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DBMS > Altibase vs. EDB Postgres vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Tibero

System Properties Comparison Altibase vs. EDB Postgres vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Tibero

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NameAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonEDB Postgres  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonTibero  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSThe 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.Database as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsA secure RDBMS, designed for easy portability from Oracle
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.05
Rank#172  Overall
#85  Relational DBMS
Score2.26
Rank#115  Overall
#57  Relational DBMS
Score83.25
Rank#14  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Score5.53
Rank#70  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Score1.97
Rank#121  Overall
#58  Relational DBMS
Websitealtibase.comwww.enterprisedb.comazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databasewww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.tmaxsoft.com/­products/­tibero
Technical documentationgithub.com/­ALTIBASE/­Documents/­tree/­master/­Manualswww.enterprisedb.com/­edb-docsdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sqlhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheretechnet.tmaxsoft.com/­upload/­download/­online/­tibero/­pver-20150504-000002/­index.html
DeveloperAltibaseEnterpriseDBMicrosoftSAP infoformerly SybaseTmaxSoft
Initial release19992005201019922003
Current releasev7.1.0.5.3, March 2021V13, October 2020V1217, July 20156, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infosince February 2018commercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentscommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++CC++C and Assembler
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Linux
Windows
hostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
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.yesyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL-92yes infostandard with numerous extensionsyesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Tibero CLI
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Java
Objective-C
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresstored procedures and stored functionsuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.Transact SQLyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or PerlPersistent Stored Procedure (PSM)
Triggersyesyesyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangenonehorizontal partitioning infoby range, hash, list or composite
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replicationyes, with always 3 replicas availableSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroringMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyesno infoplanned for next version
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard (SQL 92, SQL 99)
More information provided by the system vendor
AltibaseEDB PostgresMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL AzureSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server AnywhereTibero
Specific characteristicsPostgreSQL with added Security, Performance, DBA, Developer, and Oracle compatibile...
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Competitive advantagesComplete Postgres platform with enterprise-class Postgres, Management, Integration,...
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Typical application scenariosNew applications for transactional, reporting and mixed workloads that need to integrate...
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Key customersMasterCard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Ericsson, AT&T, Alibaba, Korea Telecom and...
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Market metricsListed in Gartner Magic Quadrant 2013-2018 with over 4,000 customers.
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source and Commercial core based licensing.
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