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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Fauna vs. FoundationDB

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonFauna  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparison
Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market. As a consequence, the product was removed from the DB-Engines ranking. In April 2018, Apple open-sourced FoundationDB and it therefore reappears in the ranking.
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformFauna (previously named FaunaDB) provides a web-native interface, with support for GraphQL and custom business logic that integrates seamlessly with the rest of the serverless ecosystem. The underlying globally distributed storage and compute platform is fast, consistent, and reliable, with a modern security infrastructure.Ordered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Document store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.89
Rank#73  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score1.67
Rank#135  Overall
#22  Document stores
#12  Graph DBMS
#66  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score1.27
Rank#151  Overall
#26  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#74  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlfauna.comwww.foundationdb.org
Technical documentationdocs.fauna.comapple.github.io/­foundationdb
DeveloperSoftware AGFauna, Inc.FoundationDB
Initial release197120142013
Current release6.2.28, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageScalaC++
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
hostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free infosome layers support schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnono infosome layers support typing
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL Gatewaynosupported in specific SQL layer only
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesNaturalC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturaluser defined functionsin SQL-layer only
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas Vistahorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatorMulti-source replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyLinearizable consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesin SQL-layer only
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)Identity management, authentication, and access controlno
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Adabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"FaunaFoundationDB
Specific characteristicsServerless database delivered as an API Web-native security model with attribute...
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Competitive advantages100% serverless , no connection pooling bottlenecks, or cold starts unlike legacy...
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Typical application scenariosJavascript apps Serverless backends for microservices Cloud-native apps B2B and B2C...
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Key customersShiftX
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Licensing and pricing modelsUsage-based pricing including a free tier
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