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DBMS > Adabas vs. AlaSQL vs. c-treeACE vs. Infobright vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. AlaSQL vs. c-treeACE vs. Infobright vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonc-treeACE  Xexclude from comparisonInfobright  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformJavaScript DBMS libraryHigh speed key-value store, desgined for high availability, mission critical applications with automatic recovery and immediately consistent transaction support.High performant column-oriented DBMS for analytic workloads using MySQL or PostgreSQL as a frontendDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL Server
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSDocument store
Relational DBMS
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
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Score4.51
Rank#70  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.38
Rank#227  Overall
#32  Document stores
#107  Relational DBMS
Score0.50
Rank#205  Overall
#34  Key-value stores
#98  Relational DBMS
Score0.98
Rank#151  Overall
#74  Relational DBMS
Score35.44
Rank#23  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­corporate/­products/­adabas_natural/­adabas/­default.htmlalasql.orgwww.faircom.com/­-products/­-c-treeacewww.ignitetech.com/­solutions/­information-technology/­infobrightdbazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-database
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqllearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directorydocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­sql-database
DeveloperSoftware AGAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffFairCom CorporationIgnite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.Microsoft
Initial release19712014197920052010
Current releaseV11.5, November 2017V12
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial infoRestricted, free version availablecommercial infoThe open source (GPLv2) version did not support inserts/updates/deletes and was discontinued with July 2016commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononoyes
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Implementation languageJavaScriptANSI C, C++CC++
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
QNX
SCO
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows infoeasily portable to other OSs
Linux
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes, ANSI Standard SQL Typesyesyes
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
Secondary indexesyesnoyesno infoKnowledge Grid Technology used insteadyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewayClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yes infoANSI SQL queriesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
JavaScript APIADO.NET
Direct SQL
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesNaturalJavaScript.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Visual Basic
.Net
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalnoyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++noTransact SQL
Triggersnoyesyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistanoneFile partitioning, horizontal partitioning, sharding infoCustomizable business rules for table partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event Replicatornoneyes infoSynchronous and asynchronous realtime replication based on transaction logsMaster-slave replicationyes, 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 Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes infowhen using SQLnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoacross SQL and NoSQLyesyes
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.noyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)noFine grained user, group and file access rights managed across SQL (per ANSI standard) and NoSQL.fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilitiesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Adabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"AlaSQLc-treeACEInfobrightMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure
Specific characteristicsSpeed, reliability and consistency are the reasons businesses choose FairCom’s c-treeACE...
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Competitive advantagesTop Features High-speed transaction processing Immediately consistent, ACID-compliant,...
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Typical application scenariosc-treeACE speed, reliability, and flexibility are direct reasons this technology...
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Key customersVISA, UPS, Verizon, Motorola, CommVault, Thomson Reuters, ACI, BNY Mellon, Rockwell...
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Market metricsFrom banking and financial transactions, transportation, warehouse automation, package...
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Licensing and pricing modelsJust as the technical aspects of c-treeACE are flexible to meet operation requirements,...
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