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DBMS > Adabas vs. Alibaba Cloud AnalyticDB for PostgreSQL vs. Firebird vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse vs. NuoDB

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Alibaba Cloud AnalyticDB for PostgreSQL vs. Firebird vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse vs. NuoDB

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonAlibaba Cloud AnalyticDB for PostgreSQL infoformer name was HybridDB  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparisonNuoDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformAn online MPP (Massively Parallel Processing) data warehousing service based on GreenplumFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL ServerNuoDB is a webscale distributed database that supports SQL and ACID transactions
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.11
Rank#75  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.53
Rank#226  Overall
#109  Relational DBMS
Score21.11
Rank#32  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score8.61
Rank#47  Overall
#28  Relational DBMS
Score1.15
Rank#156  Overall
#78  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­corporate/­products/­adabas_natural/­adabas/­default.htmlwww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­hybriddb-postgresqlwww.firebirdsql.orgazure.microsoft.com/­services/­sql-data-warehousewww.nuodb.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­35387.htmwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­sql-data-warehousedoc.nuodb.com
DeveloperSoftware AGAlibaba / Pivotal Software Inc. / PostgreSQL Global Development GroupFirebird FoundationMicrosoftNuoDB, Inc.
Initial release197120162000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase20162013
Current release3.0.5, 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public Licensecommercialcommercial infolimited edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++C++C++
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
hostedAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
hostedhosted infoAmazon EC2, Windows Azure, SoftLayer
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
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.noyesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL Gatewayyesyesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesNaturalC
Java
Perl
Python
R
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
PHP
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin NaturalyesPSQLTransact SQLJava, SQL
Triggersnoyesyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistaSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenoneSharding, horizontal partitioningdata is dynamically stored/cached on the nodes where it is read/written
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event Replicatoryes infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenone infoavailable via 3rd party productsyesyes infoManaged transparently by NuoDB
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACIDACID infotunable commit protocol
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyes infoMVCC
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes infoTemporary table
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptyesStandard SQL roles/ privileges, Administrative Users

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