DB-EngineseXtremeDB database reliabilityEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Adabas vs. Amazon Aurora vs. Drizzle vs. Firebird vs. Microsoft SQL Server

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Amazon Aurora vs. Drizzle vs. Firebird vs. Microsoft SQL Server

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon Aurora  Xexclude from comparisonDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparison
Drizzle has published its last release in September 2012. The open-source project is discontinued and Drizzle is excluded from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformMySQL and PostgreSQL compatible cloud service by AmazonMySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.Firebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseMicrosofts relational DBMS
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.11
Rank#75  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score9.30
Rank#44  Overall
#27  Relational DBMS
Score21.11
Rank#32  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score1043.12
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlaws.amazon.com/­rds/­aurorawww.firebirdsql.orgwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­AmazonRDS/­latest/­AuroraUserGuide/­CHAP_Aurora.htmlwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-server
DeveloperSoftware AGAmazonDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerFirebird FoundationMicrosoft
Initial release1971201520082000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase1989
Current release7.2.4, September 20123.0.6, 2020SQL Server 2019, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGNU GPLOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public Licensecommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageC++C and C++C++
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
hostedFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL Gatewayyesyes infowith proprietary extensionsyesyes
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
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languagesNaturalAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C
C++
Java
PHP
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin NaturalyesnoPSQLTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersnoyesno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.yesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas Vistahorizontal partitioningShardingnonetables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatorSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
none infoavailable via 3rd party productsyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyes
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.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

More information provided by the system vendor

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesDBHawk: Secure access to SQL, NoSQL and Cloud databases with an all-in-one solution.
» more

General SQL Parser: Instantly adding parsing, decoding, analysis and rewrite SQL processing capability to your products.
» more

Navicat Monitor is a safe, simple and agentless remote server monitoring tool for SQL Server and many other database management systems.
» more

Navicat for SQL Server gives you a fully graphical approach to database management and development.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
Adabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"Amazon AuroraDrizzleFirebirdMicrosoft SQL Server
DB-Engines blog posts

Cloud-based DBMS's popularity grows at high rates
12 December 2019, Paul Andlinger

The popularity of cloud-based DBMSs has increased tenfold in four years
7 February 2017, Matthias Gelbmann

Amazon - the rising star in the DBMS market
3 August 2015, Matthias Gelbmann

show all

MySQL won the April ranking; did its forks follow?
1 April 2015, Paul Andlinger

Has MySQL finally lost its mojo?
1 July 2013, Matthias Gelbmann

show all

MySQL is the DBMS of the Year 2019
3 January 2020, Matthias Gelbmann, Paul Andlinger

The struggle for the hegemony in Oracle's database empire
2 May 2017, Paul Andlinger

Microsoft SQL Server is the DBMS of the Year
4 January 2017, Matthias Gelbmann, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

ADABAS DBA & Systems Programmer - Ensono
14 July 2020, Built In Chicago

Edited Transcript of SOWGn.DE earnings conference call or presentation 21-Oct-20 7:30am GMT
21 October 2020, Yahoo Finance

COBOL Is Taking Heat, but These Other Legacy Languages Could Burn You
1 October 2020, DevOps.com

Software AG Announces New “Adabas & Natural 2050” Agenda
31 August 2016, Business Wire

AAFMAA Selects Software AG Adabas and Natural System for Self-Service Insurance and Financial Solutions
17 February 2016, Business Wire

provided by Google News

Amazon Aurora Doubles Maximum RDBS Storage Size to 128TB
14 October 2020, AiThority

In a shot at Oracle, Amazon touts 300000 database migrations
16 October 2020, SiliconANGLE News

Safehub Collaborates with AWS to Speed Insights from IoT Sensors Tracking Earthquake Damage
13 October 2020, PR Web

