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System Properties Comparison Amazon Redshift vs. IBM Db2 Event Store vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. XAP

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NameAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 Event Store  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonXAP  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence toolsDistributed Event Store optimized for Internet of Things use casesRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsHigh performant in-memory data grid for mission critical applications. Insight Edge from the same company extends XAP for AI/ML support, BI and other interfaces
Primary database modelRelational DBMSEvent Store
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsObject oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score21.58
Rank#31  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score0.23
Rank#252  Overall
#2  Event Stores
#17  Time Series DBMS
Score5.79
Rank#56  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score0.80
Rank#167  Overall
#26  Document stores
#30  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­redshiftwww.ibm.biz/­eventstorewww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.gigaspaces.com/­products/­xap
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­en/­SSGNPV_1.1.2/­eventstore/­welcome.htmlhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)IBMSAP infoformerly SybaseGigaspaces Technologies
Initial release2012201719922000
Current release1.1.317, July 201514.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC++, ScalaJava, C++, .Net
Server operating systemshostedLinux infoLinux, macOS, Windows for the developer additionAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.nonoyesno infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesrestrictednoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardyes infothrough the embedded Spark runtimeyesSQL-like query language and DML statements
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
JDBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
GigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCJava
Python
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Pythonnoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlyes
Triggersnonoyesyes infoEvent Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnoneSharding infoHash based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesActive-active shard replicationMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroringMaster-master replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Master-slave replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemnoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesNo - written data is immutableyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesYes - Synchronous writes to local disk combined with replicationyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUser level access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardRole-based access control

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