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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. InterSystems Caché vs. NSDb

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems Caché  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformA multi-model DBMS and application serverScalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of Kubernetes
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSKey-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.11
Rank#75  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score3.71
Rank#90  Overall
#17  Key-value stores
#1  Object oriented DBMS
#45  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#341  Overall
#31  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlwww.intersystems.com/­products/­cachensdb.io
Technical documentationdocs.intersystems.comnsdb.io/­Architecture
DeveloperSoftware AGInterSystems
Initial release197119972017
Current release2017.2, October 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJava, Scala
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
AIX
HP Open VMS
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Data schemeyesdepending on used data model
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes: int, bigint, decimal, string
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 indexesyesyesall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewayyesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
gRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
Supported programming languagesNaturalC#
C++
Java
Java
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalyesno
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistanoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatorSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesUsing Apache Lucene
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)Access rights for users, groups and roles

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