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

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisondBASE  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 platformJavaScript DBMS libraryJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfacedBase was one of the first databases with a development environment on PC's. Its latest version dBase V is still sold as dBase classic, which needs a DOS Emulation. The up-to-date product is dBase plus.Enterprise RDF and graph database with efficient reasoning, cluster and external index synchronization support
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document storeRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
RDF store
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
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Score4.51
Rank#70  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.38
Rank#227  Overall
#32  Document stores
#107  Relational DBMS
Score32.08
Rank#24  Overall
#3  Document stores
Score14.11
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score1.18
Rank#137  Overall
#8  Graph DBMS
#5  RDF stores
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­corporate/­products/­adabas_natural/­adabas/­default.htmlalasql.orgwww.couchbase.comwww.dbase.comgraphdb.ontotext.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.couchbase.comwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasegraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentation
DeveloperSoftware AGAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffCouchbase, Inc.Asthon TateOntotext
Initial release19712014201119792000
Current releaseServer: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 2019dBASE PLUS 11, December 20168.8, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availablecommercialcommercial 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 languageJavaScriptC, C++, Go and ErlangJava
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Windows
DOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
All OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyesyes
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 indexesyesnoyesyesyes, 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 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++.noSPARQL 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
JavaScript APINative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.GeoSPARQL
Java API
RDF4J API
RIO
Sail API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL 1.1
Supported programming languagesNaturalJavaScript.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
dBase proprietary IDE.Net
C#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin NaturalnoFunctions and timers in JavaScriptno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.Java Server Plugin
Triggersnoyesyes infovia the TAP protocolnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistanoneShardingnonenone
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
noneMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneEventual 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 integritynoyesnoyesyes infoConstraint checking
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDno infonot for dBase internal data, but IDE does support transactions when accessing external DBMSACID
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.noyesyes infoEphemeral buckets
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 AuthenticationAccess rights for users and rolesyes
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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