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DBMS > ObjectBox vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. XTDB

System Properties Comparison ObjectBox vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. XTDB

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NameObjectBox  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonXTDB infoformerly named Crux  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionExtremely fast embedded database for small devices, IoT and MobileRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsA general purpose database with bitemporal SQL and Datalog and graph queries
Primary database modelObject oriented DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.20
Rank#170  Overall
#5  Object oriented DBMS
Score4.25
Rank#79  Overall
#43  Relational DBMS
Score0.11
Rank#343  Overall
#46  Document stores
Websiteobjectbox.iowww.sap.com/­products/­technology-platform/­sql-anywhere.htmlgithub.com/­xtdb/­xtdb
www.xtdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.objectbox.iohelp.sap.com/­docs/­SAP_SQL_Anywherewww.xtdb.com/­docs
DeveloperObjectBox LimitedSAP infoformerly SybaseJuxt Ltd.
Initial release201719922019
Current release17, July 20151.19, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache License 2.0commercialOpen Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++Clojure
Server operating systemsAndroid
iOS
Linux
macOS
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java 8 (and higher) VM
Linux
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes, extensible-data-notation format
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyeslimited SQL, making use of Apache Calcite
APIs and other access methodsProprietary native APIADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
JDBC
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Dart
Go
Java
JavaScript infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Kotlin
Python infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Swift
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Clojure
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesonline/offline synchronization between client and serverSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroringyes, each node contains all data
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
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, flexibel persistency by using storage technologies like Apache Kafka, RocksDB or LMDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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ObjectBoxSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server AnywhereXTDB infoformerly named Crux
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