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DBMS > Adabas vs. Apache Drill vs. Derby vs. SWC-DB

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Apache Drill vs. Derby vs. SWC-DB

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonDerby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDB  Xexclude from comparisonSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.A high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMS
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSWide column store
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.74
Rank#77  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score2.73
Rank#105  Overall
#19  Document stores
#54  Relational DBMS
Score4.97
Rank#74  Overall
#41  Relational DBMS
Score0.09
Rank#309  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmldrill.apache.orgdb.apache.org/­derbygithub.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsdb.apache.org/­derby/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperSoftware AGApache Software FoundationApache Software FoundationAlex Kashirin
Initial release1971201219972020
Current release1.19.0, June 202110.15.2.0, March 20200.5, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
Linux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VMLinux
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewaySQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantyesSQL-like query language
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 API
JDBCProprietary protocol
Thrift
Supported programming languagesNaturalC++JavaC++
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturaluser defined functionsJava Stored Proceduresno
Triggersnonoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistaShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatorSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesDepending on the underlying data sourceyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noDepending on the underlying data sourceyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)Depending on the underlying data sourcefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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