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System Properties Comparison Blueflood vs. GridDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameBlueflood  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on CassandraScalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.11
Rank#277  Overall
#21  Time Series DBMS
Score0.56
Rank#200  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score5.40
Rank#59  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Websiteblueflood.iogriddb.netwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationgithub.com/­rackerlabs/­blueflood/­wikigriddb.net/­en/­docs/­documents/­1-1_what-is-griddb.phphelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperRackspaceToshiba CorporationSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release201320131992
Current release4.2, June 201917, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
LinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemepredefined schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampyes
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 SQLnoSQL92 (advanced edition only), SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)yes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP RESTProprietary protocolADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infobased on CassandraShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infobased on CassandraMaster-slave replicationMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containersImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID at container levelACID
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.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users can be defined per databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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BluefloodGridDBSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere
Specific characteristicsGridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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Competitive advantages1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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Typical application scenariosFactory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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Key customersDenso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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Market metricsGitHub trending repository
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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