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DBMS > Google Search Appliance vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. VelocityDB

System Properties Comparison Google Search Appliance vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. VelocityDB

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NameGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonVelocityDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionThe Google Search Appliance consists of hardware and software for indexing documents in local networks.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 modelSearch engineRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.77
Rank#90  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score5.75
Rank#57  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score0.07
Rank#298  Overall
#28  Graph DBMS
#15  Object oriented DBMS
Websiteenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.htmlwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlvelocitydb.com
Technical documentationsupport.google.com/­gsahelp.sap.com/­sql-anywherevelocitydb.com/­UserGuide
DeveloperGoogleSAP infoformerly SybaseVelocityDB Inc
Initial release200219922011
Current release17, July 20157.x
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC#
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Any that supports .NET
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsAdministrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
.Net
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlno
TriggersyesCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
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 controlUser authentication via various security protocolsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardBased on Windows Authentication

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