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DBMS > Adabas vs. FileMaker vs. mSQL

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. FileMaker vs. mSQL

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonmSQL infoMini SQL  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.mSQL (Mini SQL) is a simple and lightweight RDBMS
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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
Score1.84
Rank#127  Overall
#62  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlwww.claris.com/­filemakerhughestech.com.au/­products/­msql
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentation
DeveloperSoftware AGFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleHughes Technologies
Initial release197119831994
Current release19.3.1, June 20214.4, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infofree licenses can be provided
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
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 formatno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL Gatewayyes infovia pluginsA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infono subqueries, aggregate functions, views, foreign keys, triggers
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
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesNaturalPHPC
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Tcl
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 Vistanonenone
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 Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesno
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)simple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesno

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