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System Properties Comparison 4D vs. STSdb

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.66
Rank#107  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Score0.16
Rank#298  Overall
#44  Key-value stores
Websitewww.4d.comgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.com
Developer4D, IncSTS Soft SC
Initial release19842011
Current releasev18 R5, January 20214.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC#
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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.yes
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92no
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
.NET Client API
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesno
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsno

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