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System Properties Comparison PostgreSQL vs. Riak TS vs. SAP SQL Anywhere
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|Name||PostgreSQL Xexclude from comparison||Riak TS Xexclude from comparison||SAP SQL Anywhere formerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||Widely used open source RDBMS Developed as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL||Riak TS is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for time series data and based on Riak KV||RDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments|
|Primary database model||Relational DBMS with object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.||Time Series DBMS||Relational DBMS|
|Secondary database models||Document store|
|Developer||PostgreSQL Global Development Group www.postgresql.org/developer||Basho Technologies||SAP formerly Sybase|
|Initial release||1989 1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL||2015||1992|
|Current release||12.4, August 2020||17, July 2015|
|License Commercial or Open Source||Open Source BSD||Open Source||commercial|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no||no|
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|Server operating systems||FreeBSD|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes||no||yes|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||yes specific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.||no||yes|
|SQL Support of SQL||yes standard with numerous extensions||no||yes|
|APIs and other access methods||ADO.NET|
native C library
streaming API for large objects
Native Erlang Interface
|Supported programming languages||.Net|
|C unofficial client library|
C++ unofficial client library
Clojure unofficial client library
Dart unofficial client library
Go unofficial client library
Groovy unofficial client library
Haskell unofficial client library
Lisp unofficial client library
Perl unofficial client library
Scala unofficial client library
Smalltalk unofficial client library
|Triggers||yes||yes pre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks||yes|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||partitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash||Sharding||none|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||Source-replica replication other methods possible by using 3rd party extensions||selectable replication factor||Source-replica replication Database mirroring|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||no||yes||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Immediate Consistency||Eventual Consistency||Immediate Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||yes||no links between datasets can be stored||yes|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||ACID||no||ACID|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||no||yes|
|User concepts Access control||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard||no||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard|
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