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DBMS > Adabas vs. Firebird vs. JSqlDb vs. STSdb

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Firebird vs. JSqlDb vs. STSdb

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonJSqlDb  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
JSqlDB seems to be discontinued. Therefore it is excluded from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseJavaScript Query Language Database, stores JavaScript objects and primitivesKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Object oriented DBMS
Key-value store
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Score4.63
Rank#85  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score25.37
Rank#32  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score0.18
Rank#336  Overall
#49  Key-value stores
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlwww.firebirdsql.orgjsqldb.org (offline)github.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manuals
DeveloperSoftware AGFirebird FoundationKonrad von BackstromSTS Soft SC
Initial release19712000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase20182011
Current release4.0.2, August 20220.8, December 20184.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen SourceOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC and C++C#
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL Gatewayyesnono
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
ADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesNaturalC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScriptC#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin NaturalPSQLfunctions in JavaScriptno
Triggersnoyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas Vistanonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatorSource-replica replicationnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infousing RocksDByes
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)Users with fine-grained authorization conceptno

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