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DBMS > Adabas vs. Interbase vs. Postgres-XL

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Interbase vs. Postgres-XL

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.42
Rank#69  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score6.53
Rank#52  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score0.42
Rank#217  Overall
#103  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­corporate/­products/­adabas_natural/­adabas/­default.htmlwww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperSoftware AGEmbarcadero
Initial release197119842014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current releaseInterBase 2017, March 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 languageCC
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
Android
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
Data schemeyesyesyes
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.nono infoexport as XML data possibleyes 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
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesNatural.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageuser 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 ReplicatorInterbase Change Views
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 datayesyes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyes
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)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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