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DBMS > Adabas vs. Atos Standard Common Repository vs. Firebird vs. Kdb+ vs. Microsoft Azure Search

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Atos Standard Common Repository vs. Firebird vs. Kdb+ vs. Microsoft Azure Search

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonAtos Standard Common Repository  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparison
This system has been discontinued and will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformHighly scalable database system, designed for managing session and subscriber data in modern mobile communication networksFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseHigh performance Time Series DBMSSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app development
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.78
Rank#81  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score25.72
Rank#32  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score8.98
Rank#54  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score7.54
Rank#59  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlatos.net/en/convergence-creators/portfolio/standard-common-repositorywww.firebirdsql.orgkx.comazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­search
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualscode.kx.comdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­search
DeveloperSoftware AGAtos Convergence CreatorsFirebird FoundationKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcMicrosoft
Initial release197120162000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase2000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 20032015
Current release17034.0.1, December 20213.6, May 2018V1
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public Licensecommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC and C++q
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
LinuxAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesSchema and schema-less with LDAP viewsyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesoptionalyesyesyes
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.noyesyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'yes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewaynoyesSQL-like query language (q)no
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
LDAPADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesNaturalAll languages with LDAP bindingsC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
.Net
C#
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin NaturalnoPSQLuser defined functionsno
Triggersnoyesyesyes infowith viewsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistaSharding infocell divisionnonehorizontal partitioningSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event Replicatoryesnone infoavailable via 3rd party productsSource-replica replicationyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDAtomic execution of specific operationsACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)LDAP bind authenticationUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptrights management via user accountsyes infousing Azure authentication

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