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System Properties Comparison Apache IoTDB vs. NCache vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameApache IoTDB  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn IoT native database with high performance for data management and analysis, deployable on the edge and the cloud and integrated with Hadoop, Spark and FlinkOpen-Source and Enterprise in-memory Key-Value StoreRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.13
Rank#199  Overall
#16  Time Series DBMS
Score1.43
Rank#175  Overall
#28  Key-value stores
Score5.34
Rank#74  Overall
#40  Relational DBMS
Websiteiotdb.apache.orgwww.alachisoft.com/­ncachewww.sap.com/­products/­technology-platform/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationiotdb.apache.org/­UserGuide/­Master/­QuickStart/­QuickStart.htmlwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docshelp.sap.com/­docs/­SAP_SQL_Anywhere
DeveloperApache Software FoundationAlachisoftSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release201820051992
Current release1.1.0, April 20235.3, September 202217, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoEnterprise Edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC#, .NET, .NET Core, Java
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM (>= 1.8)Linux
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyespartial infoSupported data types are Lists, Queues, Hashsets, Dictionary and Counteryes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.yes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Native API
IDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
Java
Python
Scala
.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersyesyes infoNotificationsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning (by time range) + vertical partitioning (by deviceId)yesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication methods; using Raft/IoTConsensus algorithm to ensure strong/eventual data consistency among multiple replicasyes, with selectable consistency levelSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsIntegration with Hadoop and Sparkyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Strong Consistency with Raft
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Strong Eventual Consistency over WAN with Conflict Resolution using Bridge Topology
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanooptimistic locking and pessimistic lockingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesAuthentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Apache IoTDBNCacheSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere
Specific characteristicsNCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005 . NCache...
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Competitive advantagesNCache is 100% .NET/ .NET Core based which fully supports ASP.NET Core Sessions ,...
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Typical application scenariosNCache enables industries like retail, finance, banking IoT, travel, ecommerce, healthcare...
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Key customersBank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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Market metricsMarket Leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005.
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Licensing and pricing modelsNCache Open Source is free on an as-is basis without any support. NCache Enterprise...
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