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DBMS > GigaSpaces vs. SAP HANA vs. SAP IQ

System Properties Comparison GigaSpaces vs. SAP HANA vs. SAP IQ

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NameGigaSpaces  Xexclude from comparisonSAP HANA  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance in-memory data grid platform, powering three products: Smart Cache, Smart ODS (Operational Data Store), Smart Augmented TransactionsIn-memory, column based data store. Available as appliance or cloud serviceColumnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analytics
Primary database modelDocument store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn-oriented
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
Search engine
Document store
Graph DBMS infowith SAP Hana, Enterprise Edition
Spatial DBMS
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Score0.97
Rank#192  Overall
#32  Document stores
#6  Object oriented DBMS
Score44.69
Rank#22  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Score2.75
Rank#104  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.gigaspaces.comwww.sap.com/­products/­hana.htmlwww.sap.com/­products/­technology-platform/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.html
Technical documentationdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmlhelp.sap.com/­hanahelp.sap.com/­docs/­SAP_IQ
DeveloperGigaspaces TechnologiesSAPSAP, formerly Sybase
Initial release200020101994
Current release15.5, September 20202.0 SPS07 (April 4, 2023), April 202316.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availablecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono infoalso available as a cloud based serviceno
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Implementation languageJava, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Appliance or cloud-serviceAIX
HP-UX
Linux
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.no infoXML can be used for describing objects metadatanono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-99 for query and DML statementsyesyes
APIs and other access methodsGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesSQLScript, Ryes
Triggersyes, event driven architectureyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexer
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
yesSAP/Sybase Replication Server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsnoHadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANYImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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