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DBMS > Adabas vs. Oracle Berkeley DB vs. Rockset vs. STSdb vs. VoltDB

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Oracle Berkeley DB vs. Rockset vs. STSdb vs. VoltDB

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Berkeley DB  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparisonVoltDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformWidely used in-process key-value storeA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDBKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing methodDistributed In-Memory NewSQL RDBMS infoUsed for OLTP applications with a high frequency of relatively simple transactions, that can hold all their data in memory
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSKey-value store infosupports sorted and unsorted key sets
Native XML DBMS infoin the Oracle Berkeley DB XML version
Document storeKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.66
Rank#83  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score2.98
Rank#106  Overall
#19  Key-value stores
#3  Native XML DBMS
Score0.56
Rank#234  Overall
#37  Document stores
Score0.02
Rank#347  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Score1.66
Rank#142  Overall
#70  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlwww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­berkeleydb/­overview/­index.htmlrockset.comgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4www.voltdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.oracle.com/­cd/­E17076_05/­html/­index.htmldocs.rockset.comdocs.voltdb.com
DeveloperSoftware AGOracle infooriginally developed by Sleepycat, which was acquired by OracleRocksetSTS Soft SCVoltDB Inc.
Initial release19711994201920112010
Current release18.1.40, May 20204.0.8, September 201511.3, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infocommercial license availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license availableOpen Source infoAGPL for Community Edition, commercial license for Enterprise, AWS, and Pro Editions
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesnono
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Implementation languageC, Java, C++ (depending on the Berkeley DB edition)C++C#Java, C++
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
AIX
Android
FreeBSD
iOS
Linux
OS X
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows
hostedWindowsLinux
OS X infofor development
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnodynamic typingyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)yes
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.noyes infoonly with the Berkeley DB XML editionno infoingestion from XML files supported
Secondary indexesyesyesall fields are automatically indexednoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL Gatewayyes infoSQL interfaced based on SQLite is availableRead-only SQL queries, including JOINsnoyes infoonly a subset of SQL 99
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
HTTP REST.NET Client APIJava API
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesNatural.Net infoFigaro is a .Net framework assembly that extends Berkeley DB XML into an embeddable database engine for .NET
others infoThird-party libraries to manipulate Berkeley DB files are available for many languages
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party binding
Perl
Python
Tcl
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
Java
C#
C++
Erlang infonot officially supported
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin NaturalnononoJava
Triggersnoyes infoonly for the SQL APInonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistanoneAutomatic shardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatorSource-replica replicationyesnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonononono infoFOREIGN KEY constraints are not supported
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnonoACID infoTransactions are executed single-threaded within stored procedures
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes infoSnapshots and command logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)noAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset consolenoUsers and roles with access to stored procedures

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