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DBMS > Adabas vs. Postgres-XL vs. Sphinx vs. STSdb

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Postgres-XL vs. Sphinx vs. STSdb

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engineKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.61
Rank#78  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.73
Rank#203  Overall
#100  Relational DBMS
Score8.01
Rank#56  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score0.08
Rank#306  Overall
#45  Key-value stores
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlwww.postgres-xl.orgsphinxsearch.comgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperSoftware AGSphinx Technologies Inc.STS Soft SC
Initial release19712014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB20012011
Current release10 R1, October 20183.4.1, July 20214.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMozilla public licenseOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageCC++C#
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
Linux
macOS
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes 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.noyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL Gatewayyes infodistributed, parallel query executionSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)no
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Proprietary protocol.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesNatural.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturaluser defined functionsnono
Triggersnoyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas Vistahorizontal partitioningSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event Replicatornonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoMVCCnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnono

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