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System Properties Comparison Altibase vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. MonetDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsA relational database management system that stores data in columnsRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Wide column storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.45
Rank#139  Overall
#70  Relational DBMS
Score30.73
Rank#25  Overall
#3  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score5.58
Rank#63  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score1.83
Rank#126  Overall
#63  Relational DBMS
Score6.46
Rank#56  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Websitealtibase.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tableswww.monetdb.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationaltibase.com/­resources/­manualsdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­cosmos-dbwww.monetdb.org/­Documentationhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperAltibaseMicrosoftMicrosoftMonetDB BVSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release19992014201220041992
Current release7.1, July 2017Jun2020-SP1, July 202017, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infosince February 2018commercialcommercialOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
hostedhostedFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoJSON typesyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by defaultnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL-92SQL-like query languagenoyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
DocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
RESTful HTTP APIJDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresstored procedures and stored functionsJavaScriptnoyes, in SQL, C, Ryes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
TriggersyesJavaScriptnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding via remote tablesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.none infoSource-replica replication available in experimental statusSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*nonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionoptimistic lockingACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
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.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signaturesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
AltibaseMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDBMicrosoft Azure Table StorageMonetDBSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere
Specific characteristicsAltibase is an enterprise grade open source DBMS . It allows for high performance...
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Column-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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Competitive advantagesSince its inception, Altibase has been renowned for its in-memory capabilities. Altibase...
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Scalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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Typical application scenariosAltibase has been deployed for over 6000 mission-critical use cases that demand hundreds...
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Analytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
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Key customersSince 1999, Altibase has served over 600 enterprise clients including 9 Fortune Global...
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Numascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
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Market metricsOver 600 global enterprise clients including 8 Fortune Global 500 companies Over...
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Licensing and pricing modelsNo License Cost Altibase is an open source DBMS which includes its sharding Subscription...
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Free and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
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