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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. SAP Advantage Database Server vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. SAP Advantage Database Server vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADS  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryLow-cost RDBMS with access to ISAM and FoxPro data structuresRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.64
Rank#219  Overall
#33  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score3.89
Rank#86  Overall
#46  Relational DBMS
Score5.68
Rank#65  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­advantage-database-server.htmlwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffSybase, SAPSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release201419931992
Current release17, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScript
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript API.NET Client API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptDelphi
Perl
PHP
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication infoCONFLICT Trigger to resolve replication conflicts
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno infocaching of (temporary) tables can be configuredyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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