DB-EnginesInfluxDB download bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Adabas vs. AlaSQL vs. FoundationDB vs. OrigoDB

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. AlaSQL vs. FoundationDB vs. OrigoDB

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonOrigoDB  Xexclude from comparison
Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market. As a consequence, the product was removed from the DB-Engines ranking. In April 2018, Apple open-sourced FoundationDB and it therefore reappears in the ranking.
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformJavaScript DBMS libraryOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.A fully ACID in-memory object graph database
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Document store
Object oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.34
Rank#70  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.36
Rank#229  Overall
#32  Document stores
#106  Relational DBMS
Score0.79
Rank#166  Overall
#25  Document stores
#30  Key-value stores
#80  Relational DBMS
Score0.04
Rank#321  Overall
#43  Document stores
#18  Object oriented DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­corporate/­products/­adabas_natural/­adabas/­default.htmlalasql.orgwww.foundationdb.orgorigodb.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlapple.github.io/­foundationdborigodb.com/­docs
DeveloperSoftware AGAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffFoundationDBRobert Friberg et al
Initial release1971201420132009 infounder the name LiveDB
Current release6.1.11, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageJavaScriptC++C#
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnono infosome layers support typingUser defined using .NET types and collections
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 infocan be achieved using .NET
Secondary indexesyesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewayClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.supported in specific SQL layer onlyno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
JavaScript API.NET Client API
HTTP API
LINQ
Supported programming languagesNaturalJavaScript.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalnoin SQL-layer onlyyes
Triggersnoyesnoyes infoDomain Events
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistanoneShardinghorizontal partitioning infoclient side managed; servers are not synchronized
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatornoneyesMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneLinearizable consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesin SQL-layer onlydepending on model
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes infoWrite ahead log
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)nonoRole based authorization

More information provided by the system vendor

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
Adabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"AlaSQLFoundationDBOrigoDB
Recent citations in the news

Turkey Former Erdogan ally establishes new party in Turkey
12 December 2019, Al-Monitor

Software (OTCMKTS:STWRY) Shares Pass Above 200-Day Moving Average of $7.66
13 December 2019, Slater Sentinel

Software AG (ETR:SOW) Receives €34.06 Average Price Target from Brokerages
12 December 2019, Riverton Roll

Who Says Mainframes and The Cloud Don't Mix? Treehouse Software Collaborates with Tidal Migrations to Offer Comprehensive, Scalable Enterprise Mainframe-to-Cloud Migration
5 December 2019, PRNewswire

Software AG Announces New “Adabas & Natural 2050” Agenda
31 August 2016, Business Wire

provided by Google News

Meet AlaSQL, a speedy SQL database for JavaScript
15 January 2019, JAXenter

Introduction to Apache Spark: Big Data Analytics Simplified
4 September 2018, Business 2 Community

provided by Google News

Apple’s FoundationDB open sources the database layer behind CloudKit
14 January 2019, 9to5Mac

FoundationDB's Record Layer Supports Relational Database Semantics, Schema Management and Indexing
10 February 2019, InfoQ.com

FoundationDB, a very interesting NoSQL database owned by Apple, is now an open-source project
19 April 2018, GeekWire

Apple Acquires Durable Database Company FoundationDB
24 March 2015, TechCrunch

FoundationDB Goes Open Source
23 April 2018, Datanami

provided by Google News

SuperSocket: Making Socket Programming in .NET Simpler
8 October 2014, InfoQ.com

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Software Engineer II (ADABAS & Natural)
US House Of Representatives - CAO, Washington, DC

Natural/ADABAS Developer
Defined Clarity, Philadelphia, PA

ADABAS NATURAL Programmer
Peer Solutions Group, Columbia, SC

Cobol and Natural/Adabas Programmer
RYAN Consulting Group, Inc., Indianapolis, IN

SQL Server Database Administrator
City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Data Scientist
Lucas Systems, Inc., Wexford, PA

Pex / Junior Go Developer
Downtown Boulder, Boulder, CO

Data Scientist
Lucas Systems, Wexford, PA

Sr. Data Scientist - Knowledge
Branch, Redwood City, CA

Sr. Data Scientist - Content
Branch, Redwood City, CA

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Redis logo

Hosted, serverless DBaaS
in 3 steps.

30MB Free!
Start now.


Datastax logo

Build data-driven applications that set the standard for performance, availability,
& scale with DataStax.
Learn more.

Present your product here