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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Amazon Aurora vs. Derby vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. searchxml

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon Aurora  Xexclude from comparisonDerby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonsearchxml  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformMySQL and PostgreSQL compatible cloud service by AmazonFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.Microsofts relational DBMSDBMS for structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application server
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSNative XML DBMS
Search engine
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
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Score4.78
Rank#74  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score8.76
Rank#45  Overall
#28  Relational DBMS
Score6.29
Rank#58  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score1075.87
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score0.03
Rank#327  Overall
#7  Native XML DBMS
#18  Search engines
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­corporate/­products/­adabas_natural/­adabas/­default.htmlaws.amazon.com/­rds/­auroradb.apache.org/­derbywww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverwww.searchxml.net/­category/­products
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­AmazonRDS/­latest/­AuroraUserGuide/­CHAP_Aurora.htmldb.apache.org/­derby/­manuals/­index.htmldocs.microsoft.com/­en-ie/­sql/­sql-server/­sql-server-technical-documentationwww.searchxml.net/­support/­handouts
DeveloperSoftware AGAmazonApache Software FoundationMicrosoftinformationpartners gmbh
Initial release19712015199719892015
Current release10.15.2.0, March 2020SQL Server 2019, November 20191.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial inforestricted free version is availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++C++
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
hostedAll OS with a Java VMLinux
Windows
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyesschema-free
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.noyesyesyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL Gatewayyesyesyesno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JDBCADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
RESTful HTTP API
WebDAV
XQuery
XSLT
Supported programming languagesNaturalAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
JavaC#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
C++ infomost other programming languages supported via APIs
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin NaturalyesJava Stored ProceduresTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javayes infoon the application server
Triggersnoyesyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas Vistahorizontal partitioningnonetables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatorSource-replica replicationSource-replica replicationyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Editionyes infosychronisation to multiple collections
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACIDmultiple readers, single writer
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
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.noyesyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardDomain, group and role-based access control at the document level and for application services

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