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DBMS > Adabas vs. FileMaker vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. FileMaker vs. Sphinx

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.74
Rank#77  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score55.86
Rank#22  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score8.03
Rank#55  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlwww.claris.com/­filemakersphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperSoftware AGFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release197119832001
Current release19.3.1, June 20213.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
iOS
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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.noyes infoA http query request can return the data in XML format
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL Gatewayyes infovia pluginsSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesNaturalPHPC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalyesno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistanoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatorSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
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 infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)simple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesno

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