13  Time Series DBMS
Score54.24
Rank#19  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Score0.13
Rank#295  Overall
#27  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.mcobject.com/­extremedbfamilywww.sap.com/­products/­hana.htmlterminusdb.com
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comwww.mcobject.com/­docs/­eXtremeDB.htmhelp.sap.com/­hanaterminusdb.com/­docs
Developer4D, IncMcObjectSAPDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release1984200120102018
Current releasev18.1, March 20208.1, November 20192.0 SPS04 (April 5, 2019), April 20191.1.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono infoalso available as a cloud based serviceno
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Implementation languageC and C++Prolog, Rust
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Appliance or cloud-serviceLinux
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.yesno infosupport of XML interfaces availablenono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92yes infowith the option: eXtremeSQLyesSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
.NET Client API
JDBC
JNI
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
Lua
Python
Scala
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesSQLScript, Ryes
Triggersyesyes infoby defining eventsyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioning / shardingyesGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationActive Replication Fabric™ for IoT
Multi-source replication infoby means of eXtremeDB Cluster option
Source-replica replication infoby means of eXtremeDB High Availability option
yesJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic (MVCC) and pessimistic (locking) strategies availableyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoin-memory journaling
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsyesRole-based access control
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4D infoformer name: 4th DimensioneXtremeDBSAP HANATerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist
Specific characteristicseXtremeDB is an in-memory and/or persistent database system that offers an ultra-small...
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Competitive advantageseXtremeDB databases can be modeled relationally or as objects and can utilize SQL...
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Typical application scenariosIoT application across all markets: Industrial Control, Netcom, Telecom, Defense,...
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Key customersSchneider Electronics, F5 Networks, TNS, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, GoPro, ViaSat,...
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Market metricsWith hundreds of customers and over 28 million devices/applications using the product...
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Licensing and pricing modelsFor server use cases, there is a simple per-server license irrespective of the number...
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