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System Properties Comparison EDB Postgres vs. Elasticsearch vs. GeoMesa vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. TerarkDB

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NameEDB Postgres  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionThe 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 distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricGeoMesa is a distributed spatio-temporal DBMS based on various systems as storage layer.RDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engineSpatial DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.70
Rank#110  Overall
#55  Relational DBMS
Score159.09
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score0.78
Rank#199  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Score5.77
Rank#68  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Score0.01
Rank#344  Overall
#54  Key-value stores
Websitewww.enterprisedb.comwww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchwww.geomesa.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationwww.enterprisedb.com/­edb-docswww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmlhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheregithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperEnterpriseDBElasticCCRi and othersSAP infoformerly SybaseTerark
Initial release20052010201419922016
Current releaseV13, October 20207.8.0, June 20203.1.1, January 202117, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentsOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic LicenseOpen Source infoApache License 2.0commercialcommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageCJavaScalaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
All OS with a Java VMAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesno
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard with numerous extensionsSQL-like query languagenoyesno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yesnoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlno
Triggersyesyes infoby using the 'percolation' featurenoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangeShardingdepending on storage layernonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyesdepending on storage layerSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroringnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoES-Hadoop Connectoryesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, alldepending on storage layerImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnonoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyesyesyes
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.noMemcached and Redis integrationdepending on storage layeryesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storagefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
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EDB PostgresElasticsearchGeoMesaSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server AnywhereTerarkDB
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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