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DBMS > Impala vs. PostGIS vs. SAP Adaptive Server

System Properties Comparison Impala vs. PostGIS vs. SAP Adaptive Server

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NameImpala  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Adaptive Server infoformer name: Sybase ASE  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for HadoopSpatial extension of PostgreSQLThe SAP (Sybase) Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) is an enterprise-class RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS infowith Boeing's Spatial Query Server
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score17.82
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score29.20
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score42.76
Rank#25  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlpostgis.netwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-ase.html
Technical documentationdocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmlpostgis.net/­documentationhelp.sap.com/­viewer/­product/­SAP_ASE
DeveloperClouderaSAP, Sybase
Initial release201320051987
Current release4.1.0, June 20223.2.1, February 202216.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoGPL v2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++CC and C++
Server operating systemsLinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Unix
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC
C++
Cobol
Java
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceuser defined functionsJava and Transact-SQL
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyes infobased on PostgreSQLhorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryes infobased on PostgreSQLMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoquery execution via MapReducenono
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 datanoACIDACID
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberosyes infobased on PostgreSQLfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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