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DBMS > HarperDB vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

System Properties Comparison HarperDB vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameHarperDB  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed database focused on speed and ease of use. It has an intuitive REST API, and supports NoSQL and SQL including joins. HarperDB leverages standard interfaces, and users can be up and running in minutes.A containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalabilityRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.77
Rank#198  Overall
#31  Document stores
Score1.72
Rank#131  Overall
#21  Document stores
#23  Key-value stores
#2  Object oriented DBMS
#65  Relational DBMS
Score5.68
Rank#65  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Websiteharperdb.iowww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-iriswww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationharperdb.io/­developers/­documentation/­overviewdocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clshelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperHarperDBInterSystemsSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release201720181992
Current release3.1, August 20212021.1, June 202117, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availablecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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HarperDB Cloud: Get To Market Faster, For Less Money Using Our Built-in API.
Implementation languageNode.js
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
AIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemedynamic schemadepending on used data modelyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoJSON data typesyesyes
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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like data manipulation statementsyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
React Hooks
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
WebSocket
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
ColdFusion
D
Dart
Delphi
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
MatLab
Objective C
Perl
PHP
PowerShell
Prolog
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Swift
.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresCustom Functions infosince release 3.1yesyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesA table resides as a whole on one (or more) nodes in a clusterShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infothe nodes on which a table resides can be definedSource-replica replicationSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of specific operationsACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes, using LMDByesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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HarperDBInterSystems IRISSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere
Specific characteristicsHarperDB is the first distributed database with hybrid SQL & NoSQL functionality...
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Competitive advantagesBy combining the functionality of the best SQL, NoSQL, and NewSQL products on the...
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Typical application scenariosUse cases where HarperDB is a better fit than other solutions include: Rapid app...
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Key customersA few highlighted customers include: US Army, US Airforce, Chelan PUD, TATA, & Lumen....
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Market metrics6,800 + npm downloads 1,600 + on Docker Hub 2,600 + cloud & local signups
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Licensing and pricing modelsHarperDB follows a freemium/premium model . A database is only as powerful as it...
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