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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Microsoft Access vs. Realm vs. VoltDB

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparisonVoltDB  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 DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core DataDistributed In-Memory NewSQL RDBMS infoUsed for OLTP applications with a high frequency of relatively simple transactions, that can hold all their data in memory
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.42
Rank#69  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score130.07
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score7.97
Rank#45  Overall
#8  Document stores
Score1.78
Rank#119  Overall
#59  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­corporate/­products/­adabas_natural/­adabas/­default.htmlproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accessrealm.iowww.voltdb.com
Technical documentationmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxrealm.io/­docsdocs.voltdb.com
DeveloperSoftware AGMicrosoftRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019VoltDB Inc.
Initial release1971199220142010
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20199.0, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen SourceOpen Source infoAGPL for Community Edition, commercial license for Enterprise, AWS, and Pro Editions
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++Java, C++
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsAndroid
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Linux
OS X infofor development
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL Gatewayyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardnoyes infoonly a subset of SQL 99
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
Java API
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesNaturalC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
C#
C++
Erlang infonot officially supported
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessaryJava
Triggersnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes infoChange Listenersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistanonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatornonenoneMaster-master replication
Master-slave 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 integritynoyesnono infoFOREIGN KEY constraints are not supported
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACIDACID infoTransactions are executed single-threaded within stored procedures
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyesyes infoSnapshots and command logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoIn-Memory realm
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 2003yesUsers and roles with access to stored procedures
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Adabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"Microsoft AccessRealmVoltDB
Specific characteristicsNow a part of MongoDB Data Platform , Realm Database is the fast, easy to use, and...
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Competitive advantagesRealm ensures offline-first functionality, meaning apps run smoothly and deliver...
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Typical application scenariosMobile Consumer Apps First-Line Worker Apps
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Market metricsUsed by 100,000+ developers 2 bn installs Currently used in 40k+ applications in...
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Licensing and pricing modelsRealm database is licensed under the Apache License v2.0.
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