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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. dBASE vs. Lovefield vs. OmniSci

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisondBASE  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformdBase was one of the first databases with a development environment on PC's. Its latest version dBase V is still sold as dBase classic, which needs a DOS Emulation. The up-to-date product is dBase plus.Embeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptA high performance, in-memory, column-oriented RDBMS, designed to run on GPUs
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.46
Rank#78  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score14.38
Rank#41  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score0.50
Rank#237  Overall
#113  Relational DBMS
Score1.27
Rank#152  Overall
#74  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlwww.dbase.comgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.omnisci.com
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasegithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mddocs.omnisci.com
DeveloperSoftware AGAsthon TateGoogleMapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release1971197920142016
Current releasedBASE 2019, 20192.1.12, February 20175.6, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
DOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariLinux
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewaynoSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
none infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Supported programming languagesNaturaldBase proprietary IDEJavaScriptAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.nono
TriggersnonoUsing read-only observersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistanonenoneSharding infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatornonenoneMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infonot for dBase internal data, but IDE does support transactions when accessing external DBMSACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infousing MemoryDByes
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)Access rights for users and rolesnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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