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DBMS > Adabas vs. AlaSQL vs. Firebird vs. Percona Server for MySQL vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. AlaSQL vs. Firebird vs. Percona Server for MySQL vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonPercona Server for MySQL  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformJavaScript DBMS libraryFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseEnhanced drop-in replacement for MySQL based on XtraDB or TokuDB storage engines with improved performance and additional diagnostic and management features.RDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.53
Rank#69  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.49
Rank#208  Overall
#31  Document stores
#100  Relational DBMS
Score21.82
Rank#30  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score2.52
Rank#103  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Score5.75
Rank#57  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­corporate/­products/­adabas_natural/­adabas/­default.htmlalasql.orgwww.firebirdsql.orgwww.percona.com/­software/­mysql-database/­percona-serverwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualswww.percona.com/­downloads/­Percona-Server-LATESThelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperSoftware AGAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffFirebird FoundationPerconaSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release197120142000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase20081992
Current release3.0.5, 20208.0.18-9, December 201917, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen Source infoGPL version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC and C++C and C++
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
LinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyesyes
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.nonoyesyes
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewayClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
JavaScript APIADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesNaturalJavaScriptC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin NaturalnoPSQLyesyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersnoyesyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas Vistanonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event Replicatornonenone infoavailable via 3rd party productsMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
XtraDB Cluster
Master-slave replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyes
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.noyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)noUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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