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DBMS > MaxDB vs. STSdb vs. Vertica

System Properties Comparison MaxDB vs. STSdb vs. Vertica

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NameMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-D  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparisonVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA robust and reliable RDBMS optimized to run all major SAP solutionsKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing methodColumnar relational DBMS designed to handle modern analytic workloads, enabling fast query performance
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.04
Rank#83  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score0.05
Rank#321  Overall
#49  Key-value stores
Score19.90
Rank#35  Overall
#21  Relational DBMS
Websitemaxdb.sap.comgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4www.vertica.com
Technical documentationmaxdb.sap.com/­documentationwww.vertica.com/­docs/­10.0.x/­HTML/­Content/­Home.htm
DeveloperSAP, acquired from Software AG (Adabas-D) in 1997STS Soft SCVertica / Micro Focus infoprior to that Hewlett Packard
Initial release198420112005
Current release7.9.10 (January 2020), 20204.0.8, September 2015Vertica 10.0 Software, May 2020
Vertica for SQL on Hadoop 10.0 Software, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license availablecommercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono infoAvailable on all major clouds - Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform
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Implementation languageC++C#
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
WindowsLinux
Data schemeyesyesyes infoUnstructured data can be stored in specific Flex-Tables
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)yes
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 indexesyesnono infoThe concept of 'projections' can be used instead of indexes.
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoyes infonearly full SQL99 without support for indexes and triggers
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
WebDAV
.NET Client APIADO.NET
JDBC
Kafka
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
C#
Java
C++
Java
Perl
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyes
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding infoSegmentation, Projection Segmentation, Hash Segmentation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnoneMulti-source replication infoCluster level and Object level replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infowith Vertica Connector for Hadoop
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard; supports Kerberos, LDAP, Ident and hash
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MaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-DSTSdbVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform
Specific characteristicsColumnar storage, MPP, Hybrid storage model, Aggressive data compression, High availability,...
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Competitive advantagesPerformance at exabyte scale, Deploy anywhere, Open source innovation, Analysis in...
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Typical application scenariosCommunication and network analytics, Embedded analytics, Fraud monitoring and Risk...
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Key customersAbiba Systems, Adform, adMarketplace, AmeriPride, Anritsu, AOL, Avito, Auckland Transport,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCost-based models and subscription-based models are available
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