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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Microsoft Access vs. MonetDB

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformMicrosoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)A relational database management system that stores data in columns
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.13
Rank#81  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score131.03
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score2.38
Rank#131  Overall
#64  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.monetdb.org
Technical documentationdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accesswww.monetdb.org/­Documentation
DeveloperSoftware AGMicrosoftMonetDB BV
Initial release197119922004
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019Jul2021-SP2, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL Gatewayyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensions
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
JDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
Supported programming languagesNaturalC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes, in SQL, C, R
Triggersnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistanoneSharding via remote tables
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event Replicatornonenone infoSource-replica replication available in experimental status
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)no infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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