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System Properties Comparison GridGain vs. MySQL vs. SAP SQL Anywhere
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|Name||GridGain Xexclude from comparison||MySQL Xexclude from comparison||SAP SQL Anywhere formerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||GridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache Ignite||Widely used open source RDBMS||RDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments|
|Primary database model||Key-value store|
|Relational DBMS Key/Value like access via memcached API||Relational DBMS|
|Secondary database models||Document store|
|Developer||GridGain Systems, Inc.||Oracle since 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun||SAP formerly Sybase|
|Current release||GridGain 8.5.1||8.0.18, October 2019||17, July 2015|
|License Commercial or Open Source||commercial||Open Source GPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available||commercial|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no||no|
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|Implementation language||Java, C++, .Net||C and C++|
|Server operating systems||Linux|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes||yes||yes|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||yes||yes||yes|
|SQL Support of SQL||ANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDL||yes with proprietary extensions||yes|
|APIs and other access methods||HDFS API|
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary native API
|Supported programming languages||C#|
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||yes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)||yes proprietary syntax||yes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl|
|Triggers||yes (cache interceptors and events)||yes||yes|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||Sharding||horizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric||none|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||yes (replicated cache)||Master-master replication|
|Master-slave replication Database mirroring|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||yes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)||no||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Immediate Consistency||Immediate Consistency||Immediate Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||no||yes not for MyISAM storage engine||yes|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||ACID||ACID not for MyISAM storage engine||ACID|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes table locks or row locks depending on storage engine||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||yes||yes||yes|
|User concepts Access control||Security Hooks for custom implementations||Users with fine-grained authorization concept no user groups or roles||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard|
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