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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Axibase vs. Google Cloud Bigtable vs. Informix vs. RethinkDB

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonAxibase  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonInformix  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  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 visualizationGoogle's NoSQL Big Data database service. It's the same database that powers many core Google services, including Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail.A secure embeddable database from IBM, positioned besides DB2 as a relatively low-cost product optimized for OLTP and Internet of Things dataDBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSTime Series DBMSWide column storeRelational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDBDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS infowith Informix TimeSeries Extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.34
Rank#70  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.26
Rank#245  Overall
#14  Time Series DBMS
Score2.11
Rank#108  Overall
#7  Wide column stores
Score25.51
Rank#26  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Score3.57
Rank#76  Overall
#13  Document stores
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­corporate/­products/­adabas_natural/­adabas/­default.htmlaxibase.com/­products/­axibase-time-series-databasecloud.google.com/­bigtablewww.ibm.com/­products/­informixrethinkdb.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­axibase/­atsdcloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docsinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
rethinkdb.com/­docs
DeveloperSoftware AGAxibase CorporationGoogleIBM, HCL Technologies infoEffective May 1st, 2017, HCL took on development, technical support, and product management teams, and works jointly with IBM on product strategy, marketing, and sales.The Linux Foundation infosince July 2017
Initial release19712013201519842009
Current release1558514.10, March 20192.3.6, July 2017
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoCommunity Edition (single node) is free, Enterprise Edition (distributed) is paidcommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaC, C++ and JavaC++
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
LinuxhostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoshort, integer, long, float, double, decimal, stringnoyes infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypesyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometry
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesnonoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewaySQL-like query languagenoyesno
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
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
JDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesNaturalGo
Java
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalyesnoyes
TriggersnoyesnoyesClient-side triggers through changefeeds
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistaShardingShardingShardingSharding inforange based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatorMaster-slave replicationInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zonesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyesnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoAtomic single-row operationsACIDAtomic single-document operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes infoMVCC based
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.nonoyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)Access rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)Users with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controlsyes infousers and table-level permissions

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