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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. CockroachDB vs. Lovefield vs. Quasardb vs. VoltDB

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparisonVoltDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformCockroachDB is a distributed database architected for modern cloud applications. It is wire compatible with PostgreSQL and backed by a Key-Value Store, which is either RocksDB or a purpose-built derivative, called Pebble.Embeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptDistributed, high-performance timeseries databaseDistributed 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 DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score4.66
Rank#83  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score7.58
Rank#59  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score0.26
Rank#282  Overall
#134  Relational DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#332  Overall
#29  Time Series DBMS
Score1.66
Rank#142  Overall
#70  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlwww.cockroachlabs.comgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldquasardb.netwww.voltdb.com
Technical documentationwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docsgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mddoc.quasar.ai/­masterdocs.voltdb.com
DeveloperSoftware AGCockroach LabsGooglequasardbVoltDB Inc.
Initial release19712015201420092010
Current release21.1.2, June 20212.1.12, February 20173.13.3, April 202211.3, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licensesOpen Source infoAGPL for Community Edition, commercial license for Enterprise, AWS, and Pro Editions
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageGoJavaScriptC++Java, C++
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
Linux
macOS
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X infofor development
Data schemeyesdynamic schemayesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes infointeger and binaryyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes infowith tagsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL Gatewayyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternSQL-like query languageyes 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
JDBCHTTP APIJava API
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesNaturalC#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
JavaScript.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
C#
C++
Erlang infonot officially supported
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin NaturalnononoJava
TriggersnonoUsing read-only observersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas Vistahorizontal partitioning (by key range) infoall tables are translated to an ordered KV store and then broken down into 64MB ranges, which are then used as replicas in RAFTnoneSharding infoconsistent hashingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatorMulti-source replication using RAFTnoneSource-replica replication with selectable replication factorMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononowith Hadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesnono infoFOREIGN KEY constraints are not supported
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACIDACID infoTransactions are executed single-threaded within stored procedures
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes infoby using LevelDByes infoSnapshots and command logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes infousing MemoryDByes infoTransient mode
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)Role-based access controlnoCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trailUsers and roles with access to stored procedures
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Adabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"CockroachDBLovefieldQuasardbVoltDB
Specific characteristicsCockroachDB is a cloud-native, distributed SQL database architected for modern applications....
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Competitive advantages- EFFORTLESS SCALE: Scale your applications, not operational complexity. CockroachDB...
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Typical application scenariosSystem of record (financial ledger, inventory management, transaction record), identity...
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Key customersComcast, DoorDash, Mythical Games, Norfolk Southern, LUSH, Bose, Shipt, Bitski, Five9,...
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Market metrics8K+ long-running clusters 2.5K+ CockroachDB Self-Hosted clusters 15K+ CockroachDB...
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Licensing and pricing models- Apache 2.0 for core features released up to and including the 19.1 release - Time-limited...
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