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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. dBASE vs. IBM Db2 Event Store vs. Lovefield vs. OmniSci

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisondBASE  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 Event Store  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformdBase was one of the first databases with a development environment on PC's. Its latest version dBase V is still sold as dBase classic, which needs a DOS Emulation. The up-to-date product is dBase plus.Distributed Event Store optimized for Internet of Things use casesEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptA high performance, in-memory, column-oriented RDBMS, designed to run on GPUs
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMSEvent Store
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.45
Rank#79  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score14.19
Rank#41  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score0.48
Rank#237  Overall
#2  Event Stores
#17  Time Series DBMS
Score0.39
Rank#255  Overall
#120  Relational DBMS
Score1.23
Rank#157  Overall
#76  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlwww.dbase.comwww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-event-storegoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.omnisci.com
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasewww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­en/­SSGNPV_2.0.0/­welcome.htmlgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mddocs.omnisci.com
DeveloperSoftware AGAsthon TateIBMGoogleMapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release19711979201720142016
Current releasedBASE 2019, 20192.02.1.12, February 20175.6, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageC and C++JavaScriptC++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
DOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
Linux infoLinux, macOS, Windows for the developer additionserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariLinux
Data schemeyesyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL Gatewaynoyes infothrough the embedded Spark runtimeSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
none infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.ADO.NET
DB2 Connect
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Supported programming languagesNaturaldBase proprietary IDEC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
JavaScriptAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.yesnono
TriggersnononoUsing read-only observersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistanoneShardingnoneSharding infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatornoneActive-active shard replicationnoneMulti-source replication
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 dataACIDno infonot for dBase internal data, but IDE does support transactions when accessing external DBMSnoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesNo - written data is immutableyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesYes - Synchronous writes to local disk combined with replication and asynchronous writes in parquet format to permanent shared storageyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes infousing MemoryDByes
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)Access rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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