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DBMS > Adabas vs. AlaSQL vs. GeoSpock vs. InfinityDB vs. Postgres-XL

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. AlaSQL vs. GeoSpock vs. InfinityDB vs. Postgres-XL

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonGeoSpock  Xexclude from comparisonInfinityDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformJavaScript DBMS librarySpatial and temporal data processing engine for extreme data scaleA Java embedded Key-Value Store which extends the Java Map interfaceBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMSDocument store
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
Score0.13
Rank#277  Overall
#128  Relational DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#311  Overall
#52  Key-value stores
Score0.47
Rank#212  Overall
#102  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­corporate/­products/­adabas_natural/­adabas/­default.htmlalasql.orggeospock.comboilerbay.comwww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.geospock.com/­Content/­Home.htmboilerbay.com/­infinitydb/­manualwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperSoftware AGAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffGeoSpockBoiler Bay Inc.
Initial release1971201420022014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release2.0, September 20194.010 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJava, JavascriptJavaC
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedAll OS with a Java VMLinux
macOS
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes infonested virtual Java Maps, multi-value, logical ‘tuple space’ runtime Schema upgradeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes infoall Java primitives, Date, CLOB, BLOB, huge sparse arraysyes
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.nonononoyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyesnotemporal, categoricalno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewayClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.ANSI SQL for query only (using Presto)noyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
JavaScript APIJDBCAccess via java.util.concurrent.ConcurrentNavigableMap Interface
Proprietary API to InfinityDB ItemSpace (boilerbay.com/­docs/­ItemSpaceDataStructures.htm)
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesNaturalJavaScriptJava.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalnononouser defined functions
Triggersnoyesnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistanoneAutomatic shardingnonehorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event Replicatornonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoREAD-COMMITTED or SERIALIZEDImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenoACID infoOptimistic locking for transactions; no isolation for bulk loadsACID infoMVCC
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.noyesnonono
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)noAccess rights for users can be defined per tablenofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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