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System Properties Comparison Adabas vs. Snowflake

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NameAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score4.04
Rank#87  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score125.38
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.softwareag.com/­en_corporate/­platform/­adabas-natural.htmlwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperSoftware AGSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release19712014
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyes
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Server operating systemsBS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
hosted
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL Gatewayyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesNaturalJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin Naturaluser defined functions
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas Vistayes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with add-on product Event Replicatoryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
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)Users with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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