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System Properties Comparison Ignite vs. Kdb+ vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameIgnite  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApache Ignite is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads, delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.High performance Time Series DBMSRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score7.09
Rank#60  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
#35  Relational DBMS
Score8.98
Rank#54  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score5.61
Rank#72  Overall
#40  Relational DBMS
Websiteignite.apache.orgkx.comwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationapacheignite.readme.io/­docscode.kx.comhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperApache Software FoundationKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release20152000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 20031992
Current releaseApache Ignite 2.63.6, May 201817, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++, Java, .Netq
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.yesyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'yes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLSQL-like query language (q)yes
APIs and other access methodsHDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)user defined functionsyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersyes (cache interceptors and events)yes infowith viewsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes (replicated cache)Source-replica replicationSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)no infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingno
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 dataACIDnoACID
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.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsrights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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