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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Elasticsearch vs. IRONdb

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparison
IRONdb seems to be discontinued. Therefore it is excluded from the DB-Engines Ranking.
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformA distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicity
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSSearch engineTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Vector DBMS
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Score4.34
Rank#86  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score135.74
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlwww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchwww.circonus.com/solutions/time-series-database/
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmldocs.circonus.com/irondb/category/getting-started
DeveloperSoftware AGElasticCirconus LLC.
Initial release197120102017
Current release8.6, January 2023V0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoElastic Licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
All OS with a Java VMLinux
Data schemeyesschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infotext, numeric, histograms
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 indexesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewaySQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesNatural.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalyesyes, in Lua
Triggersnoyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistaShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per node
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event Replicatoryesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoES-Hadoop Connectorno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodes
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.noMemcached and Redis integrationno
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)no

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