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System Properties Comparison 4D vs. searchxml vs. SQL.JS

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonsearchxml  Xexclude from comparisonSQL.JS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemDBMS for structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application serverPort of SQLite to JavaScript
Primary database modelRelational DBMSNative XML DBMS
Search engine
Relational DBMS
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Score2.83
Rank#106  Overall
#55  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#363  Overall
#7  Native XML DBMS
#22  Search engines
Score1.10
Rank#169  Overall
#80  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.searchxml.net/­category/­productssql.js.org
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comwww.searchxml.net/­support/­handoutssql.js.org/­documentation/­index.html
Developer4D, Incinformationpartners gmbhAlon Zakai infoenhancements implemented by others
Initial release198420152012
Current releasev18 R5, January 20211.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++JavaScript
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
Windowsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
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.yesyesno
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92noyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
RESTful HTTP API
WebDAV
XQuery
XSLT
JavaScript API
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
C++ infomost other programming languages supported via APIsJavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infoon the application serverno
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyes infosychronisation to multiple collectionsnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDmultiple readers, single writerACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesno infoexcept by serializing a db to a file
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 groupsDomain, group and role-based access control at the document level and for application servicesno

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