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Difference between 4D and Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB

  • Last Updated : 10 Jul, 2020

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.4DAlibaba 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 capabilitiesIt 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-servicesAPIs and other access methods supported are JDBC and ODBC.
9.It support only one replication methods – Master-master replication.It also support replication methods.

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