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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. IBM Db2 vs. MonetDB

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxA relational database management system that stores data in columns
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin Db2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Spatial DBMS infowith Db2 Spatial Extender
Document store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.13
Rank#81  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score142.97
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score2.38
Rank#131  Overall
#64  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.monetdb.org
Technical documentationwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGwww.monetdb.org/­Documentation
DeveloperSoftware AGIBMMonetDB BV
Initial release19711983 infohost version2004
Current release12.1, October 2016Jul2021-SP2, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree version is availableOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++C
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL Gatewayyesyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensions
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
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
JDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
Supported programming languagesNaturalC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalyesyes, in SQL, C, R
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistaSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionSharding via remote tables
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event Replicatoryes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)none infoSource-replica replication available in experimental status
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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