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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Amazon Redshift vs. BigObject vs. Datomic

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonDatomic  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 toolsAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesDatomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durability
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.49
Rank#76  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score22.42
Rank#33  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score0.08
Rank#308  Overall
#135  Relational DBMS
Score1.96
Rank#117  Overall
#57  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlaws.amazon.com/­redshiftbigobject.iowww.datomic.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftdocs.bigobject.iodocs.datomic.com
DeveloperSoftware AGAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)BigObject, Inc.Cognitect
Initial release1971201220152012
Current release0.9.5951, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infofree community edition availablecommercial infolimited edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageCJava, Clojure
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
hostedLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
All OS with a Java VM
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesrestrictedyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL Gatewayyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardSQL-like DML and DDL statementsno
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
fluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesNaturalAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCClojure
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturaluser defined functions infoin PythonLuayes infoTransaction Functions
TriggersnononoBy using transaction functions
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistaShardingnonenone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peers
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event Replicatoryesnonenone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peers
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencynoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyesyes inforecommended only for testing and development
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnono

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