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DBMS > EDB Postgres vs. GraphDB vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. SAP Advantage Database Server vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

System Properties Comparison EDB Postgres vs. GraphDB vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. SAP Advantage Database Server vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameEDB Postgres  Xexclude from comparisonGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADS  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.Enterprise-ready RDF and graph database with efficient reasoning, cluster and external index synchronization support. It supports also SQL JDBC access to Knowledge Graph and GraphQL over SPARQL.A Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsLow-cost RDBMS with access to ISAM and FoxPro data structuresRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
RDF store
Wide column storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
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Score2.70
Rank#110  Overall
#55  Relational DBMS
Score2.83
Rank#107  Overall
#6  Graph DBMS
#3  RDF stores
Score5.69
Rank#69  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score3.87
Rank#89  Overall
#46  Relational DBMS
Score5.77
Rank#68  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.enterprisedb.comwww.ontotext.comazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tableswww.sap.com/­products/­advantage-database-server.htmlwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationwww.enterprisedb.com/­edb-docsgraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentationhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperEnterpriseDBOntotextMicrosoftSybase, SAPSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release20052000201219931992
Current releaseV13, October 20209.8, June 202117, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentscommercial infoSome plugins of GraphDB Workbench are open sourcedcommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesnono
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Implementation languageCJava
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
All OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
Windows
hostedLinux
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support; RDF shapesschema-freeyesyes
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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesyesyes, supports real-time synchronization and indexing in SOLR/Elastic search/Lucene and GeoSPARQL geometry data indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard with numerous extensionsstored SPARQL accessed as SQL using Apache Calcite through JDBC/ODBCnoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
GeoSPARQL
GraphQL
GraphQL Federation
Java API
JDBC
RDF4J API
RDFS
RIO
Sail API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL 1.1
RESTful HTTP API.NET Client API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
.Net
C#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Delphi
Perl
PHP
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.well-defined plugin interfaces; JavaScript server-side extensibilitynoyesyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersyesnonoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangenoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationMulti-source replicationyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.Multi-source replication infoCONFLICT Trigger to resolve replication conflicts
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency, Eventual consistency (configurable in cluster mode per master or individual client request)Immediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoConstraint checkingnoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDoptimistic lockingACIDACID
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 configuredyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardDefault Basic authentication through RDF4J client, or via Java when run with cURL, default token-based in the Workbench or via Rest API, optional access through OpenID or Kerberos single sign-on.Access rights based on private key authentication or shared access signaturesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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EDB PostgresGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIMMicrosoft Azure Table StorageSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADSSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere
Specific characteristicsPostgreSQL with added Security, Performance, DBA, Developer, and Oracle compatibile...
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GraphDB Enterprise is a high-performance semantic repository created by Ontotext....
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Competitive advantagesComplete Postgres platform with enterprise-class Postgres, Management, Integration,...
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GraphDB allows you to link text and data in big knowledge graphs. It’s easy to experiment...
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Typical application scenariosNew applications for transactional, reporting and mixed workloads that need to integrate...
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Metadata enrichment and management, linked open data publishing, semantic inferencing...
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Key customersMasterCard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Ericsson, AT&T, Alibaba, Korea Telecom and...
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BBC, Press Association, Financial Times, DK, Euromoney, The British Museum, Getty...
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Market metricsListed in Gartner Magic Quadrant 2013-2018 with over 4,000 customers.
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GraphDB is the most utilized semantic triplestore for mission-critical enterprise...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source and Commercial core based licensing.
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GraphDB-Free is free to use. SE and Enterprise are licensed per CPU-Core used. Perpetual...
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