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DBMS > Adabas vs. DolphinDB vs. FatDB vs. Google Cloud Spanner

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. DolphinDB vs. FatDB vs. Google Cloud Spanner

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonDolphinDB  Xexclude from comparisonFatDB  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparison
FatDB/FatCloud has ceased operations as a company with February 2014. FatDB is discontinued and excluded from the ranking.
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformTime Series DBMS for big data, integrated with a lightweight distributed computing framework and a vector programming languageA .NET NoSQL DBMS that can integrate with and extend SQL Server.A horizontally scalable, globally consistent, relational database service. It is the externalization of the core Google database that runs the biggest aspects of Google, like Ads and Google Play.
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSTime Series DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.61
Rank#78  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score1.11
Rank#167  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score3.41
Rank#93  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlwww.dolphindb.comcloud.google.com/­spanner
Technical documentationwww.dolphindb.com/­helpcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docs
DeveloperSoftware AGDolphinDB, IncFatCloudGoogle
Initial release1971201820122017
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree community version availablecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
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Implementation languageC++C#
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
Linux
Windows
Windowshosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewaySQL-like query languageno infoVia inetgration in SQL Serveryes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
JDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
LINQ
RESTful HTTP API
RPC
Windows WCF Bindings
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
JDBC infoAt present, JDBC supports read-only queries. No support for DDL or DML statements.
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesNaturalC#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Python
R
C#Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalyesyes infovia applicationsno
Triggersnonoyes infovia applicationsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas Vistahorizontal partitioningShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event Replicatoryesselectable replication factorMulti-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyesyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflow
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integrity
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyesnoACID infoStrict serializable isolation
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)Administrators, Users, Groupsno infoCan implement custom security layer via applicationsAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)

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