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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. GRAKN.AI vs. NCache vs. Oracle Rdb

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonGRAKN.AI  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Rdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformGrakn is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.Open source in-memory key-value store
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSGraph DBMS
Relational DBMS infoOften described as a 'hyper-relational' database, since it implements the 'Entity-Relationship Paradigm' to manage complex data structures and ontologies.
Key-value storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.66
Rank#68  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.28
Rank#243  Overall
#18  Graph DBMS
#115  Relational DBMS
Score0.94
Rank#157  Overall
#26  Key-value stores
Score0.99
Rank#153  Overall
#74  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­corporate/­products/­adabas_natural/­adabas/­default.htmlgrakn.aiwww.alachisoft.com/­ncachewww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­rdb/­overview/­index.html
Technical documentationdev.grakn.ai/­docswww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docs
DeveloperSoftware AGGrakn Labs LtdAlachisoftOracle, originally developed by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
Initial release1971201620041984
Current release1.6.2, January 20205.0, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC#, C++, .NET
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
Linux
OS X
Windows
WindowsHP Open VMS
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewaynoSQL-like query syntax (OQL) for searching the cacheyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
console (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
LINQ
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesNaturalAll JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
.Net
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalnono infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLR
Triggersnonoyes infoNotifications
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistaSharding infoby using Cassandrayes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatorMaster-master replication infoby using Cassandrayes, with selectable consistency level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeperyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infosubstituted by the relationship featurenoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDoptimistic lockingyes, on a single node
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)yes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressauthentification to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)
More information provided by the system vendor
Adabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"GRAKN.AINCacheOracle Rdb
Specific characteristicsGrakn is the knowledge graph to organise complex networks of data and making it queryable,...
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NCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 13 years....
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Competitive advantagesExpressive and flexible data model: The meta-schema of Grakn allows for modelling...
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Ncache is 100% .NET with ASP.NET Session State storage, ASP.NET View State Caching,...
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Typical application scenariosLife sciences : Grakn makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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NCache enables industries and users including users doing: Fraud Detection, Retail...
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Key customersBank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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Market metricsMarket Leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 13 years.
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Licensing and pricing modelsAGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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The NCache Enterprise licensing model is according to the number of nodes and shards...
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Grakn Cosmos, the universal conference of technologies built using Grakn
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