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DBMS > GBase vs. Heroic vs. Informix vs. SAP Advantage Database Server

System Properties Comparison GBase vs. Heroic vs. Informix vs. SAP Advantage Database Server

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NameGBase  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonInformix  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn analytical database for business intelligence with large customers in China.Time Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearchA secure embeddable database from IBM, positioned besides IBM Db2 as a relatively low-cost product optimized for OLTP and Internet of Things dataLow-cost RDBMS with access to ISAM and FoxPro data structures
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS infowith Informix TimeSeries Extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.11
Rank#166  Overall
#82  Relational DBMS
Score0.04
Rank#323  Overall
#29  Time Series DBMS
Score23.84
Rank#33  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score3.99
Rank#85  Overall
#46  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.gbase8a.comspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexwww.ibm.com/­products/­informixwww.sap.com/­products/­advantage-database-server.html
Technical documentationspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
DeveloperSpotifyIBM, HCL Technologies infoEffective May 1st, 2017, HCL took on development, technical support, and product management teams, and works jointly with IBM on product strategy, marketing, and sales.Sybase, SAP
Initial release201419841993
Current releaseGBase 8a14.10.FC5, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC, C++ and Java
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyes infovia Elasticsearchyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsHQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
JDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
.NET Client API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Delphi
Perl
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyes
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication infoCONFLICT Trigger to resolve replication conflicts
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
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.noyesno infocaching of (temporary) tables can be configured
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controlsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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