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

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonEDB Postgres  Xexclude from comparisonMariaDB  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.MySQL application compatible open source RDBMS, enhanced with high availability, security, interoperability and performance capabilities. MariaDB ColumnStore provides a column-oriented storage engine and MariaDB Xpand supports distributed SQL.RDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Graph DBMS infowith OQGraph storage engine
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
Score100.70
Rank#12  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score5.83
Rank#62  Overall
#34  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.enterprisedb.commariadb.com infoSite of MariaDB Corporation
mariadb.org infoSite of MariaDB Foundation
www.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.enterprisedb.com/­edb-docsmariadb.com/­kb/­en/­libraryhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffEnterpriseDBMariaDB Corporation Ab (MariaDB Enterprise),
MariaDB Foundation (community MariaDB Server) infoThe lead developer Monty Widenius is the original author of MySQL
SAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release2014200520091992
Current releaseV13, October 202010.6.4, August 202117, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentsOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial enterprise subscription availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptCC and C++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
Solaris
Windows infoColumnStore storage engine not available on Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes infoDynamic columns are supportedyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes
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.yesyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yes infostandard with numerous extensionsyes infowith proprietary extensionsyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
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.yes infoPL/SQL compatibility added with version 10.3yes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersyesyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangeseveral options for horizontal partitioning and Shardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-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 integrityyesyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACID
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 infonot for in-memory storage engineyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes infowith MEMORY storage engineyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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AlaSQLEDB PostgresMariaDBSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere
Specific characteristicsPostgreSQL with added Security, Performance, DBA, Developer, and Oracle compatibile...
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MariaDB is the most powerful open source relational database – modern SQL and JSON...
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Competitive advantagesComplete Postgres platform with enterprise-class Postgres, Management, Integration,...
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MariaDB has many features unavailable in other open source relational databases....
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Typical application scenariosNew applications for transactional, reporting and mixed workloads that need to integrate...
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Web, SaaS and Cloud operational/transactional applications that require high availability,...
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Key customersMasterCard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Ericsson, AT&T, Alibaba, Korea Telecom and...
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Deutsche Bank, DBS Bank, Nasdaq, Red Hat, ServiceNow, Verizon and Walgreens Featured...
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Market metricsListed in Gartner Magic Quadrant 2013-2018 with over 4,000 customers.
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MariaDB is the default database in the LAMP stack supplied by Red Hat and SUSE Linux,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source and Commercial core based licensing.
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