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DBMS > Adabas vs. BigObject vs. Firebird vs. Rockset vs. VoltDB

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. BigObject vs. Firebird vs. Rockset vs. VoltDB

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparisonVoltDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDBDistributed 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 DBMSRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score4.71
Rank#82  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.15
Rank#337  Overall
#148  Relational DBMS
Score25.01
Rank#33  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score0.76
Rank#226  Overall
#34  Document stores
Score1.97
Rank#137  Overall
#68  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlbigobject.iowww.firebirdsql.orgrockset.comwww.voltdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iowww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdocs.rockset.comdocs.voltdb.com
DeveloperSoftware AGBigObject, Inc.Firebird FoundationRocksetVoltDB Inc.
Initial release197120152000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase20192010
Current release4.0.2, August 202211.3, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicensecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL for Community Edition, commercial license for Enterprise, AWS, and Pro Editions
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyesno
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Implementation languageC and C++C++Java, C++
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
Linux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
hostedLinux
OS X infofor development
Data schemeyesyesyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesdynamic typingyes
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 infoingestion from XML files supported
Secondary indexesyesyesyesall fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewaySQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesRead-only SQL queries, including JOINsyes 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
fluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP RESTJava API
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesNaturalC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
C++
Erlang infonot officially supported
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin NaturalLuaPSQLnoJava
Triggersnonoyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistanonenoneAutomatic shardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatornoneSource-replica replicationyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesyesnono infoFOREIGN KEY constraints are not supported
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDnoACID infoTransactions are executed single-threaded within stored procedures
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes infoSnapshots and command logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)noUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset consoleUsers and roles with access to stored procedures

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