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DBMS > Adabas vs. Fauna vs. Lovefield vs. Microsoft Azure Search

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Fauna vs. Lovefield vs. Microsoft Azure Search

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonFauna infopreviously named FaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Search  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.Embeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app development
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.77
Rank#79  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score1.63
Rank#139  Overall
#23  Document stores
#12  Graph DBMS
#68  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score0.35
Rank#261  Overall
#121  Relational DBMS
Score7.37
Rank#57  Overall
#7  Search engines
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlfauna.comgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­search
Technical documentationdocs.fauna.comgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mddocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­search
DeveloperSoftware AGFauna, Inc.GoogleMicrosoft
Initial release1971201420142015
Current release2.1.12, February 2017V1
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnoyes
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Implementation languageScalaJavaScript
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
hostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safarihosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewaynoSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternno
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 API
Supported programming languagesNaturalC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
JavaScript.Net
C#
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturaluser defined functionsnono
TriggersnonoUsing read-only observersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas Vistahorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingnoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatorMulti-source replicationnoneyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes infousing MemoryDBno
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)Identity management, authentication, and access controlnoyes infousing Azure authentication

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