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DBMS > Adabas vs. AlaSQL vs. Amazon DynamoDB vs. GeoSpock vs. Postgres-XL

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. AlaSQL vs. Amazon DynamoDB vs. GeoSpock vs. Postgres-XL

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonGeoSpock  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformJavaScript DBMS libraryHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudSpatial and temporal data processing engine for extreme data scaleBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Key-value store
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.28
Rank#72  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.36
Rank#233  Overall
#33  Document stores
#110  Relational DBMS
Score64.27
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score0.14
Rank#276  Overall
#128  Relational DBMS
Score0.47
Rank#212  Overall
#101  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­corporate/­products/­adabas_natural/­adabas/­default.htmlalasql.orgaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbgeospock.comwww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbdocs.geospock.com/­Content/­Home.htmwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperSoftware AGAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffAmazonGeoSpock
Initial release1971201420122014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release2.0, September 201910 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercialOpen Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesyesno
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJava, JavascriptC
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedhostedLinux
macOS
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyesyes
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.nononoyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyesnoyestemporal, categoricalyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewayClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noANSI SQL for query only (using Presto)yes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
JavaScript APIRESTful HTTP APIJDBCADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesNaturalJavaScript.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalnononouser defined functions
Triggersnoyesyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdanoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistanoneShardingAutomatic shardinghorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event Replicatornoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)nono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACID infoACID across one or more tables within a single AWS account and regionnoACID infoMVCC
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)noAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users can be defined per tablefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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