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DBMS > Datomic vs. IRONdb vs. NSDb vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

System Properties Comparison Datomic vs. IRONdb vs. NSDb vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityScalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of KubernetesRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.82
Rank#127  Overall
#62  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#353  Overall
#34  Time Series DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#350  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score5.68
Rank#65  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.datomic.comwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasensdb.iowww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationdocs.datomic.comdocs.circonus.com/­irondbnsdb.io/­Architecturehelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperCognitectCirconus LLC.SAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release2012201720171992
Current release0.9.5951, July 2019V0.10.20, January 201817, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infolimited edition freecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJava, ClojureC and C++Java, Scala
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinuxLinux
macOS
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyes: int, bigint, decimal, stringyes
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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesyesnoall fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)SQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIHTTP APIgRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesClojure
Java
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Java
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoTransaction Functionsyes, in Luanoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
TriggersBy using transaction functionsnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersAutomatic, metric affinity per nodeShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awareSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yesUsing Apache Luceneyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes inforecommended only for testing and developmentnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnonofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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