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DBMS > EDB Postgres vs. HyperSQL vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

System Properties Comparison EDB Postgres vs. HyperSQL vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameEDB Postgres  Xexclude from comparisonHyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDB  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.Multithreaded, transactional RDBMS written in Java infoalso known as HSQLDBRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.18
Rank#122  Overall
#59  Relational DBMS
Score3.90
Rank#85  Overall
#46  Relational DBMS
Score4.57
Rank#78  Overall
#43  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.enterprisedb.comhsqldb.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­technology-platform/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationwww.enterprisedb.com/­docshsqldb.org/­web/­hsqlDocsFrame.htmlhelp.sap.com/­docs/­SAP_SQL_Anywhere
DeveloperEnterpriseDBSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release200520011992
Current release14, December 20212.7.2, June 202317, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentsOpen Source infobased on BSD licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCJava
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
All OS with a Java VM infoEmbedded (into Java applications) and Client-Server operating modesAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard with numerous extensionsyesyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
HTTP API infoJDBC via HTTP
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Java
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.Java, SQLyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationnoneSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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EDB PostgresHyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDBSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere
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