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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Axibase vs. Kdb+ vs. Microsoft SQL Server

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonAxibase  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  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 visualizationHigh performance Time Series DBMSMicrosofts relational DBMS
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSDocument store
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Score4.99
Rank#75  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.30
Rank#258  Overall
#20  Time Series DBMS
Score7.96
Rank#52  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score1031.23
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlaxibase.com/­products/­axibase-time-series-databasekx.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationgithub.com/­axibase/­atsdcode.kx.comdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-server
DeveloperSoftware AGAxibase CorporationKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcMicrosoft
Initial release197120132000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 20031989
Current release155853.6, May 2018SQL Server 2019, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoCommunity Edition (single node) is free, Enterprise Edition (distributed) is paidcommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaqC++
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
LinuxLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoshort, integer, long, float, double, decimal, stringyesyes
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.nonoyesyes
Secondary indexesyesnoyes infotable attribute 'grouped'yes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewaySQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (q)yes
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
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languagesNaturalGo
Java
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalyesuser defined functionsTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersnoyesyes infowith viewsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistaShardinghorizontal partitioningtables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatorSource-replica replicationSource-replica replicationyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)rights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Adabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"AxibaseKdb+Microsoft SQL Server
Specific characteristicsIntegrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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Competitive advantagesprovides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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Typical application scenariostick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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Key customersGoldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Market metricskdb+ performance and reliability proven by our customers in critical infrastructure...
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