DB-EnginesExtremeDB: the first and only COTS deterministic embedded database management system for mission- and safety-critical hard real-time applicationsEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > EDB Postgres vs. Elasticsearch vs. InfinityDB vs. Riak KV vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

System Properties Comparison EDB Postgres vs. Elasticsearch vs. InfinityDB vs. Riak KV vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameEDB Postgres  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonInfinityDB  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  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 metricA Java embedded Key-Value Store which extends the Java Map interfaceDistributed, fault tolerant key-value storeRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engineKey-value storeKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.26
Rank#115  Overall
#57  Relational DBMS
Score157.72
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score0.04
Rank#325  Overall
#50  Key-value stores
Score6.50
Rank#60  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
Score5.53
Rank#70  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.enterprisedb.comwww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchboilerbay.comriak.com/­products/­riak-kvwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationwww.enterprisedb.com/­edb-docswww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlboilerbay.com/­infinitydb/­manualhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperEnterpriseDBElasticBoiler Bay Inc.Basho TechnologiesSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release20052010200220091992
Current releaseV13, October 20207.8.0, June 20204.02.1.0, April 201517, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentsOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic LicensecommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editioncommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageCJavaJavaErlang
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
All OS with a Java VMAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyes infonested virtual Java Maps, multi-value, logical ‘tuple space’ runtime Schema upgradeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoall Java primitives, Date, CLOB, BLOB, huge sparse arraysnoyes
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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityrestrictedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard with numerous extensionsSQL-like query languagenonoyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Access via java.util.concurrent.ConcurrentNavigableMap Interface
Proprietary API to InfinityDB ItemSpace (boilerbay.com/­docs/­ItemSpaceDataStructures.htm)
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaC infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yesnoJavaScript and Erlangyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersyesyes infoby using the 'percolation' featurenoyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangeShardingnoneSharding infono "single point of failure"none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyesnoneselectable replication factorSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoES-Hadoop Connectornoyesno
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, allImmediate Consistency infoREAD-COMMITTED or SERIALIZEDEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityno infolinks between data sets can be storedyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID infoOptimistic locking for transactions; no isolation for bulk loadsnoACID
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 integrationnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnonofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
EDB PostgresElasticsearchInfinityDBRiak KVSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere
Specific characteristicsPostgreSQL with added Security, Performance, DBA, Developer, and Oracle compatibile...
» more
Competitive advantagesComplete Postgres platform with enterprise-class Postgres, Management, Integration,...
» more
Typical application scenariosNew applications for transactional, reporting and mixed workloads that need to integrate...
» more
Key customersMasterCard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Ericsson, AT&T, Alibaba, Korea Telecom and...
» more
Market metricsListed in Gartner Magic Quadrant 2013-2018 with over 4,000 customers.
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source and Commercial core based licensing.
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
EDB PostgresElasticsearchInfinityDBRiak KVSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere
DB-Engines blog posts

PostgreSQL is the DBMS of the Year 2017
2 January 2018, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

Elasticsearch moved into the top 10 most popular database management systems
3 July 2017, Matthias Gelbmann

MySQL, PostgreSQL and Redis are the winners of the March ranking
2 March 2016, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

EDB Announces General Availability of BigAnimal, PostgreSQL Database in the Cloud
2 November 2021, Business Wire

Postgres Build 2021 Conference to Feature Leading PostgreSQL Experts
18 November 2021, Business Wire

EDB turns up the heat on PostgreSQL to fire up enterprise database market
21 June 2021, SiliconANGLE News

Storage news ticker – November 4 – Blocks and Files
4 November 2021, Blocks and Files

Move Over To PostgreSQL With Babelfish and MangoDB
16 November 2021, iProgrammer

provided by Google News

Elastic keeps ticking
15 November 2021, InfoWorld

Elastic CEO predicts "observability and security are going to merge together"
1 December 2021, ZDNet

Syncing Hyperledger Fabric StateDB (CouchDB) to Elasticsearch - Latest Digital Transformation Trends | Cloud News
4 November 2021, Wire19

Why Elastic Shares Gained 16% in October
8 November 2021, Motley Fool

Elastic to Present at the Barclays Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications Conference
1 December 2021, Joplin Globe

provided by Google News

Is Riak A Good NoSQL Database Option?
1 July 2019, Analytics India Magazine

Riak NoSQL Database: Use Cases and Best Practices
23 December 2011, InfoQ.com

Basho, Maker of Riak NoSQL Database, Raises $25M
13 January 2015, Data Center Knowledge

Basho's database downfall highlights danger of bringing too-niche tech to market
10 July 2018, TechRepublic

Basho open-sources its Riak TS database for the Internet Of Things
5 May 2016, TechCrunch

provided by Google News

SAP SQL Anywhere
3 April 2018, TechTarget

SAP gives SQL Anywhere a new IoT injection
16 July 2015, Computerworld

Rimini Streets adds support for open source databases -
3 September 2021, Enterprise Times

Top Data Management Platforms & Systems 2021 | ESF
22 July 2021, Enterprise Storage Forum

Rimini Street to offer database, security services
7 June 2017, ZDNet

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

SQA Manager
UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), Lowell, MA

Systems Administrator - Linux
ATCC, Manassas, VA

Senior PostgreSQL Application DBA
eSystems Inc., Linthicum, MD

Jr. Java/Angular CLI Full Stack Software Developer
Guidehouse, Washington, DC

Database Administrator
Varen Technologies, Bethesda, MD

Elasticsearch Architect (Fully Remote)
Bigbear.ai, Columbia, MD

ElasticSearch Developer
ArthurPaige, Fort Meade, MD

ElasticSearch Administrator
AMCHES, INC, Annapolis Junction, MD

Software Engineer, Senior
Booz Allen Hamilton, Rome, NY

SOC Analyst
Zimperium, Remote

Software Engineer
Infor, Remote

DevOps Engineer
HealthVerity, Remote

Site Reliability Engineer
IronNet, Remote

Cloud Support Engineer I - Databases
Amazon Web Services, Inc., Jersey City, NJ

Principal Architect
Knoldus, United States

Junior Server and Network Technician
Association For Energy Affordability, Inc., Bronx, NY

jobs by Indeed



Share this page

Featured Products

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 80GB free.

Couchbase logo

The modern database for enterprise applications. Build fast. Scale Big. Save more.
Get started today.

Neo4j logo

See for yourself how a graph database can make your life easier.
Use Neo4j online for free.

Present your product here