Difference between 4D and Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB
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 an integrated database management system.
2. Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB :
The ApsaraDB for PolarDB is a cloud-native relational database compatible with MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle. ApsaraDB architecture supported 5000 physical machines in a single cluster. It is designed for business-critical database applications that require fast performance, high concurrency, and automatic scaling.
Difference between 4D and Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB :
|S.NO.||4D||Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB|
|1.||Developed By 4D, Inc in 1984.||Developed By Alibaba in August 2013.|
|2.||It is an application development environment with an integrated database management system.||It is a cloud-native relational database compatible with MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle.|
|3.||Server operating systems for 4D are OS X and Windows.||In Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB, Hosted server operating systems.|
|4.||It is not available as a cloud service.||It is available as a cloud service.|
|5.||It does not support In-memory capabilities||It supports In-memory capabilities.|
|6.||The programming language supported is PHP.||The programming languages supported are Java and Python.|
|7.||There is no Partitioning method.||There is only one partitioning method – Sharding.|
|8.||APIs and other access methods supported are ODBC, RESTful HTTP API and SOAP web-services||APIs and other access methods supported are JDBC and ODBC.|
|9.||It support only one replication methods – Master-master replication.||It also support replication methods.|