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System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Snowflake

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score2.54
Rank#105  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Score46.54
Rank#23  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
Developer4D, IncSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release19842014
Current releasev18 R5, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.yesyes
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92yes
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functions
Triggersyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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