DB-EnginesCrateDB bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Adabas vs. AlaSQL vs. Infobright vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. mSQL

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. AlaSQL vs. Infobright vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. mSQL

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonInfobright  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonmSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformJavaScript DBMS libraryHigh performant column-oriented DBMS for analytic workloads using MySQL or PostgreSQL as a frontendDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServermSQL (Mini SQL) is a simple and lightweight RDBMS
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.51
Rank#70  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.38
Rank#227  Overall
#32  Document stores
#107  Relational DBMS
Score0.98
Rank#151  Overall
#74  Relational DBMS
Score35.44
Rank#23  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score1.49
Rank#129  Overall
#64  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­corporate/­products/­adabas_natural/­adabas/­default.htmlalasql.orgwww.ignitetech.com/­solutions/­information-technology/­infobrightdbazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databasewww.hughes.com.au/­products/­msql
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­sql-database
DeveloperSoftware AGAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffIgnite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.MicrosoftHughes Technologies
Initial release19712014200520101994
Current releaseV124.2, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial infoThe open source (GPLv2) version did not support inserts/updates/deletes and was discontinued with July 2016commercialcommercial infofree licenses can be provided
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageJavaScriptCC++C
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
Windows
hostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
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.nononoyesno
Secondary indexesyesnono infoKnowledge Grid Technology used insteadyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewayClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesyesA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infono subqueries, aggregate functions, views, foreign keys, triggers
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
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesNaturalJavaScript.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
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin NaturalnonoTransact SQLno
Triggersnoyesnoyesno
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 ReplicatornoneMaster-slave replicationyes, with always 3 replicas availablenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesno
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.noyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)nofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilitiesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

More information provided by the system vendor

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
Adabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"AlaSQLInfobrightMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL AzuremSQL infoMini SQL
DB-Engines blog posts

Cloud-based DBMS's popularity grows at high rates
12 December 2019, Paul Andlinger

The popularity of cloud-based DBMSs has increased tenfold in four years
7 February 2017, Matthias Gelbmann

Increased popularity for consuming DBMS services out of the cloud
2 October 2015, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

A Global Digital Media Network
18 March 2020, Digital Journal

Software AG Announces New “Adabas & Natural 2050” Agenda
31 August 2016, Business Wire

Software AG: It's Starting To Feel A Lot Like A Turnaround
4 March 2020, Seeking Alpha

Software AG: Surprisingly Strong Q3 Results - Easing Pressure On Q4
23 October 2019, Seeking Alpha

Software AG's Strategy To End Its 8-Year Growth Drought
19 April 2019, Forbes

provided by Google News

Meet AlaSQL, a speedy SQL database for JavaScript
15 January 2019, JAXenter

Introduction to Apache Spark: Big Data Analytics Simplified
4 September 2018, Business 2 Community

provided by Google News

Ignite Buys Database Vendor Infobright
2 May 2017, Datanami

provided by Google News

SentryOne Introduces New SQL Sentry Database Performance Monitoring Editions
3 March 2020, Odessa American

IDERA Database Tools Expand Support for Cloud-Hosted Databases
10 March 2020, Yahoo Finance

IDERA expands portfolio of cloud-based database and workload management solutions for SQL Server
12 March 2020, Help Net Security

Deployment options for Azure SQL Database | Data Exposed - Microsoft
9 January 2020, Channel 9

Running Database Console Commands (DBCCs) on Azure SQL Database
20 January 2020, Database Journal

provided by Google News

A Memorial to the Grandfather of Headphone Enthusiasm
15 March 2016, InnerFidelity

Higher Education PS rules out ghost students before PAC
29 November 2018, diggers.news

Writing a Web Service in Perl
13 July 2018, PCQuest

TransWare Offers New Translation Tools and Services for ARIS® 7.x, 9.x Full translation to Microsoft Visio® 2010, 2013 and 2016 and Many Other Modeling Tools
12 October 2015, PR Web

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Natural Software Developer (ADABAS)
GroupA, West Sacramento, CA

Natural/Adabas Programmer Analyst
ECI - Sacramento, West Sacramento, CA

VP Software Engineering (Mainframe)
Paccore, Inc., Covina, CA

Natural/Mainframe/Adabas Programmer Analyst
Ajna Infotech, Jackson, MS

Adabas Admin
Tanisha Systems Inc., Charlotte, NC

Support Engineer, Azure SQL Database
Microsoft, Charlotte, NC

Database Analyst
Wildfire Defense Systems, Bozeman, MT

SQL Database Administrator
Oak Technologies INC, Chicago, IL

Escalation Engineer - Azure SQL Cloud
Microsoft, Charlotte, NC

TJJD - Database Administrator II - Database Administrator - (AUS) - 9511
TEXAS JUVENILE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, Austin, TX

IT Development Manager
Partners Behavioral Health Management, Gastonia, NC

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

MariaDB logo

How do MariaDB, Oracle MySQL and EnterpriseDB compare?
Get the white paper to
learn more.

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

Datastax Luna logo

Simple, subscription-based support for open source
Apache Cassandra™ from the Cassandra experts.
Learn more.

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Present your product here