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System Properties Comparison eXtremeDB vs. PostgreSQL vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. TimesTen

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NameeXtremeDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionNatively in-memory DBMS with options for persistency, high-availability and clusteringWidely 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 environmentsIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.38
Rank#221  Overall
#106  Relational DBMS
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score483.91
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Score5.04
Rank#60  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score2.04
Rank#106  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.mcobject.com/­extremedbfamilywww.postgresql.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-in-memory-database/­index.html
Technical documentationwww.mcobject.com/­docs/­eXtremeDB.htmwww.postgresql.org/­docs/­manualshelp.sap.com/­sql-anywherewww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­timesten/­documentation/­index.html
DeveloperMcObjectPostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developerSAP infoformerly SybaseOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release20011989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL19921998
Current release8.0, May 201812.0, October 201917, July 201511 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoBSDcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC and C++C
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.no infosupport of XML interfaces availableyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith the option: eXtremeSQLyes infostandard with numerous extensionsyesyes
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
JDBC
JNI
ODBC
proprietary protocol
native C library
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
Lua
Python
.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++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or PerlPL/SQL
Triggersyes infoby defining eventsyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning / shardingpartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hashnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoby means of eXtremeDB Cluster option
Master-slave replication infoby means of eXtremeDB High Availability option
Master-slave replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroringMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic (MVCC) and pessimistic (locking) strategies availableyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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eXtremeDBPostgreSQLSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server AnywhereTimesTen
Specific characteristicseXtremeDB is an in-memory and/or persistent database system that offers an ultra-small...
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The world's first commercial In-Memory Relational Database offering (launched in...
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Competitive advantageseXtremeDB databases can be modeled relationally or as objects and can utilize SQL...
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TimesTen offers many advantages over competing products: Mature product with nearly...
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Typical application scenariosIoT application across all markets: Industrial Control, Netcom, Telecom, Defense,...
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TimesTen can be used in a wide range of application areas. Some examples include:...
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Key customersSchneider Electronics, F5 Networks, TNS, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, GoPro, ViaSat,...
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Some of our key customers include Ericsson , Telcordia , China Mobile, China Telecom,...
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Market metricsWith hundreds of customers and over 28 million devices/applications using the product...
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TimesTen is used by thousands of customers in tens of thousands of deployments worldwide...
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Licensing and pricing modelsFor server use cases, there is a simple per-server license irrespective of the number...
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Standard Oracle licence models ; end user and ISV/OEM licence terms available.
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