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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. AlaSQL vs. ScyllaDB

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformJavaScript DBMS libraryCassandra-compatible wide column store
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSDocument store
Relational DBMS
Wide column 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
Score1.63
Rank#116  Overall
#8  Wide column stores
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­corporate/­products/­adabas_natural/­adabas/­default.htmlalasql.orgwww.scylladb.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.scylladb.com
DeveloperSoftware AGAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffScyllaDB
Initial release197120142015
Current releaseScylla Open Source 3.0.10, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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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)Linux
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesnoyes infocluster global secondary indices
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 DML and DDL statements (CQL)
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
JavaScript APIProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
Supported programming languagesNaturalJavaScriptC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalnono
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistanoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event Replicatornoneselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possible
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operations
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 infoin-memory tables
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)noAccess rights for users can be defined per object
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Specific characteristicsScylla is a highly-available, highly-scalable, highly-performant NoSQL database....
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Competitive advantagesHighly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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Typical application scenariosAdTech (AdGear, AppNexus, Dstillery, Numberly, Sizmek) Cybersecurity (Veramine) Entertainment...
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Key customersComcast, Grab, Yahoo! Japan, IMVU, Adgear, Appnexus, Zenly, Natura, Snapfish, mParticle,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsScylla Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) Scylla Enterprise - subscription-based...
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