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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Kdb+ vs. Sphinx vs. TypeDB

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  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 DBMSOpen 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 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
Score7.23
Rank#59  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score6.74
Rank#61  Overall
#8  Search engines
Score1.27
Rank#174  Overall
#15  Graph DBMS
#85  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlkx.comsphinxsearch.comvaticle.com
Technical documentationcode.kx.comsphinxsearch.com/­docsdocs.vaticle.com
DeveloperSoftware AGKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcSphinx Technologies Inc.Vaticle (formerly Grakn Labs)
Initial release19712000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 200320012016
Current release3.6, May 20183.4.1, July 20212.14.1, November 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree 32-bit versionOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageqC++Java
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes
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 indexesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'yes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewaySQL-like query language (q)SQL-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
Proprietary 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
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 functionsnono
Triggersnoyes infowith viewsnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas Vistahorizontal partitioningSharding 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 replicationnoneMulti-source replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingnoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeper
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono infosubstituted by the relationship feature
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes 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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)rights management via user accountsnoyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
More information provided by the system vendor
Adabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"Kdb+SphinxTypeDB 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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