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DBMS > MaxDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. searchxml

System Properties Comparison MaxDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. searchxml

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NameMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-D  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonsearchxml  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA robust and reliable RDBMS optimized to run all major SAP solutionsRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsDBMS for structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application server
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSNative XML DBMS
Search engine
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Score2.32
Rank#112  Overall
#55  Relational DBMS
Score4.25
Rank#79  Overall
#43  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#383  Overall
#7  Native XML DBMS
#25  Search engines
Websitemaxdb.sap.comwww.sap.com/­products/­technology-platform/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.searchxml.net/­category/­products
Technical documentationmaxdb.sap.com/­documentationhelp.sap.com/­docs/­SAP_SQL_Anywherewww.searchxml.net/­support/­handouts
DeveloperSAP, acquired from Software AG (Adabas-D) in 1997SAP infoformerly Sybaseinformationpartners gmbh
Initial release198419922015
Current release7.9.10.12, February 202417, July 20151.0
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
WebDAV
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
WebDAV
XQuery
XSLT
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++ infomost other programming languages supported via APIs
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlyes infoon the application server
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroringyes infosychronisation to multiple collections
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDmultiple readers, single writer
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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardDomain, group and role-based access control at the document level and for application services

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