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DBMS > IBM Cloudant vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. SAP Advantage Database Server vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

System Properties Comparison IBM Cloudant vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. SAP Advantage Database Server vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADS  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsLow-cost RDBMS with access to ISAM and FoxPro data structuresRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelDocument storeWide column storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.76
Rank#87  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score5.42
Rank#72  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score4.00
Rank#84  Overall
#46  Relational DBMS
Score5.66
Rank#69  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tableswww.sap.com/­products/­advantage-database-server.htmlwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudanthelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014MicrosoftSybase, SAPSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release2010201219931992
Current release17, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageErlang
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes
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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIRESTful HTTP API.NET Client API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Delphi
Perl
PHP
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptnoyesyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersyesnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.Multi-source replication infoCONFLICT Trigger to resolve replication conflicts
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possibleoptimistic lockingACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingyesyesyes
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.nonono infocaching of (temporary) tables can be configuredyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signaturesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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