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DBMS > Postgres-XL vs. PostgreSQL vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. SiriDB

System Properties Comparison Postgres-XL vs. PostgreSQL vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. SiriDB

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NamePostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonSiriDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresWidely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQLRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsOpen Source Time Series DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.Relational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.42
Rank#217  Overall
#103  Relational DBMS
Score491.07
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Score5.43
Rank#58  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score0.04
Rank#330  Overall
#28  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.postgres-xl.orgwww.postgresql.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlsiridb.net
Technical documentationwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationwww.postgresql.org/­docs/­manualshelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheresiridb.net/­documentation
DeveloperPostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developerSAP infoformerly SybaseTransceptor Technology
Initial release2014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB1989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL19922017
Current release10 R1, October 201812.0, October 201917, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMozilla public licenseOpen Source infoBSDcommercialOpen Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageCCC
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes infoNumeric data
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.yes infoXML type, but no XML query functionalityyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infodistributed, parallel query executionyes infostandard with numerous extensionsyesno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Go
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlno
Triggersyesyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningpartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hashnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroringyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoMVCCACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardsimple rights management via user accounts

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