DB-EnginesInfluxDB: Focus on building software with an easy-to-use serverless, scalable time series platformEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Adabas vs. Apache Druid vs. Kingbase vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Apache Druid vs. Kingbase vs. Sphinx

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonApache Druid  Xexclude from comparisonKingbase  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformOpen-source analytics data store designed for sub-second OLAP queries on high dimensionality and high cardinality dataAn enterprise-class RDBMS compatible with PostgreSQL and Oracle and widely used in China.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.61
Rank#78  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score3.57
Rank#92  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
#6  Time Series DBMS
Score0.38
Rank#256  Overall
#120  Relational DBMS
Score8.01
Rank#56  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmldruid.apache.orgwww.kingbase.com.cnsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designbbs.kingbase.com.cn/­chess_wenku-index.htmlsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperSoftware AGApache Software Foundation and contributorsBeiJing KINGBASE Information technologies inc.Sphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release1971201219992001
Current release0.21.0, April 2021V8.0, August 20213.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache license v2commercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageJavaC and JavaC++
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
Linux
OS X
Unix
Linux
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes infoschema-less columns are supportedyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno
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 indexesyesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewaySQL for queryingStandard with numerous extensionsSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
ADO.NET
gokb
JDBC
kdbndp
ODBC
PDI
PDO
Pro*C
psycopg2
QT
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesNaturalClojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalnouser defined functionsno
Triggersnonoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistaSharding infomanual/auto, time-basedhorizontal partitioning (by range, list and hash) and vertical partitioningSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event Replicatoryes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
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)RBAC using LDAP or Druid internals for users and groups for read/write by datasource and systemfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
More information provided by the system vendor
Adabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"Apache DruidKingbaseSphinx
Specific characteristicsAn enterprise-class RDBMS compatible with PostgreSQL and Oracle. It has the following...
» more
Competitive advantagesComplete database management platform with Integrated Development Environment Tool,...
» more
Typical application scenariosNew applications for transactional and mixed workloads that need to integrate with...
» more
Key customersThe main customers are: China National Petroleum Corporation China Petrochemical...
» more
Market metricsAt present, the main market is in China, but expansion to the international market...
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsBusiness license. Various sales modes: for example, sales by set, sales by CPU quantity,...
» more

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

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 DruidKingbaseSphinx
DB-Engines blog posts

The DB-Engines ranking includes now search engines
4 February 2013, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

Software AG Draws Interest From CVC, Silver Lake, Thoma Bravo
3 December 2021, Bloomberg

Astadia Migration Factory to Reduce the Duration of Mainframe to AWS Migrations by up to 90%
30 November 2021, Business Wire

Software AG says it has turned the corner in shift to a subscription business
21 July 2021, SiliconANGLE News

GT Software Named Latest Denodo Technology Partner for Connections to Mainframe Data Sources
16 March 2021, Business Wire

Get legacy ERP in the fast lane to modern infrastructure with APIs
2 June 2021, Diginomica

provided by Google News

Imply Introduces Project Shapeshift, the Next Step in the Evolution of the Druid Experience
9 November 2021, Business Wire

Eric Tschetter Joins Imply as Field Chief Technology Officer, Reuniting with the Other Original Authors of Apache Druid
18 November 2021, Business Wire

Imply to Debut Accreditation Program for Apache Druid® Basics, Giving Developers the Foundation for Building Modern Analytics Applications
27 October 2021, Business Wire

Druid-Backer Imply Lands $70M to Drive Analytics in Motion
17 June 2021, Datanami

insideBIGDATA Latest News – 11/24/2021
24 November 2021, insideBIGDATA

provided by Google News

How a Chinese Surveillance Broker Became Oracle's “Partner of the Year”
22 April 2021, The Intercept

provided by Google News

How to Build 600+ Links in One Month
4 September 2020, Search Engine Journal

Best Full-Text Search Engines to Maximize Search Experience for Your Users in 2021
31 May 2021, Techstory

6 Top & Best Open source Search Engine Software for Enterprises
17 June 2019, H2S Media

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Mainframe Developer - Natural / ADABAS | Richmond, VA (Will be remote during Covid)
Apexon, Richmond, VA

Mainframe Developer - Natural / ADABAS | Richmond, VA (Will be remote during Covid)
iknowvate technologies, Richmond, VA

Adabas Natural Programmer Analyst
Peer Solutions Group, Columbia, SC

Adabas Database Administrator
DMI, Remote

Mainframe ADABAS Developer
Spruce Technology, New York, NY

Sales Engineer
Preset, San Mateo, CA

Data/Platform Engineer - SK
Intel, Folsom, CA

Solutions Engineer - Remote
Cloudera, Florida

Data Engineer
kraken, Remote

Engineering Manager, Data Platform
Branch, Palo Alto, CA

Sr. UI Developer
Blutium, Portland, OR

UI / React JS Developer
Blutium, Remote

jobs by Indeed



Share this page

Featured Products

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 80GB free.

Neo4j logo

See for yourself how a graph database can make your life easier.
Use Neo4j online for free.

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

Couchbase logo

The modern database for enterprise applications. Build fast. Scale Big. Save more.
Get started today.

Present your product here