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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformJavaScript DBMS libraryFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.Widely used embeddable, in-process RDBMS
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.68
Rank#82  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.56
Rank#226  Overall
#35  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score9.81
Rank#51  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Score138.87
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlalasql.orgwww.h2database.comwww.sqlite.org
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmlwww.sqlite.org/­docs.html
DeveloperSoftware AGAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffThomas MuellerDwayne Richard Hipp
Initial release1971201420052000
Current release2.1.210, January 20223.39.1  (13 July 2022), July 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)Open Source infoPublic Domain
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaC
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java VMserver-less
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes infodynamic column types
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewayClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
JavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
Supported programming languagesNaturalJavaScriptJavaActionscript
Ada
Basic
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Forth
Fortran
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin NaturalnoJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functionsno
Triggersnoyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas Vistanonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatornoneWith clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a databasenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesyes
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 datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes infovia file-system locks
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)nofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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