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

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NameEDB Postgres  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparisonYugabyteDB  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 metricRDBMS 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 MongoDBHigh-performance distributed SQL database for global, internet-scale applications. Wire and feature compatible with PostgreSQL.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engineRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Wide column store
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
Score5.53
Rank#70  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Score0.01
Rank#344  Overall
#54  Key-value stores
Score1.84
Rank#128  Overall
#63  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.enterprisedb.comwww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdbwww.yugabyte.com
Technical documentationwww.enterprisedb.com/­edb-docswww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheregithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wikidocs.yugabyte.com
github.com/­yugabyte/­yugabyte-db
DeveloperEnterpriseDBElasticSAP infoformerly SybaseTerarkYugabyte Inc.
Initial release20052010199220162017
Current releaseV13, October 20207.8.0, June 202017, July 20152.6, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentsOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic Licensecommercialcommercial inforestricted open source version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageCJavaC++C and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
All OS with a Java VMAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Data schemeyesschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyesschema-freedepending on used data model
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesnoyes
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.noyesnono
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard with numerous extensionsSQL-like query languageyesnoyes, PostgreSQL compatible
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
JDBC
YCQL, an SQL-based flexible-schema API with its roots in Cassandra Query Language
YSQL - a fully relational SQL API that is wire compatible with the SQL language in PostgreSQL
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
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yesyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlnoyes infosql, plpgsql, C
Triggersyesyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangeShardingnonenoneHash and Range Sharding, row-level geo-partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyesSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroringnoneBased on Raft distributed consensus protocol, minimum 3 replicas for continuous availability
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoES-Hadoop Connectornonono
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 ConsistencyStrong consistency on writes and tunable consistency on reads
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDnoDistributed ACID with Serializable & Snapshot Isolation. Inspired by Google Spanner architecture.
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes infobased on RocksDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noMemcached and Redis integrationyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoyes
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EDB PostgresElasticsearchSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server AnywhereTerarkDBYugabyteDB
Specific characteristicsPostgreSQL with added Security, Performance, DBA, Developer, and Oracle compatibile...
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YugabyteDB is an open source distributed SQL database for cloud native transactional...
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Competitive advantagesComplete Postgres platform with enterprise-class Postgres, Management, Integration,...
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PostgreSQL compatible: Get instantly productive with a PostgreSQL compatible RDBMS....
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Typical application scenariosNew applications for transactional, reporting and mixed workloads that need to integrate...
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Systems of record and engagement for cloud native applications that require resilience,...
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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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900,000+ lifetime clusters deployed 5.5K+ GitHub stars 4.3K+ YugabyteDB Community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source and Commercial core based licensing.
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Apache 2.0 license for the database
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