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DBMS > Adabas vs. Axibase vs. GeoSpock vs. Postgres-XL vs. SAP IQ

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Axibase vs. GeoSpock vs. Postgres-XL vs. SAP IQ

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonAxibase  Xexclude from comparisonGeoSpock  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on HBase with integrated rule engine and visualizationSpatial and temporal data processing engine for extreme data scaleBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresColumnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analytics
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn-oriented
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMSDocument store
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Score4.78
Rank#74  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.28
Rank#261  Overall
#19  Time Series DBMS
Score0.20
Rank#273  Overall
#126  Relational DBMS
Score0.51
Rank#219  Overall
#105  Relational DBMS
Score5.27
Rank#70  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­corporate/­products/­adabas_natural/­adabas/­default.htmlaxibase.com/­products/­axibase-time-series-databasegeospock.comwww.postgres-xl.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.html
Technical documentationgithub.com/­axibase/­atsddocs.geospock.com/­Content/­Home.htmwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationhelp.sap.com/­iq
DeveloperSoftware AGAxibase CorporationGeoSpockSAP, formerly Sybase
Initial release197120132014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB1994
Current release155852.0, September 201910 R1, October 201816.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoCommunity Edition (single node) is free, Enterprise Edition (distributed) is paidcommercialOpen Source infoMozilla public licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaJava, JavascriptC
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
LinuxhostedLinux
macOS
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoshort, integer, long, float, double, decimal, stringyesyesyes
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.nononoyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionalityno
Secondary indexesyesnotemporal, categoricalyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewaySQL-like query languageANSI SQL for query only (using Presto)yes infodistributed, parallel query executionyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
JDBC
Proprietary protocol (Network API)
RESTful HTTP API
JDBCADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesNaturalGo
Java
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalyesnouser defined functionsyes
Triggersnoyesnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistaShardingAutomatic shardinghorizontal partitioningshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexer
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatorSource-replica replicationSAP/Sybase Replication Server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnonoHadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnonoACID infoMVCCACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
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.nononono
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)Access rights for users can be defined per tablefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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