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DBMS > Adabas vs. Kdb vs. Microsoft Azure AI Search vs. TypeDB

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Kdb vs. Microsoft Azure AI Search vs. TypeDB

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonKdb  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure AI Search  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 developmentTypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical type system and TypeQL as its query language
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSTime Series DBMS
Vector DBMS
Search 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 DBMSVector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.34
Rank#86  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score8.27
Rank#52  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
#1  Vector DBMS
Score6.00
Rank#67  Overall
#8  Search engines
Score1.06
Rank#204  Overall
#19  Graph DBMS
#94  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlkx.comazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchtypedb.com
Technical documentationcode.kx.comlearn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchtypedb.com/­docs
DeveloperSoftware AGKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcMicrosoftVaticle
Initial release19712000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 200320152016
Current release3.6, May 2018V12.26.3, January 2024
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercialOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation languageqJava
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewaySQL-like query language (q)nono
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 APIgRPC 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#
Java
JavaScript
Python
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 infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding 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 serviceMulti-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 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 persistentyesyesyesyes
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 authenticationyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
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Adabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"KdbMicrosoft Azure AI SearchTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn
Specific characteristicsIntegrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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TypeDB is a polymorphic database with a conceptual data model, a strong subtyping...
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Competitive advantagesprovides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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TypeDB provides a new level of expressivity, extensibility, interoperability, and...
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Typical application scenariostick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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Life sciences : TypeDB makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Key customersGoldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Market metricskdb+ performance and reliability proven by our customers in critical infrastructure...
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Licensing and pricing modelsupon request
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Apache f or language drivers, and AGPL and Commercial for the database server. The...
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