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DBMS > FatDB vs. Microsoft Azure Search vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

System Properties Comparison FatDB vs. Microsoft Azure Search vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameFatDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
FatDB/FatCloud has ceased operations as a company with February 2014. FatDB is discontinued and excluded from the ranking.
DescriptionA .NET NoSQL DBMS that can integrate with and extend SQL Server.Search-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Search engineRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.70
Rank#56  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score6.79
Rank#54  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperFatCloudMicrosoftSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release201220151992
Current releaseV117, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC#
Server operating systemsWindowshostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLno infoVia inetgration in SQL Servernoyes
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
LINQ
RESTful HTTP API
RPC
Windows WCF Bindings
RESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#.Net
C#
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infovia applicationsnoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersyes infovia applicationsnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoCan implement custom security layer via applicationsyes infousing Azure authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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