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NameMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-D  Xexclude from comparisonOpenSearch  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA robust and reliable RDBMS optimized to run all major SAP solutionsA distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine forked from Elasticsearch and based on Apache Lucene
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsVector DBMS
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Score2.87
Rank#107  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Score14.72
Rank#40  Overall
#4  Search engines
Websitemaxdb.sap.comgithub.com/­opensearch-project
opensearch.org
Technical documentationmaxdb.sap.com/­documentationopensearch.org/­docs/­latest
DeveloperSAP, acquired from Software AG (Adabas-D) in 1997Amazon Web Services
Initial release19842021
Current release7.9.10 (January 2020), 20202.5.0, January 2023
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++Java
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java VM
Data schemeyesschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistent
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
WebDAV
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby infoElasticsearch client
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes
Triggersyesyes infoby using the 'percolation' feature
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, all
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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MaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-DOpenSearch
Specific characteristicsOpenSearch is a highly scalable and extensible open-source software suite for search,...
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Competitive advantagesDistributed as fully open source under Apache License, Version 2.0 (ALv2), OpenSearch...
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Typical application scenariosThe OpenSearch platform is used across a broad range of search , analytics, and observability...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe OpenSearch Project offers open source software licensed under Apache License...
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