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DBMS > Adabas vs. AlaSQL vs. Couchbase vs. EsgynDB

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. AlaSQL vs. Couchbase vs. EsgynDB

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonEsgynDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformJavaScript DBMS libraryJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceEnterprise-class SQL-on-Hadoop solution, powered by Apache Trafodion
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-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
Score4.66
Rank#68  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.39
Rank#222  Overall
#32  Document stores
#105  Relational DBMS
Score32.04
Rank#23  Overall
#3  Document stores
Score0.16
Rank#265  Overall
#125  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­corporate/­products/­adabas_natural/­adabas/­default.htmlalasql.orgwww.couchbase.comesgyn.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.couchbase.comesgyn.com/­developers
DeveloperSoftware AGAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffCouchbase, Inc.Esgyn
Initial release1971201420112015
Current releaseServer: 6.0, October 2018; Mobile: 2.5, May 2019; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC, C++, Go and ErlangC++, Java
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes 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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewayClose 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++.yes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
JavaScript APINative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesNaturalJavaScript.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin NaturalnoFunctions and timers in JavaScriptJava Stored Procedures
Triggersnoyesyes 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 VistanoneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatornoneMaster-master replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Master-slave replication
Master-master replication between multi datacenters
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageSingle-document ACID transactionsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes 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.noyesyes infoEphemeral bucketsno
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)noUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Adabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"AlaSQLCouchbase infoOriginally called MembaseEsgynDB
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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Capabilities for Operational/Transactional Workloads Deep Integration with HBase...
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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EsgynDB is ideally suited to supporting Hybrid Transactional and Analytical Processing...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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Ideally suited to scenarios where high speed continuous data ingestion is required...
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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EsgynDB's customers are worldwide, with several in the Global Fortune 500, including...
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Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
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EsgynDB Enterprise Edition is the commercially supported version of Apache Trafodion...
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