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DBMS > Drizzle vs. EDB Postgres vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. IRONdb vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

System Properties Comparison Drizzle vs. EDB Postgres vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. IRONdb vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonEDB Postgres  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
Drizzle has published its last release in September 2012. The open-source project is discontinued and Drizzle is excluded from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionMySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.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.A containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalabilityA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.70
Rank#110  Overall
#55  Relational DBMS
Score2.06
Rank#121  Overall
#21  Document stores
#23  Key-value stores
#2  Object oriented DBMS
#60  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#353  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score5.77
Rank#68  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.enterprisedb.comwww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-iriswww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasewww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationwww.enterprisedb.com/­edb-docsdocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clsdocs.circonus.com/­irondbhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerEnterpriseDBInterSystemsCirconus LLC.SAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release20082005201820171992
Current release7.2.4, September 2012V13, October 20202021.1, June 2021V0.10.20, January 201817, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGNU GPLcommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentscommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageC++CC and C++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Linux
Windows
AIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
LinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesdepending on used data modelschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyes
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.yesnoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsyes infostandard with numerous extensionsyesSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsJDBCADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP APIADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
PHP
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yesyes, in Luayes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.yesyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangeShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replicationSource-replica replicationconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awareSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyesnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
DrizzleEDB PostgresInterSystems IRISIRONdbSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere
Specific characteristicsPostgreSQL with added Security, Performance, DBA, Developer, and Oracle compatibile...
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Competitive advantagesComplete Postgres platform with enterprise-class Postgres, Management, Integration,...
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Typical application scenariosNew applications for transactional, reporting and mixed workloads that need to integrate...
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Key customersMasterCard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Ericsson, AT&T, Alibaba, Korea Telecom and...
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Market metricsListed in Gartner Magic Quadrant 2013-2018 with over 4,000 customers.
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source and Commercial core based licensing.
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