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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. dBASE vs. MySQL

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisondBASE  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  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 ScioredBase was one of the first databases with a development environment on PC's. Its latest version dBase V is still sold as dBase classic, which needs a DOS Emulation. The up-to-date product is dBase plus.Widely used open source RDBMS
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached API
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.78
Rank#81  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score2.11
Rank#123  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score14.33
Rank#42  Overall
#26  Relational DBMS
Score1202.10
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.dbase.comwww.mysql.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasedev.mysql.com/­doc
DeveloperSoftware AGAmazonAsthon TateOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun
Initial release1971200719791995
Current releasedBASE 2019, 20198.0.29, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageC and C++
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
hostedDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL Gatewaynonoyes infowith proprietary extensions
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 APInone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesNatural.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
dBase proprietary IDEAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalnono infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.yes infoproprietary syntax
Triggersnononoyes
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 applicationnonehorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatoryesnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationno infonot for dBase internal data, but IDE does support transactions when accessing external DBMSACID infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engine
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.noyes
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 and rolesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or roles

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