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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. EDB Postgres vs. HarperDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. EDB Postgres vs. HarperDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonEDB Postgres  Xexclude from comparisonHarperDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryThe EDB Postgres Platform is an enterprise-class data management platform based on the open source database PostgreSQL with flexible deployment options and Oracle compatibility features, complemented by tool kits for management, integration, and migration.A distributed database focused on speed and ease of use. It has an intuitive REST API, and supports NoSQL and SQL including joins. HarperDB leverages standard interfaces, and users can be up and running in minutes.RDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.67
Rank#215  Overall
#32  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score2.62
Rank#108  Overall
#55  Relational DBMS
Score0.77
Rank#200  Overall
#31  Document stores
Score5.83
Rank#62  Overall
#34  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.enterprisedb.comharperdb.iowww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.enterprisedb.com/­edb-docsharperdb.io/­developers/­documentation/­overviewhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffEnterpriseDBHarperDBSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release2014200520171992
Current releaseV13, October 20203.1, August 202117, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentscommercial infofree community edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptCNode.js
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
Windows
Linux
OS X
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesdynamic schemayes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes infoJSON data typesyes
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 infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.noyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yes infostandard with numerous extensionsSQL-like data manipulation statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
JDBC
ODBC
React Hooks
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
WebSocket
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
.Net
C
C#
C++
ColdFusion
D
Dart
Delphi
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
MatLab
Objective C
Perl
PHP
PowerShell
Prolog
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Swift
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.Custom Functions infosince release 3.1yes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersyesyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangeA table resides as a whole on one (or more) nodes in a clusternone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replicationyes infothe nodes on which a table resides can be definedSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDAtomic execution of specific operationsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes, using LMDByes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
AlaSQLEDB PostgresHarperDBSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere
Specific characteristicsPostgreSQL with added Security, Performance, DBA, Developer, and Oracle compatibile...
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HarperDB is the first distributed database with hybrid SQL & NoSQL functionality...
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Competitive advantagesComplete Postgres platform with enterprise-class Postgres, Management, Integration,...
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By combining the functionality of the best SQL, NoSQL, and NewSQL products on the...
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Typical application scenariosNew applications for transactional, reporting and mixed workloads that need to integrate...
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Use cases where HarperDB is a better fit than other solutions include: Rapid app...
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Key customersMasterCard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Ericsson, AT&T, Alibaba, Korea Telecom and...
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A few highlighted customers include: US Army, US Airforce, Chelan PUD, TATA, & Lumen....
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Market metricsListed in Gartner Magic Quadrant 2013-2018 with over 4,000 customers.
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6,800 + npm downloads 1,600 + on Docker Hub 2,600 + cloud & local signups
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source and Commercial core based licensing.
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HarperDB follows a freemium/premium model . A database is only as powerful as it...
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