DB-EnginesCrateDB bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Adabas vs. NCache vs. Oracle Rdb vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. NCache vs. Oracle Rdb vs. Sphinx

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Rdb  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformOpen source in-memory key-value storeOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.66
Rank#68  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.94
Rank#157  Overall
#26  Key-value stores
Score0.99
Rank#153  Overall
#74  Relational DBMS
Score6.52
Rank#53  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­corporate/­products/­adabas_natural/­adabas/­default.htmlwww.alachisoft.com/­ncachewww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­rdb/­overview/­index.htmlsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docssphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperSoftware AGAlachisoftOracle, originally developed by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)Sphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release1971200419842001
Current release5.0, May 20193.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageC#, C++, .NETC++
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
WindowsHP Open VMSFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 indexesyesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewaySQL-like query syntax (OQL) for searching the cacheyesSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
LINQ
Proprietary protocol
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesNatural.Net
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRno
Triggersnoyes infoNotificationsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistayesSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event Replicatoryes, with selectable consistency levelnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDoptimistic lockingyes, on a single nodeno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)authentification to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)no
More information provided by the system vendor
Adabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"NCacheOracle RdbSphinx
Specific characteristicsNCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 13 years....
» more
Competitive advantagesNcache is 100% .NET with ASP.NET Session State storage, ASP.NET View State Caching,...
» more
Typical application scenariosNCache enables industries and users including users doing: Fraud Detection, Retail...
» more
Key customersBank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
» more
Market metricsMarket Leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 13 years.
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsThe NCache Enterprise licensing model is according to the number of nodes and shards...
» more
News

NCache 5.0 SP2 Released
7 January 2020

Deploying NCache in Red Hat OpenShift
24 December 2019

Synchronize your Cache with SQL Server in NCache
13 November 2019

Implementing a Persistent Cache with NCache
31 October 2019

Scaling Real-Time ASP.NET Core SignalR Apps
23 October 2019

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
Adabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"NCacheOracle RdbSphinx
DB-Engines blog posts

The DB-Engines ranking includes now search engines
4 February 2013, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

Credit Suisse Group Analysts Give Software (ETR:SOW) a €31.80 Price Target
18 January 2020, Riverton Roll

Software (OTCMKTS:STWRY) Earns Neutral Rating from DZ Bank
17 January 2020, Slater Sentinel

Warburg Research Reiterates €30.00 Price Target for Software (ETR:SOW)
15 January 2020, Riverton Roll

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Analysts Give Software (ETR:SOW) a €30.00 Price Target
16 January 2020, Slater Sentinel

Software (ETR:SOW) Given a €35.50 Price Target at Barclays
14 January 2020, Slater Sentinel

provided by Google News

How to use NCache in ASP.Net Core
25 February 2019, InfoWorld

NCache Distributed Cache for .NET Gets Open Sourced
28 January 2015, Visual Studio Magazine

In-Memory Key-Value Databases: NCache (Initial Evaluation)
31 October 2018, GameDev.net

Basic NCache is Now Open Source
10 March 2015, InfoQ.com

Velocity: Microsoft's Distributed In-Memory Cache
4 June 2008, InfoQ.com

provided by Google News

Database Types from Hierarchical to Graph: An Industry Breakdown
30 May 2018, Dice Insights

New Eclipse Tools for OpenVMS and Oracle RDB Certified by eCube Systems to Work with NXTware Remote
12 November 2013, PR Web

provided by Google News

The Pirate Bay was recently down for over a week due to a DDoS attack
29 October 2019, Internet

Stunning decorations of a sphinx, centaur and panther revealed on the walls of the Domus Aurea
8 May 2019, Daily Mail

Taxation Of The Digital Economy Is A Sphinx: Lessons From The Developed And Developing Countries To Guide Ghan
19 August 2019, Modern Ghana

Has Egypt's second sphinx been found? Statue that has a 'lion's body with a human head' is found
9 August 2018, Daily Mail

eCommerce Search & Personalization
6 May 2018, SitePoint

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Software Engineer II (ADABAS & Natural)
US House Of Representatives - CAO, Washington, DC

Applications Systems Analyst
Arizona Department of Public Safety, Phoenix, AZ

Mainframe Database Administrator - Journey (2019-12788) Lacey
State of Washington Employment Security Department, Lacey, WA

ADABAS Database Administrator
Peer Solutions Group, Columbia, SC

Database Administrator IV - Supervisor
State of Vermont, Berlin, VT

Strategic Partner Manager
Alachisoft, Dallas, TX

Technical Project Manager
Alachisoft, Dallas, TX

Inside Sales & Biz Dev
Alachisoft, Dallas, TX

Regional Sales Director
Alachisoft, Dallas, TX

Enterprise Software Sales Executive
Alachisoft, Dallas, TX

Sr. Systems Analyst - Storage / Backup
Swagelok Company, Solon, OH

Senior Systems Analyst
Swagelok Company, Solon, OH

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

RavenDB logo

Setup a fully managed RavenDB Cloud Database in minutes. Enjoy hosting, management, backups all in one place.
Grab a Free Instance

MariaDB logo

How do MariaDB, Oracle MySQL and EnterpriseDB compare?
Get the white paper to
learn more.

Datastax Luna logo

Simple, subscription-based support for open source
Apache Cassandra™ from the Cassandra experts.
Learn more.

Present your product here