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System Properties Comparison MemSQL vs. PostgreSQL vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. STSdb

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NameMemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storageWidely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQLRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.Relational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.50
Rank#64  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Score536.77
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Score6.46
Rank#56  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Score0.07
Rank#307  Overall
#52  Key-value stores
Websitewww.memsql.comwww.postgresql.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlstssoft.com/­products/­stsdb-4-0
Technical documentationdocs.memsql.comwww.postgresql.org/­docs/­manualshelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperMemSQL Inc.PostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developerSAP infoformerly SybaseSTS Soft SC
Initial release20131989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL19922011
Current release7.1.4, July 202012.3, May 202017, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoBSDcommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++CC#
Server operating systemsLinux info64 bit version requiredFreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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.noyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.yes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, but no triggers and foreign keysyes infostandard with numerous extensionsyesno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesBash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlno
Triggersnoyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingpartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hashnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroringnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency only within each nodeImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITEDACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyesyes
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.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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