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System Properties Comparison Cloudant vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. XAP

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NameCloudant  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonXAP  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsHigh performant in-memory data grid for mission critical applications. Insight Edge from the same company extends XAP for AI/ML support, BI and other interfaces
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsObject oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.85
Rank#82  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score6.60
Rank#53  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Score0.92
Rank#166  Overall
#25  Document stores
#30  Key-value stores
Websitecloudant.comwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.gigaspaces.com/­products/­xap
Technical documentationdocs.cloudant.comhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014SAP infoformerly SybaseGigaspaces Technologies
Initial release201019922000
Current release17, July 201514.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageErlangJava, C++, .Net
Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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.noyesno infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSQL-like query language and DML statements
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
GigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlyes
Triggersyesyesyes infoEvent Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding infoHash based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
Master-slave replication infoDatabase mirroringMaster-master replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Master-slave replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possibleACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingyesyes
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 controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardRole-based access control

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