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DBMS > EDB Postgres vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. OpenEdge vs. SAP Advantage Database Server

System Properties Comparison EDB Postgres vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. OpenEdge vs. SAP Advantage Database Server

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NameEDB Postgres  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparisonOpenEdge  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADS  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.Cloud Firestore is an auto-scaling document database for storing, syncing, and querying data for mobile and web apps. It offers seamless integration with other Firebase and Google Cloud Platform products.Elastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL ServerApplication development environment with integrated database management systemLow-cost RDBMS with access to ISAM and FoxPro data structures
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.06
Rank#124  Overall
#60  Relational DBMS
Score9.32
Rank#52  Overall
#10  Document stores
Score20.66
Rank#36  Overall
#22  Relational DBMS
Score4.45
Rank#85  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score3.68
Rank#91  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.enterprisedb.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestoreazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analyticswww.progress.com/­openedgewww.sap.com/­products/­advantage-database-server.html
Technical documentationwww.enterprisedb.com/­edb-docsfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoredocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analyticsdocumentation.progress.com/­output/­ua/­OpenEdge_latest
DeveloperEnterpriseDBGoogleMicrosoftProgress Software CorporationSybase, SAP
Initial release20052017201619841993
Current release14, December 2021OpenEdge 12.2, March 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentscommercialcommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
hostedhostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard with numerous extensionsnoyesyes infoclose to SQL 92yes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Android
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
C#
Java
PHP
Progress proprietary ABL (Advanced Business Language)Delphi
Perl
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yes, Firebase Rules & Cloud FunctionsTransact SQLyesyes
Triggersyesyes, with Cloud Functionsnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangeShardingSharding, horizontal partitioninghorizontal partitioning infosince Version 11.4none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationMulti-source replicationyesSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication infoCONFLICT Trigger to resolve replication conflicts
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoUsing Cloud Dataflownonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraintsyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyesACIDACIDACID
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.nonono infocaching of (temporary) tables can be configured
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.yesUsers and groupsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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EDB PostgresGoogle Cloud FirestoreMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data WarehouseOpenEdgeSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADS
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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