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System Properties Comparison Interbase vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. TiDB vs. TimescaleDB

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NameInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonTiDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsTiDB is an open source distributed Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) database that supports MySQL and Spark SQL syntaxes.A time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.55
Rank#53  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score5.75
Rank#57  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score1.73
Rank#125  Overall
#61  Relational DBMS
Score1.88
Rank#121  Overall
#8  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlpingcap.comwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasehelp.sap.com/­sql-anywherepingcap.com/­docsdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperEmbarcaderoSAP infoformerly SybasePingCAP, Inc.Timescale
Initial release1984199220162017
Current releaseInterBase 2017, March 201717, July 20153.0.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageCGo, RustC
Server operating systemsAndroid
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
LinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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.no infoexport as XML data possibleyesnoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyesyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlnouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyesyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonehorizontal partitioning (by key range)yes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInterbase Change ViewsMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroringUsing Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.Master-slave replication with hot standby and reads on slaves info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infowith TiSpark Connectorno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno infocurrently only supported in syntaxyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyesyesyes
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.yesyesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept. No user groups or roles.fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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InterbaseSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server AnywhereTiDBTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsTiDB is an open source distributed scalable hybrid transactional and analytical processing...
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TimescaleDB is the first open-source time-series database that combines the reliability,...
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Competitive advantagesIn the current database landscape, infrastructure engineers often have to use one...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosTiDB is designed to support both OLTP and OLAP scenarios. You can use TiDB , the...
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IoT, Industrial Machine, and Sensor Data Various industrial IoT use cases across...
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Key customersBank of Beijing (Banking) Mobike (Ridesharing) Toutiao (Media) Ele.me (Catering)...
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Altair Engineering Inc., Bloomberg, Comcast, Cray, Cree, DNSFilter, Laika, LaunchDarkly,...
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Market metricsInfoWorld’s 2018 Best of Open Source Software Award winners 15000+ stars on GitHub...
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1.8 million+ downloads, 7,500+ Github stars
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source Apache 2.0 with either commercial licensing or fully-hosted DB-as-a-service...
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Apache 2 and Timescale License (TSL); Product matrix here ; information on pricing...
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