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DBMS > Adabas vs. AlaSQL vs. OmniSci vs. OpenQM

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. AlaSQL vs. OmniSci vs. OpenQM

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparisonOpenQM infoalso called QM  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformJavaScript DBMS libraryA high performance, column-oriented RDBMS, specifically developed to harness the massive parallelism of modern CPU and GPU hardwareQpenQM is a high-performance, self-tuning, multi-value DBMS
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSMultivalue DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.77
Rank#79  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.61
Rank#222  Overall
#33  Document stores
#109  Relational DBMS
Score1.47
Rank#143  Overall
#70  Relational DBMS
Score0.36
Rank#255  Overall
#10  Multivalue DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlalasql.orggithub.com/­omnisci/­omniscidb
www.omnisci.com
www.openqm.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.omnisci.comwww.openqm.com/­support/­documentation
DeveloperSoftware AGAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffMapD Technologies, Inc.Martin Phillips
Initial release1971201420161993
Current release5.6, April 20213.4-12
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availableOpen Source infoGPLv2, extended commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)LinuxAIX
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes infowith some exceptions
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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.yesno
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
Thrift
Vega
Supported programming languagesNaturalJavaScriptAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
.Net
Basic
C
Java
Objective C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalnonoyes
Triggersnoyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistanoneSharding infoRound robinyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatornoneMulti-source replicationyes
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 integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenoACID
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.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)nofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights can be defined down to the item level

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Adabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"AlaSQLOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018OpenQM infoalso called QM
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