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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. AlaSQL vs. GBase

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonGBase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformJavaScript DBMS libraryAn analytical database for business intelligence with large customers in China.
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.99
Rank#70  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.40
Rank#218  Overall
#31  Document stores
#105  Relational DBMS
Score0.87
Rank#158  Overall
#78  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­corporate/­products/­adabas_natural/­adabas/­default.htmlalasql.orgwww.gbase.cn
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasql
DeveloperSoftware AGAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. Wulff
Initial release19712014
Current releaseGBase 8a
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScript
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewayClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.
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
Supported programming languagesNaturalJavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalno
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas Vistanone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event Replicatornone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storage
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorage
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)no

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