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System Properties Comparison EDB Postgres vs. Elasticsearch vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. TerminusDB

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NameEDB Postgres  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  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 environmentsScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engineRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Spatial DBMS
Document store
RDF store
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Score2.70
Rank#110  Overall
#55  Relational DBMS
Score159.09
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score5.77
Rank#68  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Score0.24
Rank#278  Overall
#24  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.enterprisedb.comwww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlterminusdb.com
Technical documentationwww.enterprisedb.com/­edb-docswww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhereterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
DeveloperEnterpriseDBElasticSAP infoformerly SybaseDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release2005201019922018
Current releaseV13, October 20207.8.0, June 202017, July 201510.0.3, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentsOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic LicensecommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCJavaProlog, Rust
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
All OS with a Java VMAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard with numerous extensionsSQL-like query languageyesSQL-like query language (WOQL)
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
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
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
JavaScript
Python
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 Perlyes
Triggersyesyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangeShardingnoneGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyesSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroringJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoES-Hadoop Connectornono
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoin-memory journaling
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noMemcached and Redis integrationyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardRole-based access control
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EDB PostgresElasticsearchSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server AnywhereTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist
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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