DB-EnginesExtremeDB: the hard real time dbmsEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Adabas vs. Couchbase vs. Firebird vs. Rockset vs. STSdb

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Couchbase vs. Firebird vs. Rockset vs. STSdb

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformA distributed document store with a powerful search engine and in-built operational and analytical capabilitiesFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDBKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMSDocument storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocol
Spatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extension
Relational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.78
Rank#81  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score28.38
Rank#30  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score25.72
Rank#32  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score0.54
Rank#233  Overall
#36  Document stores
Score0.01
Rank#345  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlwww.couchbase.comwww.firebirdsql.orgrockset.comgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdocs.rockset.com
DeveloperSoftware AGCouchbase, Inc.Firebird FoundationRocksetSTS Soft SC
Initial release197120112000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase20192011
Current releaseServer: 7.0, July 2021; Mobile: 3, February 2022; Couchbase Capella, October 20214.0.1, December 20214.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicensecommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Couchbase Capella: a fully managed database-as-a-service that eliminates database management efforts and reduces cost
Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangC and C++C++C#
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
hostedWindows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyesdynamic typingyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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.nono infoingestion from XML files supported
Secondary indexesyesyesyesall fields are automatically indexedno
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++.yesRead-only SQL queries, including JOINsno
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 APIsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP REST.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesNatural.Net
C
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin NaturalFunctions and timers in JavaScriptPSQLnono
Triggersnoyes infovia the TAP protocolyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistaShardingnoneAutomatic shardingnone
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
none infoavailable via 3rd party productsyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoEphemeral buckets
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 AuthenticationUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset consoleno
More information provided by the system vendor
Adabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseFirebirdRocksetSTSdb
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
» more
Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
» more
Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
» more
Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
» more
Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsThe Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesCData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
Adabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseFirebirdRocksetSTSdb
DB-Engines blog posts

Couchbase climbs up the DB-Engines Ranking, increasing its popularity by 10% every month
2 June 2014, Matthias Gelbmann

show all

Recent citations in the news

Software AG Delivers Fourth Consecutive Quarter of Digital Business Product Revenue Growth; Accelerates Profit in First Quarter
27 April 2022, Yahoo Finance

Database Management Software Market 2022 by Top Players In the industry, Market Size, Share and Geographical Analysis, Type and Application with Growing Innovations, Future Opportunities, and Projection to 2028
17 May 2022, Digital Journal

Short Interest in Software Aktiengesellschaft (OTCMKTS:SWDAF) Rises By 35.5%
16 May 2022, Defense World

Software AG says it has turned the corner in shift to a subscription business
21 July 2021, SiliconANGLE News

Software Aktiengesellschaft (OTCMKTS:STWRY) to Issue Dividend of $0.13
14 May 2022, Defense World

provided by Google News

Couchbase Server 7.1 advances enterprise NoSQL database
10 May 2022, TechTarget

Analysts' Weekly Ratings Changes for Couchbase (BASE)
25 May 2022, Defense World

Couchbase CTO: IT change is a transformative business asset
23 May 2022, IDG Connect

Document Databases Market Size And Forecast | Couchbase, MongoDB, Amazon, MarkLogic, Aerospike, Neo Technology, Basho Technologies, DataStax, Oracle, MapR Technologies – The Daily Vale
24 May 2022, The Daily Vale

Digital Transformation Investment Set to Increase by 46% - Couchbase
10 May 2022, MarTech Series

provided by Google News

Embedded Database System Market Size & Analysis By 2022 -2029 -Actian, IBM, Empress Software, Apache, H2 Database, Embarcadero Technologies, ITTIA, FirebirdSQL, ENEA Software, InterSystems, Raima, McObject, SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, The HS
25 May 2022, The Daily Vale

'Firebird' Review: Peeter Rebane's Gay Cold War Romance Feels All Too Routine
26 April 2022, The Playlist

Condensing Oil Boiler Market Overview 2022-2029| Key Players – Viessmann Group, Vaillant, De Dietrich, Grant Engineering, ROTEX – Carbon Valley Farmer and Miner
25 May 2022, Carbon Valley Farmer and Miner

Top Nashville area high school football defensive linemen to watch going into 2022 season
24 May 2022, Tennessean

2023 CFB recruiting class: DB Joshua Fussell commits to Northwestern
20 May 2022, The Cincinnati Enquirer

provided by Google News

Rockset Enables Real-Time Analytics for Microsoft SQL Server
29 April 2022, GlobeNewswire

The Next Cloud Data Platform | Greylock
25 May 2022, Greylock Partners

Analytics and Data Science News for the Week of April 29; Updates from Dresner, Pyramid Analytics, Rockset, and More
28 April 2022, Solutions Review

Did Rockset Just Solve Real-Time Analytics?
25 August 2021, Datanami

Real-time Analytics News for Week Ending April 30
1 May 2022, RTInsights

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Adabas Database Specialist
DMI, Remote

Mainframe Developer - Natural / ADABAS
Apexon, Richmond, VA

REMOTE WORK: Natural ADABAS Developer
Spruce Technology, Remote

Mainframes - Natural 4 / ADABAS Developer with 10+yrs exp preferred local NYC, NY - immediate interview
Spruce Technology, New York, NY

Database Administrator (Natural/ADABAS)
The Evolvers Group, Topeka, KS

Erlang Engineer
Couchbase, Remote

Sales Skills and Strategy Coach (Sales Coach)
Couchbase, Remote

Senior Customer Success Manager
Couchbase, Remote

Sales Development Representative - Enterprise Software
Couchbase, Austin, TX

Enterprise Sales Representative
Couchbase, Seattle, WA

Junior Data Integration Specialist
Paradyme Management, Clarksburg, WV

Software Engineer Associate-Entry Level
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION, Mount Laurel, NJ

Data Mining II
Factory Motor Parts Company, Eagan, MN

Data Mining I
Factory Motor Parts, Eagan, MN

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SPECIALIST II - 01748 - 05/16/2022
State of Colorado Job Opportunities, Denver, CO

Product Manager- New MBA Grad
rockset, Remote

Account Executive
rockset, Remote

Sales Development Representative
rockset, Dallas, TX

Product Marketing Manager - New MBA Grad
rockset, Remote

Product Manager
rockset, Remote

jobs by Indeed



Share this page

Featured Products

Redis logo

The world’s most loved real‑time data platform.
Try free

The definitive guide for Cassandra

Imagine What You Could Do if Scalability Wasn‘t a Problem!
Download the Cassandra e-book for free!

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

Neo4j logo

See for yourself how a graph database can make your life easier.
Use Neo4j online for free.

Present your product here