Adabas vs. Titan Distributed Graph Database

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Adabas
Score 6.0 out of 10
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Adabas is a database management system (DBMS) platform from Software AG.N/A
Titan
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Titan is an open-source distributed graph database developed by Aurelius. Aurelius is now part of Datastax (since February 2015).N/A
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AdabasTitan Distributed Graph Database
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AdabasTitan
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AdabasTitan Distributed Graph Database
Small Businesses
IBM Cloudant
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Medium-sized Companies
IBM Cloudant
IBM Cloudant
Score 9.6 out of 10
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Enterprises
IBM Cloudant
IBM Cloudant
Score 9.6 out of 10
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AdabasTitan Distributed Graph Database
Likelihood to Recommend
6.0
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User Testimonials
AdabasTitan Distributed Graph Database
Likelihood to Recommend
Software AG
It's well suited for applications running on z/OS I wouldn't consider it for applications on other operating systems
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Open Source
Titan is definitely a good choice, but it has its learning curve. The documentation may lack in places, and you might have to muster answers from different sources and technologies. But at its core, it does the job of storing and querying graph databases really well. Remember that titan itself is not the whole component, but utilizes other technologies like cassandra, gremlin, tinkerpop, etc to do many other things, and each of them has a learning curve. I would recommend titan for a team, but not for a single person. For single developer, go with Neo4j.
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Pros
Software AG
  • It's efficient
  • uses relativly few resources
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Open Source
  • Titan is really good for abstraction of underlying infrastructure. You can choose between different storage engine of your choice.
  • Open source, backed by community, and free.
  • Supports tinkerpop stack which is backed by apache.
  • Uses gremlin for query language making the whole query structure standardized and open for extension if another graph database comes along in future.
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Cons
Software AG
  • Using newer features of z/OS
  • pricing
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Open Source
  • The community is lacking deep documentation. I had to spend many nights trying to figure many things on my own. As graph databases will grow popular, I am sure this will be improved.
  • Not enough community support. Even in SO you might not find many questions. Though there are some users in SO who quickly answer graph database questions. Need more support.
  • Would love an official docker image.
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Likelihood to Renew
Software AG
Converting to another DBMS is a huge project.
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Open Source
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Alternatives Considered
Software AG
Adabas uses resources better than DB2, but it doesn't use newer features of the hardware or operating system.
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Open Source
To be honest, titan is not as popular as Neo4j, though they do the same thing. In my personal opinion, titan has lot of potential, but Neo4j is easier to use. If the organization is big enough, it might choose titan because of its open source nature, and high scalability, but Neo4j comes with a lot of enterprise and community support, better query, better documentation, better instructions, and is also backed by leading tech companies. But titan is very strong when you consider standards. Titan follows gremlin and tinkerpop, both of which will be huge in future as more graph database vendors join the market. If things go really well, maybe Neo4j might have to support gremlin as well.
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Return on Investment
Software AG
  • Every time we want to upgrade our computer, the pricing for adabas is a big concern
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Open Source
  • Steep learning curve. Your engineers would have to spend lots of time learning different components before they feel comfortable.
  • Have to plan ahead. Maybe this is the nature of graph databases, but I found it difficult to change my schemas after I had data in production.
  • It is free, so time is the only resource you have to put in titan.
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