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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. BigObject vs. dBASE vs. MySQL

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonBigObject  Xexclude from comparisondBASE  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  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 queriesdBase was one of the first databases with a development environment on PC's. Its latest version dBase V is still sold as dBase classic, which needs a DOS Emulation. The up-to-date product is dBase plus.Widely used open source RDBMS
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached API
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.78
Rank#81  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.05
Rank#329  Overall
#148  Relational DBMS
Score14.33
Rank#42  Overall
#26  Relational DBMS
Score1202.10
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlbigobject.iowww.dbase.comwww.mysql.com
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iowww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasedev.mysql.com/­doc
DeveloperSoftware AGBigObject, Inc.Asthon TateOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun
Initial release1971201519791995
Current releasedBASE 2019, 20198.0.29, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree community edition availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC and 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)
DOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewaySQL-like DML and DDL statementsnoyes infowith proprietary extensions
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
none infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesNaturaldBase proprietary IDEAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin NaturalLuano infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.yes infoproprietary syntax
Triggersnononoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas Vistanonenonehorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatornonenoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono infonot for dBase internal data, but IDE does support transactions when accessing external DBMSACID infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engine
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)noAccess rights for users and rolesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or roles

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