DB-EnginesExtremeDB: the mission critical dbmsEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Microsoft SQL Server vs. SAP Adaptive Server vs. SAP HANA

System Properties Comparison Microsoft SQL Server vs. SAP Adaptive Server vs. SAP HANA

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Adaptive Server infoformer name: Sybase ASE  Xexclude from comparisonSAP HANA  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMicrosofts flagship relational DBMSThe SAP (Sybase) Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) is an enterprise-class RDBMSIn-memory, column based data store. Available as appliance or cloud service
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Spatial DBMS infowith Boeing's Spatial Query ServerDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith SAP Hana, Enterprise Edition
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score944.96
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score44.82
Rank#25  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Score54.96
Rank#21  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-ase.htmlwww.sap.com/­products/­hana.html
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serverhelp.sap.com/­viewer/­product/­SAP_ASEhelp.sap.com/­hana
DeveloperMicrosoftSAP, SybaseSAP
Initial release198919872010
Current releaseSQL Server 2019, November 201916.02.0 SPS05 (June 26, 2020), June 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial inforestricted free version is availablecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono infoalso available as a cloud based service
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageC++C and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Appliance or cloud-service
Data schemeyesyesyes
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.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
C
C++
Cobol
Java
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) JavaJava and Transact-SQLSQLScript, R
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodestables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationhorizontal partitioningyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, but depending on the SQL-Server EditionMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes
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 integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes

More information provided by the system vendor

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesNavicat Monitor is a safe, simple and agentless remote server monitoring tool for SQL Server and many other database management systems.
» more

SQLFlow: Provides a visual representation of the overall flow of data. Automated SQL data lineage analysis across Databases, ETL, Business Intelligence, Cloud and Hadoop environments by parsing SQL Script and stored procedure.
» more

Navicat for SQL Server gives you a fully graphical approach to database management and development.
» more

SQL Complete: An advanced IntelliSense-style code completion add-in for SSMS and Visual Studio. Write, beautify, refactor your SQL code and give your productivity a dramatic boost.
» more
CData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
Microsoft SQL ServerSAP Adaptive Server infoformer name: Sybase ASESAP HANA
DB-Engines blog posts

MySQL is the DBMS of the Year 2019
3 January 2020, Matthias Gelbmann, Paul Andlinger

The struggle for the hegemony in Oracle's database empire
2 May 2017, Paul Andlinger

Microsoft SQL Server is the DBMS of the Year
4 January 2017, Matthias Gelbmann, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

SQL Server 2022: Here’s what you need to know
29 July 2022, TechRepublic

SQL Server 2022 New Features
22 July 2022, Petri.com

Why No Full SQL Server Reporting/Integration Services in Visual Studio 2022?
18 July 2022, Visual Studio Magazine

NoSQL Market Investment Analysis | Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Oracle Database, MongoLab – Shanghaiist
8 August 2022, Shanghaiist

SIOS Technology Announces Second Annual Cloud Availability Symposium and Lineup of Featured Speakers
8 August 2022, GlobeNewswire

provided by Google News

Critical SAP ASE Flaws Allow Complete Control of Databases
3 June 2020, Threatpost

What Will Happen After End Of Support For Sybase?
17 December 2019, e3zine.com

Partners become central to SAP industry cloud business
16 May 2022, TechTarget

SAP Customers Warned About Critical 'ICMAD' Vulnerabilities
8 February 2022, SecurityWeek

AWS, GCP, Oracle, Azure, SAP lead cloud DBMS market: Gartner
15 February 2022, CRN Australia

provided by Google News

The Take: Tennessee’s Tragedy Underscores the Need for Advanced Technology to Rebuild U.S. Infrastructure
3 August 2022, SAP News Center

SAP Hosts Its First-Ever Esports Tournament
26 July 2022, SAP News Center

SAP Security Patch Day July 2022: Three Applications in Focus
12 July 2022, Security Boulevard

SAP HANA: What It Is and What Enterprises Can Use It For
26 January 2022, TechAcute

Veeam: Backup Portfolio Review | ESF
5 August 2022, Enterprise Storage Forum

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

SQL Server Developer
Buzzclan LLC, Dimondale, MI

SQL Server DBA
eTeam Inc., Memphis, TN

SQL Server DBA
eTeam Inc., San Diego, CA

MS SQL Server / SSIS, SSRS/BI Developer SQL Server/ BI Developer
Expedent Corp, Nashville, TN

SQL server Architect
Radcube LLC, Remote

Director, Information Systems
California School Employees Association, San Jose, CA

Senior Account Manager
Synergy Associates, LLC, Medina, MN

SAP Business Analyst II - FICO
Johnson Health Tech North America Inc, Cottage Grove, WI

Technical Partner Delivery Lead
BlueCat Networks, Remote

IT Project Engineer (Hybrid)
Acropolis, Clayton, MO

Senior SAP Hana Developer |LATAM| - Remote Work
BairesDev, Los Angeles, CA

SAP S/4 HANA Functional consultant
Miracle Software Systems, Michigan

SAP S/4 HANA Project Manager
Miracle Software Systems, Michigan

PACKAGE CONSULTANT (SAP BW Analytics)
Tra'Bian Enterprises, Seattle, WA

SAP S/4 HANA ABAP Lead consultant
Miracle Software Systems, Michigan

jobs by Indeed



Share this page

Featured Products

Neo4j logo

The right graph database.
Not a graph add-on.
Free forever.
Start solving today

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Redis logo

The world’s most loved real‑time data platform.
Try free

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 80GB free.

Present your product here