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System Properties Comparison PostGIS vs. SAP Adaptive Server

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NamePostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Adaptive Server infoformer name: Sybase ASE  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial extension of PostgreSQLThe SAP (Sybase) Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) is an enterprise-class RDBMS
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS infowith Boeing's Spatial Query Server
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score29.81
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score43.05
Rank#25  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Websitepostgis.netwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-ase.html
Technical documentationpostgis.net/­documentationhelp.sap.com/­viewer/­product/­SAP_ASE
DeveloperSAP, Sybase
Initial release20051987
Current release3.3.2, November 202216.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL v2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageCC and C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Cobol
Java
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsJava and Transact-SQL
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLhorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infobased on PostgreSQLfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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