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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. AlaSQL vs. eXtremeDB vs. QuestDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisoneXtremeDB  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  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 libraryNatively in-memory DBMS with options for persistency, high-availability and clusteringA high performance, low latency Time Series DBMSRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Time Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.53
Rank#69  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.49
Rank#208  Overall
#31  Document stores
#100  Relational DBMS
Score0.42
Rank#219  Overall
#105  Relational DBMS
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score0.18
Rank#261  Overall
#19  Time Series DBMS
Score5.75
Rank#57  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­corporate/­products/­adabas_natural/­adabas/­default.htmlalasql.orgwww.mcobject.com/­extremedbfamilywww.questdb.iowww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.mcobject.com/­docs/­eXtremeDB.htmwww.questdb.io/­docs/­docstructurehelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperSoftware AGAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffMcObjectQuestDB LimitedSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release19712014200120141992
Current release8.1, November 201917, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL 3.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC and C++Java
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)AIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
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.nonono infosupport of XML interfaces availablenoyes
Secondary indexesyesnoyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewayClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yes infowith the option: eXtremeSQLSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
JavaScript API.NET Client API
JDBC
JNI
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP RESTADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesNaturalJavaScript.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
Lua
Python
Scala
JavaC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalnoyesnoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersnoyesyes infoby defining eventsnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas Vistanonehorizontal partitioning / shardinghorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatornoneActive Replication Fabric™ for IoT
Master-master replication infoby means of eXtremeDB Cluster option
Master-slave replication infoby means of eXtremeDB High Availability option
noneMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACID for single-table writesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic (MVCC) and pessimistic (locking) strategies availableyesyes
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.noyesyesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)nofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Adabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"AlaSQLeXtremeDBQuestDBSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere
Specific characteristicseXtremeDB is an in-memory and/or persistent database system that offers an ultra-small...
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Competitive advantageseXtremeDB databases can be modeled relationally or as objects and can utilize SQL...
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Typical application scenariosIoT application across all markets: Industrial Control, Netcom, Telecom, Defense,...
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Key customersSchneider Electronics, F5 Networks, TNS, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, GoPro, ViaSat,...
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Market metricsWith hundreds of customers and over 28 million devices/applications using the product...
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Licensing and pricing modelsFor server use cases, there is a simple per-server license irrespective of the number...
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