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System Properties Comparison MaxDB vs. SAP HANA

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NameMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-D  Xexclude from comparisonSAP HANA  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA robust and reliable RDBMS optimized to run all major SAP solutionsIn-memory, column based data store. Available as appliance or cloud service
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith SAP Hana, Enterprise Edition
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Score3.78
Rank#76  Overall
#39  Relational DBMS
Score55.11
Rank#20  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Websitemaxdb.sap.comwww.sap.com/­products/­hana.html
Technical documentationmaxdb.sap.com/­documentationhelp.sap.com/­hana
DeveloperSAP, acquired from Software AG (Adabas-D) in 1997SAP
Initial release19842010
Current release7.9.09 (July 2018), 20182.0 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono infoalso available as a cloud based service
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Appliance or cloud-service
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
WebDAV
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesSQLScript, R
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes

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