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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. AlaSQL vs. dBASE vs. OrigoDB

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisondBASE  Xexclude from comparisonOrigoDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformJavaScript DBMS librarydBase was one of the first databases with a development environment on PC's. Its latest version dBase V is still sold as dBase classic, which needs a DOS Emulation. The up-to-date product is dBase plus.A fully ACID in-memory object graph database
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSDocument store
Object oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.34
Rank#70  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.36
Rank#229  Overall
#32  Document stores
#106  Relational DBMS
Score14.38
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score0.04
Rank#321  Overall
#43  Document stores
#18  Object oriented DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­corporate/­products/­adabas_natural/­adabas/­default.htmlalasql.orgwww.dbase.comorigodb.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebaseorigodb.com/­docs
DeveloperSoftware AGAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffAsthon TateRobert Friberg et al
Initial release1971201419792009 infounder the name LiveDB
Current releasedBASE PLUS 11, December 2016
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC#
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)DOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesUser defined using .NET types and collections
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 infocan be achieved using .NET
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewayClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.nono
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
JavaScript APInone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources..NET Client API
HTTP API
LINQ
Supported programming languagesNaturalJavaScriptdBase proprietary IDE.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalnono infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.yes
Triggersnoyesnoyes infoDomain Events
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas Vistanonenonehorizontal partitioning infoclient side managed; servers are not synchronized
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatornonenoneMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesdepending on model
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageno infonot for dBase internal data, but IDE does support transactions when accessing external DBMSACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes infoWrite ahead log
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)noAccess rights for users and rolesRole based authorization

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