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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Altibase vs. InfinityDB

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonInfinityDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSA Java embedded Key-Value Store which extends the Java Map interface
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.77
Rank#79  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.94
Rank#181  Overall
#88  Relational DBMS
Score0.01
Rank#350  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlaltibase.comboilerbay.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­ALTIBASE/­Documents/­tree/­master/­Manualsboilerbay.com/­infinitydb/­manual
DeveloperSoftware AGAltibaseBoiler Bay Inc.
Initial release197119992002
Current releasev7.1.0.5.3, March 20214.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infosince February 2018commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++Java
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
All OS with a Java VM
Data schemeyesyesyes infonested virtual Java Maps, multi-value, logical ‘tuple space’ runtime Schema upgrade
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoall Java primitives, Date, CLOB, BLOB, huge sparse arrays
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 indexesyesyesno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capability
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewayANSI SQL-92no
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
Proprietary protocol
Access via java.util.concurrent.ConcurrentNavigableMap Interface
Proprietary API to InfinityDB ItemSpace (boilerbay.com/­docs/­ItemSpaceDataStructures.htm)
Supported programming languagesNaturalC
C++
Java
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalstored procedures and stored functionsno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistaShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event Replicatoryesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoREAD-COMMITTED or SERIALIZED
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capability
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID infoOptimistic locking for transactions; no isolation for bulk loads
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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