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DBMS > Adabas vs. Kdb+ vs. Microsoft Azure Search vs. Sphinx vs. TypeDB

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Kdb+ vs. Microsoft Azure Search vs. Sphinx vs. TypeDB

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformHigh performance Time Series DBMSSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesTypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical type system and TypeQL as its query language
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSTime Series DBMSSearch engineSearch engineGraph DBMS
Relational DBMS infoOften described as a 'hyper-relational' database, since it implements the 'Entity-Relationship Paradigm' to manage complex data structures and ontologies.
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.66
Rank#83  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score8.14
Rank#57  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score7.62
Rank#58  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score6.76
Rank#63  Overall
#8  Search engines
Score0.87
Rank#193  Overall
#18  Graph DBMS
#92  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlkx.comazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchsphinxsearch.comvaticle.com
Technical documentationcode.kx.comdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchsphinxsearch.com/­docsdocs.vaticle.com
DeveloperSoftware AGKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcMicrosoftSphinx Technologies Inc.Vaticle (formerly Grakn Labs)
Initial release19712000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 2003201520012016
Current release3.6, May 2018V13.4.1, July 20212.11.0, June 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesnono
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Implementation languageqC++Java
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hostedFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesnoyes
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.noyesnono
Secondary indexesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'yesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewaySQL-like query language (q)noSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)no
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
RESTful HTTP APIProprietary protocolgRPC protocol
TypeDB Console (shell)
TypeDB Studio (Visualisation software- previously TypeDB Workbase)
Supported programming languagesNaturalC
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
.Net
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturaluser defined functionsnonono
Triggersnoyes infowith viewsnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas Vistahorizontal partitioningSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedSharding infoby using Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatorSource-replica replicationyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenoneMulti-source replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingnonoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeper
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnonono infosubstituted by the relationship feature
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnononoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)rights management via user accountsyes infousing Azure authenticationnoyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
More information provided by the system vendor
Adabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"Kdb+Microsoft Azure SearchSphinxTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn
Specific characteristicsMeet TypeDB (and TypeQL ) TypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical...
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Competitive advantagesEntity-Relationship Model TypeDB allows you to model your domain using the well-known...
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Typical application scenariosLife sciences : TypeDB makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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