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System Properties Comparison ArangoDB vs. EDB Postgres vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonEDB Postgres  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionNative multi-model DBMS for graph, document, key/value and search. All in one engine and accessible with one query language.The EDB Postgres Platform is an enterprise-class data management platform based on the open source database PostgreSQL with flexible deployment options and Oracle compatibility features, complemented by tool kits for management, integration, and migration.RDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engine
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
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Score4.92
Rank#72  Overall
#10  Document stores
#3  Graph DBMS
#11  Key-value stores
#8  Search engines
Score1.96
Rank#118  Overall
#57  Relational DBMS
Score5.61
Rank#64  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.arangodb.comwww.enterprisedb.comwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationwww.arangodb.com/­docs/­stablewww.enterprisedb.com/­edb-docshelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperArangoDB Inc.EnterpriseDBSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release201220051992
Current release3.7.9, March 2021V13, October 202017, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial license (Enterprise) availablecommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentscommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoautomatically recognizes schema within a collectionyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, double, boolean, list, hashyesyes
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.yes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.yes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infostandard with numerous extensionsyes
APIs and other access methodsAQL
Foxx Framework
Graph API (Gremlin)
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Java & SpringData
JSON style queries
VelocyPack/VelocyStream
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Rust
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infosince version 2.0horizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication with configurable replication factorMulti-source replicationSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infocan be done with stored procedures in JavaScriptnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoconfigurable per collection or per write
Immediate Consistency
OneShard (highly available, fault-tolerant deployment mode with ACID semantics)
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes inforelationships in graphsyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
ArangoDBEDB PostgresSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere
Specific characteristicsOne Engine. One Query Language. Multiple Data Models. ArangoDB is an open source...
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PostgreSQL with added Security, Performance, DBA, Developer, and Oracle compatibile...
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Competitive advantagesConsolidation: As a native multi-model database, can be used as a full blown document...
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Complete Postgres platform with enterprise-class Postgres, Management, Integration,...
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Typical application scenariosNative multi-model in ArangoDB is being used for a broad range of projects across...
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New applications for transactional, reporting and mixed workloads that need to integrate...
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Key customersCisco, Barclays, Refinitive, Siemens Mentor, Kabbage, Liaison, Douglas, MakeMyTrip,...
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MasterCard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Ericsson, AT&T, Alibaba, Korea Telecom and...
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Market metricsArangoDB is the leading native multi-model database with over 9000 stargazers on...
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Listed in Gartner Magic Quadrant 2013-2018 with over 4,000 customers.
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Licensing and pricing modelsVery permissive Apache 2 License for Community Edition & commercial licenses are...
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Open Source and Commercial core based licensing.
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News

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24 April 2021

March 2021: What’s the Latest with ArangoDB?
26 March 2021

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