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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Derby vs. Quasardb vs. VoltDB

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonDerby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDB  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 platformFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.Distributed, 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 DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.77
Rank#79  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score4.90
Rank#78  Overall
#42  Relational DBMS
Score0.07
Rank#329  Overall
#29  Time Series DBMS
Score1.58
Rank#141  Overall
#69  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmldb.apache.org/­derbyquasardb.netwww.voltdb.com
Technical documentationdb.apache.org/­derby/­manuals/­index.htmldoc.quasar.ai/­masterdocs.voltdb.com
DeveloperSoftware AGApache Software FoundationquasardbVoltDB Inc.
Initial release1971199720092010
Current release10.15.2.0, March 20203.13.3, April 202211.3, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial 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 servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++Java, C++
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
All OS with a Java VMBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X infofor development
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes 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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infowith tagsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewayyesSQL-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 languagesNaturalJava.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 NaturalJava Stored ProceduresnoJava
Triggersnoyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistanoneSharding infoconsistent hashingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatorSource-replica replicationSource-replica replication with selectable replication factorMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonowith Hadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono infoFOREIGN KEY constraints are not supported
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID infoTransactions are executed single-threaded within stored procedures
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes 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.noyesyes infoTransient mode
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trailUsers and roles with access to stored procedures

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