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

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

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonGeoSpock  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  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 relational database management system that stores data in columnsBased 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 storeDocument 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
Score1.87
Rank#115  Overall
#55  Relational DBMS
Score0.47
Rank#212  Overall
#102  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­corporate/­products/­adabas_natural/­adabas/­default.htmlalasql.orggeospock.comwww.monetdb.orgwww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.geospock.com/­Content/­Home.htmwww.monetdb.org/­Documentationwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperSoftware AGAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffGeoSpockMonetDB BV
Initial release1971201420042014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release2.0, September 2019Nov2019-SP1, December 201910 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0Open Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJava, JavascriptCC
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
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.nononoyes 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)yes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsyes 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 APIJDBCJDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesNaturalJavaScriptC
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalnonoyes, in SQL, C, Ruser 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 shardingSharding via remote tableshorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event Replicatornonenone infoMaster-slave replication available in experimental status
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 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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Adabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"AlaSQLGeoSpockMonetDBPostgres-XL
Specific characteristicsColumn-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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Competitive advantagesScalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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Typical application scenariosAnalytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
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Key customersNumascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
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Licensing and pricing modelsFree and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
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