DB-EnginesCrateDB bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Adabas vs. Apache Drill vs. Microsoft SQL Server

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Apache Drill vs. Microsoft SQL Server

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  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 StorageMicrosofts relational DBMS
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.16
Rank#69  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score2.68
Rank#94  Overall
#16  Document stores
#48  Relational DBMS
Score1094.72
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­corporate/­products/­adabas_natural/­adabas/­default.htmldrill.apache.orgwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsdocs.microsoft.com/­en-ie/­sql/­sql-server/­sql-server-technical-documentation
DeveloperSoftware AGApache Software FoundationMicrosoft
Initial release197120121989
Current release1.16, May 2019SQL Server 2017, October 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewaySQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantyes
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 API
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesNaturalC++C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturaluser defined functionsTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistaShardingtables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event Replicatoryes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesDepending on the underlying data sourceyes
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
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

More information provided by the system vendor

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesNavicat Monitor is a safe, simple and agentless remote server monitoring tool for SQL Server and many other database management systems.
» more

DBHawk is a web-based data management Tool for a SQL Server database.
» more

SQLPro for MSSQL: A simple but powerful Microsoft SQL Server database client available on iPhone and iPad as well as macOS.
» more

Navicat for SQL Server gives you a fully graphical approach to database management and development.
» more

General SQL Parser: Instantly adding parsing, decoding, analysis and rewrite SQL processing capability to your products.
» more

Dremio is like magic for SQL Server accelerating your analytical queries up to 1,000x.
» more

ERBuilder provides all the features you would expect from a professional database modeling and design tool.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
Adabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"Apache DrillMicrosoft SQL Server
DB-Engines blog posts

The struggle for the hegemony in Oracle's database empire
2 May 2017, Paul Andlinger

Microsoft SQL Server is the DBMS of the Year
4 January 2017, Matthias Gelbmann, Paul Andlinger

Architecting eCommerce Platforms for Zero Downtime on Black Friday and Beyond
25 November 2016, Tony Branson (guest author)

show all

Conferences and events

PASS Summit 2019
Seattle, Washington, USA, 5-8 November 2019

Recent citations in the news

Software AG: Q3 Due On October 22 - Wait For A Further Pullback
15 October 2019, Seeking Alpha

Software AG Announces New “Adabas & Natural 2050” Agenda
31 August 2016, Business Wire

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Reiterates €26.00 Price Target for Software (ETR:SOW)
13 October 2019, Riverton Roll

Software (ETR:SOW) Given a €26.00 Price Target at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
5 October 2019, Riverton Roll

Software AG (OTCMKTS:STWRY) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages
11 October 2019, TechNewsObserver

provided by Google News

Amazon's PartiQL query language eyes all data sources
6 August 2019, TechTarget

Apache Drill Adds YARN Support
17 April 2018, iProgrammer

Apache Drill 1.0 tears into data, with or without Hadoop
19 May 2015, InfoWorld

SQL Syntax for Apache Drill
16 December 2015, DZone News

MapR Technologies: Product Overview and Insight
29 November 2018, eWeek

provided by Google News

Microsoft Expands IoT And Edge Computing Portfolio With Windows And SQL Server
16 October 2019, Forbes

SQL Server takes a turn towards Kubernetes and big data
30 September 2019, TechRepublic

Accelerating Database Recovery with SQL Server 2019
14 October 2019, Database Journal

Why SQL Server 2008's End of Life Should Be on Feds' Minds
18 September 2019, FedTech Magazine

Benefit from SQL VM Resource Provider when self-installing SQL Server on Azure - Microsoft
3 October 2019, Channel 9

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Senior Software Developer/Analyst
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

ADABAS NATURAL Programmer
Peer Solutions Group, Columbia, SC

Software Engineer II (ADABAS & Natural)
US House Of Representatives - CAO, Washington, DC

Cobol or Natural/Adabas Programmer
RYAN Consulting Group, Inc., Indianapolis, IN

Adabas Natural Programmer Analyst
Peer Solutions Group, Columbia, SC

Senior SQL Server Database Administrator
The Cimino Group, Connecticut

Database Developer
Degreed, Remote

Database Administrator
Metro IT Resources, Puerto Rico

Database Administrator
Paylocity, Remote

BI Developer I
Park Place Technologies, Marlborough, MA

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

RavenDB logo

Setup a fully managed RavenDB Cloud Database in minutes. Enjoy hosting, management, backups all in one place.
Grab a Free Instance

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Redis logo

Hosted, serverless DBaaS
in 3 steps.

30MB Free!
Start now.

Present your product here