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DBMS > Google Cloud Bigtable vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. VelocityDB

System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Bigtable vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. VelocityDB

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NameGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonVelocityDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGoogle's NoSQL Big Data database service. It's the same database that powers many core Google services, including Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail.RDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsA .NET Object Database that can be embedded/distributed and extended to a graph data model (VelocityGraph)
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
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Score2.27
Rank#108  Overall
#7  Wide column stores
Score5.75
Rank#57  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score0.07
Rank#298  Overall
#28  Graph DBMS
#15  Object oriented DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­bigtablewww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlvelocitydb.com
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docshelp.sap.com/­sql-anywherevelocitydb.com/­UserGuide
DeveloperGoogleSAP infoformerly SybaseVelocityDB Inc
Initial release201519922011
Current release17, July 20157.x
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC#
Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Any that supports .NET
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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 indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
.Net
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlno
TriggersnoyesCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zonesMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsACIDACID
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.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardBased on Windows Authentication

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