Amazon Timestream database is now generally available
1 October 2020, ZDNet

What is Amazon Aurora?
23 December 2019, TechRadar

provided by Google News

Online Conference Management Software Market Size And Forecast (2020-2026)| With Post Impact Of Covid-19 By Top Leading Players-Cvent,Regpack,Bizzabo,Weemss,RegFox,Firebird,Glisser,EventGeek,BusyConf,ConfTool
22 October 2020, PRnews Leader

Global Database Software Market Is Thriving Worldwide | Leading Key players Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, etc.
20 October 2020, PRnews Leader

Impact of Corona on Enterprise Database Software Market Size Study and Regional Forecasts 2020-2026 | Oracle, Microsoft, IBM
15 October 2020, PRnews Leader

Enterprise Database Software Market is Booming Worldwide By Top Emerging Key Players:Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, SAP, SolarWinds, Airtable, MariaDB Corporation Ab, PostgreSQL, QuintaDB, Sonadier, ManageEngine, Software AG, Quick Base, Teradata, Altibase, Firebird
27 September 2020, Weekly Wall

The Firebird Project's Firebird Relational Database
29 July 2016, Linux Journal

provided by Google News

How to Import Perfmon Data into a SQL Server for Analysis from Blog Posts – SQLServerCentral
21 October 2020, Packt Hub

SQL Server Database Administrator job with Farfetch | 147163
29 September 2020, The Business of Fashion

Workable Strategies for SQL Server Performance Monitoring Tools and Software Market 2020 with Growing Popularity and Emerging Trends by 2027 | Solarwinds, Idera, Lepide, Heroix Longitude, SQL Power Tools, Red-Gate, Sentry One (SQL Sentry), dbForge Monitor by Devart, Navicat Monitor
23 October 2020, Illadel Graff Supply

How SQL Server Monitoring Tools Market Will Dominate In Coming Years? Report Covering Products, Financial Information, Developments, Swot Analysis And Strategies | IndustryAndResearch – re:Jerusalem
21 October 2020, re:Jerusalem

SQL Server 2019 Administration Inside Out
20 October 2020, iProgrammer

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

ADABAS/Natural Developer
The Casey Group, Remote

z/Cloud ADABAS Administrator
IBM, Herndon, VA

ADABAS Database Administrator
Karsun Solutions, LLC, Oklahoma City, OK

ADABAS NATURAL Programmer
Peer Solutions Group, Columbia, SC

Natural ADABAS Programmer - W2 Candidates only
Samiti Technology, Columbia, SC

Data Engineer
AlgoLIFT, Los Angeles, CA

Software Developer -- Aurora
Amazon.com Services LLC, East Palo Alto, CA

Director, Aurora Storage
Amazon Web Services, Inc., Remote

Senior Specialized Sales, Database
Amazon Web Services, Inc., Minnesota

Software Engineering Manager, AWS Aurora PostgreSQL, Seattle, WA
Amazon Web Services, Inc., Redmond, WA

SQL Developer
Replacement Parts Inc., Little Rock, AR

Senior SQL Developer - Apprenticeship
Arkansas Center for Data Sciences, Little Rock, AR

Moorestown, NJ - Software Engineer Intern
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION, Mount Laurel, NJ

Hydrologic System Support Analyst
TechGlobal Inc., Silver Spring, MD

IT Subject Matter Expert II_Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Ho-Chunk, Lorton, VA

MS SQL Server DBA 2
Spartan Technologies, Fort Washington, PA

Sql Server Developer
SDH Systems, Redmond, WA

SQL Server Developer
Systems Plus, Washington, DC

Senior SQL Server/ DBA
CentralReach, Remote

SQL Server DBA
Infosys Limited, Freehold, NJ

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Datastax Astra logo

Cassandra made easy in the cloud. Build cloud-native applications faster with CQL, REST and GraphQL APIs.
Try for Free.

Vertica logo

The fastest unified analytical warehouse at extreme scale with in-database Machine Learning. Try Vertica for free with no time limit.

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Present your product here