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DBMS > Adabas vs. AlaSQL vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. AlaSQL vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformJavaScript DBMS libraryA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSDocument store
Relational DBMS
Wide column storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.65
Rank#73  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.55
Rank#213  Overall
#31  Document stores
#101  Relational DBMS
Score5.51
Rank#61  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score6.60
Rank#53  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­corporate/­products/­adabas_natural/­adabas/­default.htmlalasql.orgazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tableswww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperSoftware AGAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffMicrosoftSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release1971201420121992
Current release17, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaScript
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes
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
Secondary indexesyesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewayClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
JavaScript APIRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesNaturalJavaScript.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalnonoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersnoyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistanoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event Replicatornoneyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.Master-slave replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageoptimistic lockingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.noyesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)noAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signaturesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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