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DBMS > Adabas vs. Fauna vs. IBM Cloudant

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Fauna vs. IBM Cloudant

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonFauna infopreviously named FaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformFauna 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.Database as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDB
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Document store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.74
Rank#77  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score1.36
Rank#148  Overall
#25  Document stores
#12  Graph DBMS
#70  Relational DBMS
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score3.76
Rank#87  Overall
#15  Document stores
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlfauna.comwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudant
Technical documentationdocs.fauna.comcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudant
DeveloperSoftware AGFauna, Inc.IBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014
Initial release197120142010
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageScalaErlang
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
hostedhosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnono
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL Gatewaynono
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 APIRESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesNaturalC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturaluser defined functionsView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScript
Triggersnonoyes
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 replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno infoatomic operations within a document possible
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoOptimistic locking
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)Identity management, authentication, and access controlAccess rights for users can be defined per database

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