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DBMS > HyperSQL vs. InfinityDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

System Properties Comparison HyperSQL vs. InfinityDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameHyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDB  Xexclude from comparisonInfinityDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMultithreaded, transactional RDBMS written in Java infoalso known as HSQLDBA Java embedded Key-Value Store which extends the Java Map interfaceRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
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Score4.60
Rank#76  Overall
#43  Relational DBMS
Score0.03
Rank#338  Overall
#52  Key-value stores
Score5.68
Rank#65  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Websitehsqldb.orgboilerbay.comwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationhsqldb.org/­web/­hsqlDocsFrame.htmlboilerbay.com/­infinitydb/­manualhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperBoiler Bay Inc.SAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release200120021992
Current release2.6.0, March 20214.017, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infobased on BSD licensecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM infoEmbedded (into Java applications) and Client-Server operating modesAll OS with a Java VMAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes infonested virtual Java Maps, multi-value, logical ‘tuple space’ runtime Schema upgradeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoall Java primitives, Date, CLOB, BLOB, huge sparse arraysyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infoJDBC via HTTP
JDBC
ODBC
Access via java.util.concurrent.ConcurrentNavigableMap Interface
Proprietary API to InfinityDB ItemSpace (boilerbay.com/­docs/­ItemSpaceDataStructures.htm)
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Java
JavaC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava, SQLnoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneSource-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 Consistency infoREAD-COMMITTED or SERIALIZEDImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoOptimistic locking for transactions; no isolation for bulk loadsACID
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.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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