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DBMS > Adabas vs. Interbase vs. SpaceTime

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Interbase vs. SpaceTime

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonSpaceTime  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 BorlandSpaceTime is a spatio-temporal DBMS with a focus on performance.
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.74
Rank#77  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score6.13
Rank#63  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#351  Overall
#5  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlwww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.mireo.hr/­spacetime
Technical documentationdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbase
DeveloperSoftware AGEmbarcaderoMireo
Initial release197119842020
Current releaseInterBase 2020, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
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
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 possibleno
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewayyesA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented
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
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesNatural.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
C#
C++
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistanoneFixed-grid hypercubes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatorInterbase Change ViewsReal-time block device replication (DRBD)
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 integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
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-standardyes

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