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DBMS > Adabas vs. Sphinx vs. STSdb vs. UniData,UniVerse

System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Sphinx vs. STSdb vs. UniData,UniVerse

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparisonUniData,UniVerse  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformOpen 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 methodMultiValue database and application server with SQL mapping layer and meta database capabilities
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSSearch engineKey-value storeMultivalue DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.61
Rank#78  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score8.01
Rank#56  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score0.08
Rank#306  Overall
#45  Key-value stores
Score4.11
Rank#84  Overall
#2  Multivalue DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlsphinxsearch.comgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4www.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-u2
Technical documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docswww.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-u2/­documentation
DeveloperSoftware AGSphinx Technologies Inc.STS Soft SCRocket Software
Initial release1971200120111985
Current release3.4.1, July 20214.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++C#C
Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
WindowsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)optional
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL GatewaySQL-like query language (SphinxQL)noyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
Proprietary protocol.NET Client APIJava API infoJPA
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
Supported programming languagesNaturalC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C#
Java
.Net
Basic infoU2 Basic
C
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturalnonoyes
Triggersnononoyes infoU2 Basic
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistaSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportednonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event ReplicatornonenoneSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnonoACID infoconfigurable
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)nonoAccess rights according to SQL-standard and operating system based

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