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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Firebird vs. Oracle Coherence vs. Rockset vs. VoltDB

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Coherence  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparisonVoltDB  Xexclude from comparison
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 InterBaseOracles in-memory data grid solutionA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDBDistributed In-Memory NewSQL RDBMS infoUsed for OLTP applications with a high frequency of relatively simple transactions, that can hold all their data in memory
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value storeDocument storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score4.66
Rank#83  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score24.00
Rank#33  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score2.49
Rank#118  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score0.56
Rank#234  Overall
#37  Document stores
Score1.66
Rank#142  Overall
#70  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlwww.firebirdsql.orgwww.oracle.com/­middleware/­technologies/­coherence.htmlrockset.comwww.voltdb.com
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdocs.oracle.com/­en/­middleware/­standalone/­coherencedocs.rockset.comdocs.voltdb.com
DeveloperSoftware AGFirebird FoundationOracleRocksetVoltDB Inc.
Initial release19712000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase200720192010
Current release4.0.2, August 202212c, September 201611.3, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicensecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoAGPL for Community Edition, commercial license for Enterprise, AWS, and Pro Editions
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyesno
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Implementation languageC and C++JavaC++Java, 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
All OS with a Java VMhostedLinux
OS X infofor development
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesdynamic typingyes
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.nonono infoingestion from XML files supported
Secondary indexesyesyesnoall fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewayyesnoRead-only SQL queries, including JOINsyes infoonly a subset of SQL 99
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
JCache
JPA
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP RESTJava API
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesNaturalC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C++
Java
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
C++
Erlang infonot officially supported
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin NaturalPSQLnonoJava
Triggersnoyesyes infoLive Eventsnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistanoneShardingAutomatic shardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatorSource-replica replicationyes, with selectable consistency levelyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnonono infoFOREIGN KEY constraints are not supported
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDconfigurablenoACID infoTransactions are executed single-threaded within stored procedures
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infooptionallyyesyes infoSnapshots and command logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)Users with fine-grained authorization conceptauthentification to access the cache via certificates or http basic authenticationAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset consoleUsers and roles with access to stored procedures

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