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Difference between Adabas and Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute

  • Last Updated : 26 Jun, 2020

1. Adabas :
The Adabas stands for an Adaptable Database System. It was developed by Software AG to run on IBM mainframes. It was launched in 1971. It is an OLTP-DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments. Adabas is an enterprise database management system (DBMS) designed for reliability, high performance, scalability and low total cost of ownership.

2. Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute:
The MaxCompute which was previously known as ODPS, is a general purpose, fully managed, multi-tenancy data processing platform for large-scale data warehousing. It is used to store and compute batches of structured data. It provides a massive range of data warehouse solutions as well as big data analysis and modeling services.



Difference between Adabas and Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute :

S.NO.ADABASAlibaba Cloud MaxCompute
1.It was developed by Software AG in 1971.It was developed by Alibaba in 2016.
2.It is an OLTP-DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments.It is a general purpose, fully managed, multi-tenancy data processing platform for large-scale data warehousing.
3.It is not available as a cloud service.It is available as a cloud service.
4.Server operating systems for Adabas are BS2000, Linux, Unix, Windows, z/OS and z/VSE.In Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute there are hosted server operating systems.
5.It does not support XML Format.It also does not support XML Format.
6.Server-side scripting is done in Natural language.It supports user defined functions based Server-side scripting.
7.It supports partitioning methods.Supported partitioning method is Sharding.
8.It supports SQL query language with add-on product Adabas SQL Gateway.It supports SQL-like query language.
9.It supports Replication with add-on product Event Replicator.It also supports replication methods.
10.Adabas does not provide the concept of Referential Integrity. Hence, no Foreign Keys.MaxCompute also does not the concept of Referential Integrity. Hence, no Foreign Keys.
11.The license of Adabas is commercial.The license of Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute is also commercial.
12.The primary database model of Adabas is Multivalue DBMS.The primary database model is Search Engine.
13.It does not offer any API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods.It offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods.
14.It supports ACID properties for execution of operations.It does not support ACID properties.

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