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DBMS > Adabas vs. AlaSQL vs. GeoSpock vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. Postgres-XL

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. AlaSQL vs. GeoSpock vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. Postgres-XL

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonGeoSpock  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  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 scaleDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Document store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.28
Rank#72  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.36
Rank#233  Overall
#33  Document stores
#110  Relational DBMS
Score0.14
Rank#276  Overall
#128  Relational DBMS
Score38.96
Rank#23  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score0.47
Rank#212  Overall
#101  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­corporate/­products/­adabas_natural/­adabas/­default.htmlalasql.orggeospock.comazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databasewww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.geospock.com/­Content/­Home.htmdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­sql-databasewww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperSoftware AGAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffGeoSpockMicrosoft
Initial release1971201420102014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release2.0, September 2019V1210 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesyesno
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJava, JavascriptC++C
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedhostedLinux
macOS
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.nononoyesyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyesnotemporal, categoricalyesyes
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)yesyes 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 APIJDBCADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesNaturalJavaScript.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin NaturalnonoTransact SQLuser defined functions
Triggersnoyesnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistanoneAutomatic shardinghorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event Replicatornoneyes, with always 3 replicas available
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenoACIDACID 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.noyesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)noAccess rights for users can be defined per tablefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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