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System Properties Comparison MySQL vs. PostGIS vs. SAP Adaptive Server

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NameMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Adaptive Server infoformer name: Sybase ASE  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWidely used open source RDBMSSpatial extension of PostgreSQLThe SAP (Sybase) Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) is an enterprise-class RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APISpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMSSpatial DBMS infowith Boeing's Spatial Query Server
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Score1083.74
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score22.69
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score36.31
Rank#25  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.mysql.compostgis.netwww.sap.com/­products/­technology-platform/­sybase-ase.html
Technical documentationdev.mysql.com/­docpostgis.net/­documentationhelp.sap.com/­docs/­SAP_ASE
DeveloperOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunSAP, Sybase
Initial release199520051987
Current release8.4.0, April 20243.4.2, February 202416.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoGPL v2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++CC and C++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Unix
Windows
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.yesyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsyesyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C
C++
Cobol
Java
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoproprietary syntaxuser defined functionsJava and Transact-SQL
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabricyes infobased on PostgreSQLhorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes infobased on PostgreSQLMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
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 integrityyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyesyes
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesyes infobased on PostgreSQLfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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