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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. AlaSQL vs. Cassandra vs. JanusGraph vs. JSqlDb

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonJanusGraph infosuccessor of Titan  Xexclude from comparisonJSqlDb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformJavaScript DBMS libraryWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessA Graph DBMS optimized for distributed clusters infoIt was forked from the latest code base of Titan in January 2017JavaScript Query Language Database, stores JavaScript objects and primitives
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSDocument store
Relational DBMS
Wide column storeGraph DBMSDocument store
Object oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.28
Rank#72  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.36
Rank#233  Overall
#33  Document stores
#110  Relational DBMS
Score120.07
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score1.78
Rank#120  Overall
#7  Graph DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#342  Overall
#47  Document stores
#21  Object oriented DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­corporate/­products/­adabas_natural/­adabas/­default.htmlalasql.orgcassandra.apache.orgjanusgraph.orgjsqldb.org
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdocs.janusgraph.org
DeveloperSoftware AGAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookLinux Foundation; originally developed as Titan by AureliusKonrad von Backstrom
Initial release19712014200820172018
Current release3.11.6, February 20200.5.0, March 20200.8, December 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaJava
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyesno
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.nonononono
Secondary indexesyesnorestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewayClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)nono
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
JavaScript APIProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
Java API
TinkerPop Blueprints
TinkerPop Frames
TinkerPop Gremlin
TinkerPop Rexster
Supported programming languagesNaturalJavaScriptC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Clojure
Java
Python
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalnonoyesfunctions in JavaScript
Triggersnoyesyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistanoneSharding infono "single point of failure"yes infodepending on the used storage backend (e.g. Cassandra, HBase, BerkeleyDB)none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event Replicatornoneselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesyes infovia Faunus, a graph analytics engineno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnoyes infoRelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes infoSupports various storage backends: Cassandra, HBase, Berkeley DB, Akiban, Hazelcastyes infousing RocksDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)noAccess rights for users can be defined per objectUser authentification and security via Rexster Graph Server
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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