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DBMS > Apache Drill vs. HyperSQL vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. HyperSQL vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonHyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageMultithreaded, transactional RDBMS written in Java infoalso known as HSQLDBRDBMS 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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Score2.28
Rank#119  Overall
#23  Document stores
#56  Relational DBMS
Score3.90
Rank#85  Overall
#46  Relational DBMS
Score4.57
Rank#78  Overall
#43  Relational DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orghsqldb.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­technology-platform/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docshsqldb.org/­web/­hsqlDocsFrame.htmlhelp.sap.com/­docs/­SAP_SQL_Anywhere
DeveloperApache Software FoundationSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release201220011992
Current release1.20.3, January 20232.7.2, June 202317, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infobased on BSD licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VM infoEmbedded (into Java applications) and Client-Server operating modesAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API infoJDBC via HTTP
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Java
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsJava, SQLyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentDepending on the underlying data sourceyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Depending on the underlying data sourceyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourcefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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