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DBMS > Adabas vs. Apache Drill vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Lovefield vs. OmniSci

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Apache Drill vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Lovefield vs. OmniSci

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  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 StorageCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.Embeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptA high performance, in-memory, column-oriented RDBMS, designed to run on GPUs
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.45
Rank#79  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score2.49
Rank#111  Overall
#19  Document stores
#55  Relational DBMS
Score19.02
Rank#37  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score0.39
Rank#255  Overall
#120  Relational DBMS
Score1.23
Rank#157  Overall
#76  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmldrill.apache.orgfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasegoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.omnisci.com
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasegithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mddocs.omnisci.com
DeveloperSoftware AGApache Software FoundationGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014GoogleMapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release19712012201220142016
Current release1.19.0, June 20212.1.12, February 20175.6, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
Linux
OS X
Windows
hostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariLinux
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
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.nonononono
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewaySQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantnoSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternyes
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
Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Supported programming languagesNaturalC++Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
JavaScriptAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturaluser defined functionslimited functionality with using 'rules'nono
TriggersnonoCallbacks are triggered when data changesUsing read-only observersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistaShardingnoneSharding infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatornoneMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoyesACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesDepending on the underlying data sourceyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noDepending on the underlying data sourceyes infousing MemoryDByes
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)Depending on the underlying data sourceyes, based on authentication and database rulesnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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