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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-D  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformA robust and reliable RDBMS optimized to run all major SAP solutions
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score4.25
Rank#69  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score3.91
Rank#74  Overall
#39  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­corporate/­products/­adabas_natural/­adabas/­default.htmlmaxdb.sap.com
Technical documentationmaxdb.sap.com/­documentation
DeveloperSoftware AGSAP, acquired from Software AG (Adabas-D) in 1997
Initial release19711984
Current release7.9.09 (July 2018), 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL Gatewayyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
WebDAV
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesNatural.Net
C#
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalyes
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas Vistanone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatorMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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