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DBMS > IBM Cloudant vs. OpenEdge vs. SAP Adaptive Server

System Properties Comparison IBM Cloudant vs. OpenEdge vs. SAP Adaptive Server

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NameIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonOpenEdge  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Adaptive Server infoformer name: Sybase ASE  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBApplication development environment with integrated database management systemThe SAP (Sybase) Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) is an enterprise-class RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith Boeing's Spatial Query Server
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.21
Rank#92  Overall
#18  Document stores
Score4.50
Rank#88  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score43.58
Rank#25  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantwww.progress.com/­openedgewww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-ase.html
Technical documentationcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantdocumentation.progress.com/­output/­ua/­OpenEdge_latesthelp.sap.com/­viewer/­product/­SAP_ASE
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Progress Software CorporationSAP, Sybase
Initial release201019841987
Current releaseOpenEdge 12.2, March 202016.0
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageErlangC and C++
Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infoclose to SQL 92yes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Progress proprietary ABL (Advanced Business Language)C
C++
Cobol
Java
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptyesJava and Transact-SQL
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning infosince Version 11.4horizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possibleACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingyesyes
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseUsers and groupsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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