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DBMS > Hypertable vs. IRONdb vs. MaxDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

System Properties Comparison Hypertable vs. IRONdb vs. MaxDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameHypertable  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-D  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
Hypertable has stopped its further development with March 2016 and is removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionAn open source BigTable implementation based on distributed file systems such as HadoopA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityA robust and reliable RDBMS optimized to run all major SAP solutionsRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelWide column storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score4.06
Rank#87  Overall
#46  Relational DBMS
Score5.61
Rank#72  Overall
#40  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasemaxdb.sap.comwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationdocs.circonus.com/­irondbmaxdb.sap.com/­documentationhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperHypertable Inc.Circonus LLC.SAP, acquired from Software AG (Adabas-D) in 1997SAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release2009201719841992
Current release0.9.8.11, March 2016V0.10.20, January 20187.9.10 (January 2020), 202017, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license availablecommercialcommercial infoLimited community edition freecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++C and C++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
LinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyesyes
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 indexesrestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scansnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)yesyes
APIs and other access methodsC++ API
Thrift
HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
WebDAV
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
C#
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, in Luayesyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersnonoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor on file system levelconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awareSource-replica replicationSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACIDACID
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.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnonofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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