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DBMS > Adabas vs. CrateDB vs. RRDtool

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. CrateDB vs. RRDtool

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformDistributed Date Store based on LuceneIndustry standard data logging and graphing tool for time series data. RRD is an acronym for round-robin database. infoThe data is stored in a circular buffer, thus the system storage footprint remains constant over time.
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMS
Search engine
Time Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.13
Rank#81  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.91
Rank#227  Overall
#106  Relational DBMS
#16  Search engines
Score3.00
Rank#110  Overall
#6  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlcrate.iooss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool
Technical documentationcrate.io/­docsoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
DeveloperSoftware AGCrateTobias Oetiker
Initial release197120131999
Current release1.8.0, 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen SourceOpen Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSS
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
All OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMHP-UX
Linux
Data schemeyesFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesNumeric data only
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 infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possible
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL Gatewayyes, but no triggers and constraintsno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
ADO.NET infocommunity maintained client
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
RESTful HTTP API
in-process shared library
Pipes
Supported programming languagesNaturalErlang
Go infocommunity maintained client
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) infocommunity maintained client
Perl infocommunity maintained client
PHP
Python
Ruby infocommunity maintained client
Scala infocommunity maintained client
C infowith librrd library
C# infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Java infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
JavaScript (Node.js) infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Lua
Perl
PHP infowith a wrapper library
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturaluser defined functionsno
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistaShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event Replicatorselectable replication factornone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
none
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infounique row identifiers can be used for implementing an optimistic concurrency control strategyno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoby using the rrdcached daemon
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)rights management via user accountsno
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Adabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"CrateDBRRDtool
Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open-source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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Competitive advantagesCrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications. In those scenarios,...
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Typical application scenariosCrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data in order to monitor,...
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Key customersCrateDB customers include Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain , ALPLA...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2013. CrateDB was the winner of the...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCrateDB pricing CrateDB on-premises is open source and free to use under the Apache...
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