Difference between 4D and ADABAS

1. 4th Dimension (4D) :
The 4th Dimension is a relational database management system and IDE developed by Laurent Ribardière. 4D can run as a server so that multiple clients can manage a single database. 4D was created in 1984 and had a slightly delayed public release for Macintosh in 1987. It is an application development environment with integrated database management system.

1. Adaptable Database System (ADABAS) :
ADABAS was developed by Software AG to run on IBM mainframes. It was launched in 1971. It is an OLTP – DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments. ADABAS is an enterprise database management system (DBMS) designed for reliability, high performance, scalability and low total cost of ownership.



Difference between 4D and ADABAS :

S.NO. 4D ADABAS
1. Developed By 4D, Inc on 1984. Developed By Software AG on 1971.
2. It is an application development environment with integrated database management system. It is an OLTP – DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments.
3. It is written in C and C++ languages. It is written in Natural language.
4. Server operating systems for 4D are OS X and Windows. Server operating systems for ADABAS are BS2000, Linux, Unix, Windows, z/OS and z/VSE.
5. It support XML Format. It does not support XML Format.
6. It support the Server-side scripting. Server-side scripting is done in Natural.
7. There is no Partitioning methods. It supports partitioning methods.
8. It supports SQL query language. It also supports SQL query language with add-on product ADABAS SQL Gateway.
9. It support only one replication methods – Master-master replication. It also supports partitioning with add-on product Event Replicator.
10. It provides the concept of Referential Integrity. Hence, no Foreign Keys. It does not provides the concept of Referential Integrity. Hence, no Foreign Keys.

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