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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. InterSystems Caché vs. Postgres-XL

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems Caché  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  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 serverBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSKey-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.65
Rank#73  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score3.44
Rank#85  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
#1  Object oriented DBMS
#43  Relational DBMS
Score0.53
Rank#215  Overall
#103  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­corporate/­products/­adabas_natural/­adabas/­default.htmlwww.intersystems.com/­products/­cachewww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationdocs.intersystems.comwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperSoftware AGInterSystems
Initial release197119972014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release2017.2, October 201710 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC
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 modelyes
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.noyesyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL Gatewayyesyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
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
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesNaturalC#
C++
Java
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalyesuser defined functions
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas Vistanonehorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatorMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID infoMVCC
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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)Access rights for users, groups and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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