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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. Axibase vs. Google Cloud Datastore

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonAxibase  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformHosted simple database service by Amazon, with the data stored in the Amazon Cloud. infoThere is an unrelated product called SimpleDB developed by Edward ScioreScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on HBase with integrated rule engine and visualizationAutomatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud Platform
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSKey-value storeTime Series DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.66
Rank#68  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score2.33
Rank#103  Overall
#19  Key-value stores
Score0.25
Rank#247  Overall
#15  Time Series DBMS
Score4.81
Rank#67  Overall
#12  Document stores
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­corporate/­products/­adabas_natural/­adabas/­default.htmlaws.amazon.com/­simpledbaxibase.com/­products/­axibase-time-series-databasecloud.google.com/­datastore
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbgithub.com/­axibase/­atsdcloud.google.com/­datastore/­docs
DeveloperSoftware AGAmazonAxibase CorporationGoogle
Initial release1971200720132008
Current release15585
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infoCommunity Edition (single node) is free, Enterprise Edition (distributed) is paidcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
hostedLinuxhosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes infoshort, integer, long, float, double, decimal, stringyes, details here
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 indexesyesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallynoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewaynoSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (GQL)
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
RESTful HTTP APIJDBC
Proprietary protocol (Network API)
RESTful HTTP API
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesNatural.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Go
Java
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalnoyesusing Google App Engine
TriggersnonoyesCallbacks using the Google Apps Engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas Vistanone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatoryesMaster-slave replicationMulti-Master replication using Paxos
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflow
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on type of query and configuration infoStrong Consistency is default for entity lookups and queries within an Entity Group (but can instead be made eventually consistent). Other queries are always eventual consistent.
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes infovia ReferenceProperties or Ancestor paths
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationnoACID infoSerializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of Transactions
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)Access rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)

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