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

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Rdb  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  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 storeIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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
Score2.12
Rank#109  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­corporate/­products/­adabas_natural/­adabas/­default.htmlwww.alachisoft.com/­ncachewww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­rdb/­overview/­index.htmlwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docsdocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperSoftware AGAlachisoftOracle, originally developed by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)Oracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release1971200419841998
Current release5.0, May 201911 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC#, C++, .NET
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
WindowsHP Open VMSAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewaySQL-like query syntax (OQL) for searching the cacheyesyes
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
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languagesNatural.Net
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRPL/SQL
Triggersnoyes infoNotificationsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas Vistayesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event Replicatoryes, with selectable consistency levelMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDoptimistic lockingyes, on a single nodeACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesnoyes
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)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Adabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"NCacheOracle RdbTimesTen
Specific characteristicsNCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 13 years....
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The world's first commercial In-Memory Relational Database offering (launched in...
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Competitive advantagesNcache is 100% .NET with ASP.NET Session State storage, ASP.NET View State Caching,...
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TimesTen offers many advantages over competing products: Mature product with nearly...
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Typical application scenariosNCache enables industries and users including users doing: Fraud Detection, Retail...
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TimesTen can be used in a wide range of application areas. Some examples include:...
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Key customersBank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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Some of our key customers include Ericsson , Telcordia , China Mobile, China Telecom,...
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Market metricsMarket Leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 13 years.
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TimesTen is used by thousands of customers in tens of thousands of deployments worldwide...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe NCache Enterprise licensing model is according to the number of nodes and shards...
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Standard Oracle licence models ; end user and ISV/OEM licence terms available.
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