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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Firebird vs. Rockset vs. Sadas Engine vs. STSdb

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparisonSadas Engine  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  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 InterBaseA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDBSADAS Engine is a columnar DBMS specifically designed for high performance in Data warehouse environmentsKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score4.78
Rank#81  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score25.72
Rank#32  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score0.54
Rank#233  Overall
#36  Document stores
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#152  Relational DBMS
Score0.01
Rank#345  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlwww.firebirdsql.orgrockset.comwww.sadasengine.comgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdocs.rockset.comwww.sadasengine.com/­index.php/­downloads/­documentation-columnar-db
DeveloperSoftware AGFirebird FoundationRocksetSADAS s.r.l.STS Soft SC
Initial release19712000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase201920062011
Current release4.0.1, December 20218.04.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public Licensecommercialcommercial infofree trial version availableOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesnono
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Implementation languageC and C++C++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
hostedAIX
Linux
Windows
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesdynamic typingyesyes 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 infoingestion from XML files supportedno
Secondary indexesyesyesall fields are automatically indexedyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewayyesRead-only SQL queries, including JOINsyesno
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
HTTP RESTJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesNaturalC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin NaturalPSQLnonono
Triggersnoyesnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistanoneAutomatic shardinghorizontal partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event Replicatornone infoavailable via 3rd party productsyesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infomanaged by 'Learn by Usage'
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)Users with fine-grained authorization conceptAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset consoleAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardno

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