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DBMS > Adabas vs. IRONdb vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. IRONdb vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL Server
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.66
Rank#83  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.15
Rank#345  Overall
#31  Time Series DBMS
Score22.25
Rank#34  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databaseazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analytics
Technical documentationdocs.circonus.com/­irondbdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analytics
DeveloperSoftware AGCirconus LLC.Microsoft
Initial release197120172016
Current releaseV0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageC and C++C++
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
Linuxhosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewaySQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesNatural.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C#
Java
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalyes, in LuaTransact SQL
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistaAutomatic, metric affinity per nodeSharding, horizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event Replicatorconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awareyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraints
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)noyes

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