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DBMS > 4D vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. SiriDB

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. SiriDB

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonSiriDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsOpen Source Time Series DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.89
Rank#107  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Score5.61
Rank#72  Overall
#40  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlsiridb.net
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.siridb.net
Developer4D, IncSAP infoformerly SybaseCesbit
Initial release198419922017
Current releasev18 R5, January 202117, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoNumeric data
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.yesyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92yesno
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP API
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Go
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlno
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroringyes
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 integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
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.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardsimple rights management via user accounts

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