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DBMS > Adabas vs. NCache vs. SAP Advantage Database Server vs. STSdb

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. NCache vs. SAP Advantage Database Server vs. STSdb

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADS  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformOpen-Source and Enterprise in-memory Key-Value StoreLow-cost RDBMS with access to ISAM and FoxPro data structuresKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.61
Rank#78  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.86
Rank#187  Overall
#30  Key-value stores
Score3.99
Rank#85  Overall
#46  Relational DBMS
Score0.08
Rank#306  Overall
#45  Key-value stores
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlwww.alachisoft.com/­ncachewww.sap.com/­products/­advantage-database-server.htmlgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docs
DeveloperSoftware AGAlachisoftSybase, SAPSTS Soft SC
Initial release1971200519932011
Current release5.2, April 20214.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC#, .NET, .NET Core, JavaC#
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
Linux
Windows
Linux
Windows
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyespartial infoSupported data types are Lists, Queues, Hashsets, Dictionary and Counteryesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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 indexesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewaySQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.yesno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
IDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
.NET Client API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesNatural.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Visual Basic.NET
Delphi
Perl
PHP
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRyesno
Triggersnoyes infoNotificationsyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas Vistayesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event Replicatoryes, with selectable consistency levelMulti-source replication infoCONFLICT Trigger to resolve replication conflicts
Source-replica replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Strong Eventual Consistency over WAN with Conflict Resolution using Bridge Topology
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDoptimistic locking and pessimistic lockingACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesno infocaching of (temporary) tables can be configured
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)Authentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
More information provided by the system vendor
Adabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"NCacheSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADSSTSdb
Specific characteristicsNCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005 . NCache...
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Competitive advantagesNCache is 100% .NET/ .NET Core based which fully supports ASP.NET Core Sessions ,...
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Typical application scenariosNCache enables industries like retail, finance, banking IoT, travel, ecommerce, healthcare...
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Key customersBank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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Market metricsMarket Leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005.
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Licensing and pricing modelsNCache Open Source is free on an as-is basis without any support. NCache Enterprise...
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