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DBMS > Adabas vs. mSQL vs. OpenEdge vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. mSQL vs. OpenEdge vs. Sphinx

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonmSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonOpenEdge  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformmSQL (Mini SQL) is a simple and lightweight RDBMSApplication development environment with integrated database management systemOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.61
Rank#78  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score1.85
Rank#126  Overall
#61  Relational DBMS
Score4.82
Rank#75  Overall
#42  Relational DBMS
Score8.01
Rank#56  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlhughestech.com.au/­products/­msqlwww.progress.com/­openedgesphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdocumentation.progress.com/­output/­ua/­OpenEdge_latestsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperSoftware AGHughes TechnologiesProgress Software CorporationSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release1971199419842001
Current release4.4, October 2021OpenEdge 12.2, March 20203.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree licenses can be providedcommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewayA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infono subqueries, aggregate functions, views, foreign keys, triggersyes infoclose to SQL 92SQL-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
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesNaturalC
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Tcl
Progress proprietary ABL (Advanced Business Language)C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalnoyesno
Triggersnonoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas Vistanonehorizontal partitioning infosince Version 11.4Sharding 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 ReplicatornoneSource-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesnoyesyes
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)noUsers and groupsno

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