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

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NameGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonVelocityDB  Xexclude from comparisonXAP  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)High performant in-memory data grid for mission critical applications. Insight Edge from the same company extends XAP for AI/ML support, BI and other interfaces
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
Document store
Key-value store infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsObject oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.81
Rank#91  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score5.79
Rank#56  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score0.07
Rank#292  Overall
#27  Graph DBMS
#15  Object oriented DBMS
Score0.80
Rank#167  Overall
#26  Document stores
#30  Key-value stores
Websiteenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.htmlwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlvelocitydb.comwww.gigaspaces.com/­products/­xap
Technical documentationsupport.google.com/­gsahelp.sap.com/­sql-anywherevelocitydb.com/­UserGuidedocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperGoogleSAP infoformerly SybaseVelocityDB IncGigaspaces Technologies
Initial release2002199220112000
Current release17, July 20157.x14.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC#Java, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Any that supports .NETLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
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.noyesnono infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesnoSQL-like query language and DML statements
APIs and other access methodsAdministrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
.NetGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlnoyes
TriggersyesCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes infoEvent Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneShardingSharding infoHash based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroringMaster-master replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Master-slave replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUser authentication via various security protocolsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardBased on Windows AuthenticationRole-based access control

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