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DBMS > Adabas vs. Amazon Redshift vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. Graph Engine

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Amazon Redshift vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. Graph Engine

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonGraph Engine infoformer name: Trinity  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence toolsHosted simple database service by Amazon, with the data stored in the Amazon Cloud. infoThere is an unrelated product called SimpleDB developed by Edward ScioreA distributed in-memory data processing engine, underpinned by a strongly-typed RAM store and a general distributed computation engine
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value storeGraph DBMS
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.45
Rank#79  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score24.27
Rank#32  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score2.20
Rank#115  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score0.85
Rank#190  Overall
#17  Graph DBMS
#31  Key-value stores
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlaws.amazon.com/­redshiftaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.graphengine.io
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.graphengine.io/­docs/­manual
DeveloperSoftware AGAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)AmazonMicrosoft
Initial release1971201220072010
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialcommercialOpen Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC.NET and C
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
hostedhosted.NET
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes
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 indexesyesrestrictedyes infoAll columns are indexed automatically
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL Gatewayyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardnono
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
RESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesNaturalAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
C++
F#
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturaluser defined functions infoin Pythonnoyes
Triggersnononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistaShardingnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationhorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event Replicatoryesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesoptional: either by committing a write-ahead log (WAL) to the local persistent storage or by dumping the memory to a persistent storage
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-standardAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

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