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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Couchbase vs. Ehcache vs. GeoSpock vs. OrientDB

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonEhcache  Xexclude from comparisonGeoSpock  Xexclude from comparisonOrientDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceA widely adopted Java cache with tiered storage optionsSpatial and temporal data processing engine for extreme data scaleMulti-model DBMS (Document, Graph, Key/Value)
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSDocument storeKey-value storeRelational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocolTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.78
Rank#74  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score29.06
Rank#26  Overall
#4  Document stores
Score7.08
Rank#51  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
Score0.20
Rank#273  Overall
#126  Relational DBMS
Score5.02
Rank#72  Overall
#12  Document stores
#4  Graph DBMS
#12  Key-value stores
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­corporate/­products/­adabas_natural/­adabas/­default.htmlwww.couchbase.comwww.ehcache.orggeospock.comorientdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comwww.ehcache.org/­documentationdocs.geospock.com/­Content/­Home.htmorientdb.org/­docs/­3.0.x
DeveloperSoftware AGCouchbase, Inc.Terracotta Inc, owned by Software AGGeoSpockOrientDB LTD; CallidusCloud
Initial release1971201120092010
Current releaseServer: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 20193.8.0, July 20192.0, September 20193.1.0, June 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyesno
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangJavaJava, JavascriptJava
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
Linux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VMhostedAll OS with a Java JDK (>= JDK 6)
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free infoSchema can be enforced for whole record ("schema-full") or for some fields only ("schema-hybrid")
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesnotemporal, categoricalyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewayDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.noANSI SQL for query only (using Presto)SQL-like query language, no joins
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
Native language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsJCacheJDBCTinkerpop technology stack with Blueprints, Gremlin, Pipes
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesNatural.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
Java.Net
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin NaturalFunctions and timers in JavaScriptnonoJava, Javascript
Triggersnoyes infovia the TAP protocolyes infoCache Event ListenersnoHooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistaShardingSharding infoby using Terracotta ServerAutomatic shardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatorMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
yes infoby using Terracotta ServerMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnonono infocould be achieved with distributed queries
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Tunable Consistency (Strong, Eventual, Weak)Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonononoyes inforelationship in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDyes infosupports JTA and can work as an XA resourcenoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infousing a tiered cache-storage approachyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoEphemeral bucketsyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)User and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated AuthenticationnoAccess rights for users can be defined per tableAccess rights for users and roles; record level security configurable
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Adabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseEhcacheGeoSpockOrientDB
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
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