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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Axibase vs. Google Cloud Bigtable vs. VoltDB

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonAxibase  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonVoltDB  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.Distributed In-Memory NewSQL RDBMS infoUsed for OLTP applications with a high frequency of relatively simple transactions, that can hold all their data in memory
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSTime Series DBMSWide column storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.66
Rank#68  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.25
Rank#247  Overall
#15  Time Series DBMS
Score2.25
Rank#106  Overall
#7  Wide column stores
Score1.64
Rank#123  Overall
#60  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­corporate/­products/­adabas_natural/­adabas/­default.htmlaxibase.com/­products/­axibase-time-series-databasecloud.google.com/­bigtablewww.voltdb.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­axibase/­atsdcloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docsdocs.voltdb.com
DeveloperSoftware AGAxibase CorporationGoogleVoltDB Inc.
Initial release1971201320152010
Current release155859.0, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoCommunity Edition (single node) is free, Enterprise Edition (distributed) is paidcommercialOpen Source infoAGPL for Community Edition, commercial license for Enterprise, AWS, and Pro Editions
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaJava, C++
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
LinuxhostedLinux
OS X infofor development
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoshort, integer, long, float, double, decimal, stringnoyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewaySQL-like query languagenoyes infoonly a subset of SQL 99
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)
Java API
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesNaturalGo
Java
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
C++
Erlang infonot officially supported
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin NaturalyesnoJava
Triggersnoyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistaShardingShardingSharding
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
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono infoFOREIGN KEY constraints are not supported
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoAtomic single-row operationsACID infoTransactions are executed single-threaded within stored procedures
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoSnapshots and command logging
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)Access rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)Users and roles with access to stored procedures

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