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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Infobright vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse vs. NCache

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonInfobright  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformHigh performant column-oriented DBMS for analytic workloads using MySQL or PostgreSQL as a frontendElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL ServerNCache is a 100% .NET / .NET Core Open Source in-memory distributed cache.
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.13
Rank#72  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.97
Rank#151  Overall
#74  Relational DBMS
Score8.60
Rank#44  Overall
#27  Relational DBMS
Score0.74
Rank#174  Overall
#30  Key-value stores
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­corporate/­products/­adabas_natural/­adabas/­default.htmlwww.ignitetech.com/­solutions/­information-technology/­infobrightdbazure.microsoft.com/­services/­sql-data-warehousewww.alachisoft.com/­ncache
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­sql-data-warehousewww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docs
DeveloperSoftware AGIgnite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.MicrosoftAlachisoft
Initial release1971200520162005
Current release5.0, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoThe open source (GPLv2) version did not support inserts/updates/deletes and was discontinued with July 2016commercialOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC++C#, .NET, .NET Core
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
Linux
Windows
hostedLinux
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyespartial infoSupported data types are Lists, Queues, Hashsets, Dictionary and Counter
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 indexesyesno infoKnowledge Grid Technology used insteadyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewayyesyesSQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.
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
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
IDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesNatural.Net
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C#
Java
PHP
.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin NaturalnoTransact SQLno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLR
Triggersnononoyes infoNotifications
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistanoneSharding, horizontal partitioningyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatorMaster-slave replicationyesyes, with selectable consistency level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Strong Eventual Consistency over WAN with Conflict Resolution using Bridge Topology
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDoptimistic locking and pessimistic locking
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.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilitiesyesAuthentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)
More information provided by the system vendor
Adabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"InfobrightMicrosoft Azure SQL Data WarehouseNCache
Specific characteristicsNCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005 . NCache...
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Competitive advantagesNCache is 100% .NET/ .NET Core based which fully supports ASP.NET Core Sessions ,...
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Typical application scenariosNCache enables industries like retail, finance, banking IoT, travel, ecommerce, healthcare...
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Key customersBank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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Market metricsMarket Leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005.
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Licensing and pricing modelsNCache Open Source is free on an as-is basis without any support. NCache Enterprise...
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