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DBMS > BigObject vs. SAP IQ vs. TerminusDB

System Properties Comparison BigObject vs. SAP IQ vs. TerminusDB

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesColumnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analyticsScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedRelational DBMS infocolumn-orientedGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.20
Rank#330  Overall
#145  Relational DBMS
Score3.96
Rank#93  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
Score0.30
Rank#305  Overall
#26  Graph DBMS
Websitebigobject.iowww.sap.com/­products/­technology-platform/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.htmlterminusdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iohelp.sap.com/­docs/­SAP_IQterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.SAP, formerly SybaseDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release201519942018
Current release16.1 SPS04, April 201911.0.0, January 2023
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageProlog, Rust
Server operating systemsLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuayesyes
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ MultiplexerGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSAP/Sybase Replication ServerJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoHadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory journaling
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardRole-based access control

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