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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. AlaSQL vs. NCache

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformJavaScript DBMS libraryOpen source in-memory key-value store
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSDocument store
Relational DBMS
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.99
Rank#70  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.40
Rank#218  Overall
#31  Document stores
#105  Relational DBMS
Score0.93
Rank#148  Overall
#23  Key-value stores
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­corporate/­products/­adabas_natural/­adabas/­default.htmlalasql.orgwww.alachisoft.com/­ncache
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docs
DeveloperSoftware AGAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffAlachisoft
Initial release197120142004
Current release5.0, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC#, C++, .NET
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewayClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL-like query syntax (OQL) for searching the cache
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
JavaScript APILINQ
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesNaturalJavaScript.Net
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalnono infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLR
Triggersnoyesyes infoNotifications
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas Vistanoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event Replicatornoneyes, with selectable consistency level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageoptimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)noauthentification to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)
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Adabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"AlaSQLNCache
Specific characteristicsNCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 10 years....
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Competitive advantagesNcache is 100% .NET with ASP.NET Session State storage, ASP.NET View State Caching,...
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Typical application scenariosNCache enables industries and users including users doing: Fraud Detection, Retail...
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Key customersBank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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Market metricsMarket Leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 10 years.
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe NCache Enterprise licensing model is according to the number of nodes and shards...
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