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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Ehcache vs. Ignite vs. Sphinx vs. Teradata Aster

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonEhcache  Xexclude from comparisonIgnite  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata Aster  Xexclude from comparison
Teradata Aster has been integrated into other Teradata systems and therefore will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformA widely adopted Java cache with tiered storage optionsApache Ignite is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads, delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesPlatform for big data analytics on multistructured data sources and types
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSKey-value storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Search engineRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.53
Rank#69  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score6.68
Rank#52  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Score5.00
Rank#62  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
#35  Relational DBMS
Score7.26
Rank#48  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­corporate/­products/­adabas_natural/­adabas/­default.htmlwww.ehcache.orgignite.apache.orgsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.ehcache.org/­documentationapacheignite.readme.io/­docssphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperSoftware AGTerracotta Inc, owned by Software AGApache Software FoundationSphinx Technologies Inc.Teradata
Initial release19712009201520012005
Current release3.8.0, July 2019Apache Ignite 2.63.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++, Java, .NetC++
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
All OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyesFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free) infodefined schema within the relational store; partial schema or schema free in the Aster File Store
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesnoyes
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.nonoyesyes infoin Aster File Store
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewaynoANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
JCacheHDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Proprietary protocolADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesNaturalJavaC#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C
C#
C++
Java
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalnoyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)noR packages
Triggersnoyes infoCache Event Listenersyes (cache interceptors and events)nono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistaSharding infoby using Terracotta ServerShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event Replicatoryes infoby using Terracotta Serveryes (replicated cache)noneyes infoDimension tables are replicated across all nodes in the cluster. The number of replicas for the file store can be configured.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)noyes infoSQL Map-Reduce Framework
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyTunable Consistency (Strong, Eventual, Weak)Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyes infosupports JTA and can work as an XA resourceACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infousing a tiered cache-storage approachyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)noSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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