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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. dBASE vs. Fauna vs. MySQL

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisondBASE  Xexclude from comparisonFauna infopreviously named FaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformdBase was one of the first databases with a development environment on PC's. Its latest version dBase V is still sold as dBase classic, which needs a DOS Emulation. The up-to-date product is dBase plus.Fauna 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.Widely used open source RDBMS
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached API
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.78
Rank#81  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score14.33
Rank#42  Overall
#26  Relational DBMS
Score1.36
Rank#147  Overall
#26  Document stores
#12  Graph DBMS
#71  Relational DBMS
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score1202.10
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlwww.dbase.comfauna.comwww.mysql.com
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasedocs.fauna.comdev.mysql.com/­doc
DeveloperSoftware AGAsthon TateFauna, Inc.Oracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun
Initial release1971197920141995
Current releasedBASE 2019, 20198.0.29, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation languageScalaC and C++
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
DOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
hostedFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL Gatewaynonoyes infowith proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
none infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.RESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesNaturaldBase proprietary IDEC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.user defined functionsyes infoproprietary syntax
Triggersnononoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas Vistanonehorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashinghorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatornoneMulti-source replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
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 integritynoyesyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infonot for dBase internal data, but IDE does support transactions when accessing external DBMSACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engine
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)Access rights for users and rolesIdentity management, authentication, and access controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or roles

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