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System Properties Comparison Amazon Redshift vs. Microsoft Access vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. XAP

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NameAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  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 toolsMicrosoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)RDBMS 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 DBMSRelational DBMSRelational 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
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Score21.58
Rank#31  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score128.58
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score5.79
Rank#56  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score0.80
Rank#167  Overall
#26  Document stores
#30  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­redshiftproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accesswww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.gigaspaces.com/­products/­xap
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)MicrosoftSAP infoformerly SybaseGigaspaces Technologies
Initial release2012199219922000
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 201917, July 201514.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficecommercialOpen 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++Java, C++, .Net
Server operating systemshostedWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsAIX
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.noyesno infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesrestrictedyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyesSQL-like query language and DML statements
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
GigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Pythonyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlyes
Triggersnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyesyes infoEvent Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenoneSharding infoHash based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnoneMaster-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 ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardRole-based access control

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