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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Grakn vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. VelocityDB

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonGrakn  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonVelocityDB  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.RDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsA .NET Object Database that can be embedded/distributed and extended to a graph data model (VelocityGraph)
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.
Relational DBMSGraph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.13
Rank#72  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.47
Rank#213  Overall
#17  Graph DBMS
#102  Relational DBMS
Score5.51
Rank#56  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Score0.08
Rank#299  Overall
#27  Graph DBMS
#16  Object oriented DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­corporate/­products/­adabas_natural/­adabas/­default.htmlgrakn.aiwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlvelocitydb.com
Technical documentationdev.grakn.ai/­docshelp.sap.com/­sql-anywherevelocitydb.com/­UserGuide
DeveloperSoftware AGGrakn LabsSAP infoformerly SybaseVelocityDB Inc
Initial release1971201619922011
Current release1.7.1, April 202017, July 20157.x
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availablecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC#
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Any that supports .NET
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL Gatewaynoyesno
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)
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
.Net
Supported programming languagesNaturalAll JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalnoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlno
TriggersnonoyesCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistaSharding infoby using CassandranoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatorMaster-master replication infoby using CassandraMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeepernono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infosubstituted by the relationship featureyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID
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.nonoyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)yes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardBased on Windows Authentication
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Adabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"GraknSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server AnywhereVelocityDB
Specific characteristicsGrakn is the knowledge graph to organise complex networks of data and making it queryable,...
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Competitive advantagesExpressive and flexible data model: The meta-schema of Grakn allows for modelling...
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Typical application scenariosLife sciences : Grakn makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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