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DBMS > Microsoft Azure AI Search vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. searchxml

System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure AI Search vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. searchxml

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NameMicrosoft Azure AI Search  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonsearchxml  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsDBMS for structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application server
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSNative XML DBMS
Search engine
Secondary database modelsVector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.59
Rank#63  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score4.25
Rank#79  Overall
#43  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#383  Overall
#7  Native XML DBMS
#25  Search engines
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchwww.sap.com/­products/­technology-platform/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.searchxml.net/­category/­products
Technical documentationlearn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchhelp.sap.com/­docs/­SAP_SQL_Anywherewww.searchxml.net/­support/­handouts
DeveloperMicrosoftSAP infoformerly Sybaseinformationpartners gmbh
Initial release201519922015
Current releaseV117, July 20151.0
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedAIX
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 SQLnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
WebDAV
XQuery
XSLT
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
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 proceduresnoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlyes infoon the application server
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSource-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 integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDmultiple 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 controlyes infousing Azure authenticationfine 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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