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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Aerospike vs. AlaSQL vs. Couchbase vs. GraphDB

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseJavaScript DBMS libraryJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceEnterprise RDF and graph database with efficient reasoning, cluster and external index synchronization support
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSKey-value storeDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document storeGraph DBMS
RDF store
Secondary database modelsDocument storeKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocol
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.28
Rank#72  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score6.94
Rank#50  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
Score0.36
Rank#233  Overall
#33  Document stores
#110  Relational DBMS
Score30.41
Rank#25  Overall
#4  Document stores
Score1.16
Rank#139  Overall
#8  Graph DBMS
#5  RDF stores
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­corporate/­products/­adabas_natural/­adabas/­default.htmlwww.aerospike.comalasql.orgwww.couchbase.comgraphdb.ontotext.com
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docsgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.couchbase.comgraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentation
DeveloperSoftware AGAerospikeAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffCouchbase, Inc.Ontotext
Initial release19712012201420112000
Current release4.8.0.3, January 2020Server: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 20198.8, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availablecommercial infolimited edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono infoNamed S4, Ontotext provides a semantic graph database based on GraphDB in the cloud.
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Implementation languageCJavaScriptC, C++, Go and ErlangJava
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
Linuxserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyesyes, supports real-time synchronization and indexing in SOLR/Elastic search/Lucene and GeoSPARQL geometry data indexes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewaynoClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.Declarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.SPARQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
JDBC
Proprietary protocol
JavaScript APINative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsGeoSPARQL
Java API
RDF4J API
RIO
Sail API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL 1.1
Supported programming languagesNatural.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
.Net
C#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturaluser defined functions infowith LuanoFunctions and timers in JavaScriptJava Server Plugin
Triggersnonoyesyes infovia the TAP protocolno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistaShardingnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event Replicatorselectable replication factornoneMaster-master replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Master-slave replication
Master-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reducenoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate Consistency, Eventual consistency (configurable in cluster mode per master or individual client request)
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesnoyes infoConstraint checking
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDAtomic execution of operationsyes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyesyes infoEphemeral buckets
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)Access rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlynoUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authenticationyes
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Adabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafAlaSQLCouchbase infoOriginally called MembaseGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM
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Competitive advantagesOptimized for use with SSDs (solid-state hard drives) Scales horizontally and vertically...
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Couchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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GraphDB allows you to link text and data in big knowledge graphs. It’s easy to experiment...
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Typical application scenariosAerospike excels in mission-critical applications that have mixed read/write workloads...
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Customer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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Metadata enrichment and management, linked open data publishing, semantic inferencing...
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Key customersNielsen, Williams-Sonoma, Inmobi, AppNexus, Telco (confidential), Financial Services...
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Amadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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BBC, Press Association, Financial Times, DK, Euromoney, The British Museum, Getty...
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Market metricsAerospike's combination of speed, scalability, and reliability delivers 10x performance...
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Named a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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Licensing and pricing modelsSubscription-based Enterprise Edition and free, open-source Community Edition
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