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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Cassandra vs. Firebird vs. Rockset

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDB
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSWide column storeRelational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.66
Rank#83  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score114.65
Rank#12  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score24.23
Rank#32  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score0.99
Rank#207  Overall
#34  Document stores
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlcassandra.apache.orgwww.firebirdsql.orgrockset.com
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdocs.rockset.com
DeveloperSoftware AGApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookFirebird FoundationRockset
Initial release197120082000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase2019
Current release4.0.7, October 20224.0.2, August 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoInitial Developer's Public Licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++C++
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesdynamic typing
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 indexesyesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewaySQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)yesRead-only SQL queries, including JOINs
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
ADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesNaturalC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin NaturalnoPSQLno
Triggersnoyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistaSharding infono "single point of failure"noneAutomatic sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event Replicatorselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleSource-replica replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyes
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)Access rights for users can be defined per objectUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset console
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Adabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"CassandraFirebirdRockset
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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