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DBMS > Adabas vs. GridGain vs. Sphinx vs. TerminusDB

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. GridGain vs. Sphinx vs. TerminusDB

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformGridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache IgniteOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Search engineGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
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Score4.77
Rank#79  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score1.88
Rank#128  Overall
#25  Key-value stores
#62  Relational DBMS
Score7.29
Rank#60  Overall
#8  Search engines
Score0.10
Rank#314  Overall
#29  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlwww.gridgain.comsphinxsearch.comterminusdb.com
Technical documentationwww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latestsphinxsearch.com/­docsterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
DeveloperSoftware AGGridGain Systems, Inc.Sphinx Technologies Inc.DataChemist Ltd.
Initial release1971200720012018
Current releaseGridGain 8.5.13.4.1, July 202110.0.21, March 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetC++Prolog, Rust
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewayANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)SQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Proprietary protocolOWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languagesNaturalC#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)noyes
Triggersnoyes (cache interceptors and events)noyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistaShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event Replicatoryes (replicated cache)noneJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)nono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes infoin-memory journaling
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)Security Hooks for custom implementationsnoRole-based access control

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