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DBMS > MaxDB vs. RavenDB vs. Spark SQL

System Properties Comparison MaxDB vs. RavenDB vs. Spark SQL

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NameMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-D  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA robust and reliable RDBMS optimized to run all major SAP solutionsOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document DatabaseSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processing
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
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Score4.52
Rank#77  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score3.21
Rank#94  Overall
#16  Document stores
Score22.94
Rank#34  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Websitemaxdb.sap.comravendb.netspark.apache.org/­sql
Technical documentationmaxdb.sap.com/­documentationravendb.net/­docsspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperSAP, acquired from Software AG (Adabas-D) in 1997Hibernating RhinosApache Software Foundation
Initial release198420102014
Current release7.9.10 (January 2020), 20205.2, June 20213.1.1, March 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C#Scala
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (RQL)SQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
WebDAV
.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Java
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesno
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingyes, utilizing Spark Core
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationMulti-source replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linq
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID, Cluster-wide transaction availableno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess control on document level using the Authorization Bundleno
More information provided by the system vendor
MaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-DRavenDBSpark SQL
Specific characteristicsRavenDB is the pioneer NoSQL Document Database that is fully transactional (ACID)...
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Competitive advantagesRavenDB is easy to setup and secure. You can do it in a matter of minutes . Easy...
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Typical application scenariosIoT for Edge Deployments Fraud Detection Recommendation Engines Product Catalogs...
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Key customersToyota, Capgemini, Vodafone, Medicaid, Asos, Nomura, RMS Automotive, MSNBC, Pluralsight,...
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Market metrics2 million+ downloads 1000+ customers including Fortune 500 large enterprises
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Licensing and pricing modelsRavenDB is available on-premise and in the cloud. RavenDB Cloud is available on AWS...
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