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DBMS > Adabas vs. Blueflood vs. FatDB vs. Lovefield

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Blueflood vs. FatDB vs. Lovefield

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonBlueflood  Xexclude from comparisonFatDB  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparison
FatDB/FatCloud has ceased operations as a company with February 2014. FatDB is discontinued and excluded from the ranking.
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on CassandraA .NET NoSQL DBMS that can integrate with and extend SQL Server.Embeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScript
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSTime Series DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.61
Rank#78  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.08
Rank#308  Overall
#28  Time Series DBMS
Score0.30
Rank#269  Overall
#124  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlblueflood.iogoogle.github.io/­lovefield
Technical documentationgithub.com/­rackerlabs/­blueflood/­wikigithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.md
DeveloperSoftware AGRackspaceFatCloudGoogle
Initial release1971201320122014
Current release2.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC#JavaScript
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
Linux
OS X
Windowsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari
Data schemeyespredefined schemeschema-freeyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL Gatewaynono infoVia inetgration in SQL ServerSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder pattern
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
HTTP REST.NET Client API
LINQ
RESTful HTTP API
RPC
Windows WCF Bindings
Supported programming languagesNaturalC#JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalnoyes infovia applicationsno
Triggersnonoyes infovia applicationsUsing read-only observers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistaSharding infobased on CassandraShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event Replicatorselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandraselectable replication factornone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
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, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Database
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes infousing MemoryDB
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)nono infoCan implement custom security layer via applicationsno

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