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DBMS > Adabas vs. Oracle Rdb vs. SAP Advantage Database Server vs. STSdb

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Oracle Rdb vs. SAP Advantage Database Server vs. STSdb

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Rdb  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 platformLow-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 DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.61
Rank#78  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score1.20
Rank#158  Overall
#77  Relational DBMS
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.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­rdb/­overview/­index.htmlwww.sap.com/­products/­advantage-database-server.htmlgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
DeveloperSoftware AGOracle, originally developed by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)Sybase, SAPSTS Soft SC
Initial release1971198419932011
Current release7.4.1.1, 20214.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC#
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
HP Open VMSLinux
Windows
Windows
Data schemeyesFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes 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 Gatewayyesyesno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
.NET Client API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesNaturalDelphi
Perl
PHP
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalyesno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas Vistanonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatorMulti-source replication infoCONFLICT Trigger to resolve replication conflicts
Source-replica replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyes, on a single nodeACIDno
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.nonono infocaching of (temporary) tables can be configured
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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