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DBMS > EXASOL vs. FatDB vs. GridGain vs. SAP IQ

System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. FatDB vs. GridGain vs. SAP IQ

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonFatDB  Xexclude from comparisonGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparison
FatDB/FatCloud has ceased operations as a company with February 2014. FatDB is discontinued and excluded from the ranking.
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.A .NET NoSQL DBMS that can integrate with and extend SQL Server.GridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache IgniteColumnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analytics
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS infocolumn-oriented
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.40
Rank#88  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score2.27
Rank#113  Overall
#23  Key-value stores
#55  Relational DBMS
Score5.27
Rank#70  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.gridgain.comwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.html
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourceswww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latesthelp.sap.com/­iq
DeveloperExasolFatCloudGridGain Systems, Inc.SAP, formerly Sybase
Initial release2000201220071994
Current releaseGridGain 8.5.116.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC#Java, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsWindowsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesno infoVia inetgration in SQL ServerANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLyes
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
.NET Client API
LINQ
RESTful HTTP API
RPC
Windows WCF Bindings
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
C#C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes infovia applicationsyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)yes
Triggersyesyes infovia applicationsyes (cache interceptors and events)yes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexer
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryes (replicated cache)SAP/Sybase Replication Server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationyesyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)Hadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardno infoCan implement custom security layer via applicationsSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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