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DBMS > Adabas vs. Neo4j vs. SAP Advantage Database Server

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Neo4j vs. SAP Advantage Database Server

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformScalable, ACID-compliant graph database designed with a high-performance distributed cluster architecture, available in self-hosted and cloud offeringsLow-cost RDBMS with access to ISAM and FoxPro data structures
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSGraph DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.78
Rank#81  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score60.14
Rank#19  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score3.68
Rank#91  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlneo4j.comwww.sap.com/­products/­advantage-database-server.html
Technical documentationneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperSoftware AGNeo4j, Inc.Sybase, SAP
Initial release197120071993
Current release4.4.6, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, Scala
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free and schema-optionalyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL Gatewaynoyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
.NET Client API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesNatural.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Delphi
Perl
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsyes
Triggersnoyes infovia event handleryes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas Vistayes using Neo4j Fabricnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatorCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyMulti-source replication infoCONFLICT Trigger to resolve replication conflicts
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoRelationships in graphsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono infocaching of (temporary) tables can be configured
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)Users, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Adabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"Neo4jSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADS
Specific characteristicsNeo4j delivers graph technology that has been battle tested for performance and scale...
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Competitive advantagesNeo4j is the market leader, graph database category creator, and the most widely...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersOver 800 commercial customers and over 4300 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsNeo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than 140 million...
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Licensing and pricing modelsGPL v3 license that can be used all the places where you might use MySQL. Neo4j Commercial...
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