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DBMS > Adabas vs. PouchDB vs. SpatiaLite

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. PouchDB vs. SpatiaLite

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  Xexclude from comparisonSpatiaLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDBSpatial extension of SQLite
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSDocument storeSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score2.79
Rank#102  Overall
#2  Multivalue DBMS
Score2.34
Rank#112  Overall
#21  Document stores
Score1.63
Rank#146  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlpouchdb.comwww.gaia-gis.it/­fossil/­libspatialite/­index
Technical documentationpouchdb.com/­guideswww.gaia-gis.it/­gaia-sins/­spatialite_topics.html
DeveloperSoftware AGApache Software FoundationAlessandro Furieri
Initial release197120122008
Current release7.1.1, June 20195.0.0, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen SourceOpen Source infoMPL 1.1, GPL v2.0 or LGPL v2.1
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)server-less
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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 indexesyesyes infovia viewsyes
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
HTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
Supported programming languagesNaturalJavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin NaturalView functions in JavaScriptno
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistaSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-loungenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatorMulti-source replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backendyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)nono

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