DB-EnginesExtremeDB Active Replication featuresEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > PostgreSQL vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. VoltDB

System Properties Comparison PostgreSQL vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. VoltDB

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NamePostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonVoltDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWidely 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 environmentsDistributed In-Memory NewSQL RDBMS infoUsed for OLTP applications with a high frequency of relatively simple transactions, that can hold all their data in memory
Primary database modelRelational 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
Trend Chart
Score552.23
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Score6.30
Rank#61  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Score1.80
Rank#129  Overall
#65  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.postgresql.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.voltdb.com
Technical documentationwww.postgresql.org/­docshelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.voltdb.com
DeveloperPostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developerSAP infoformerly SybaseVoltDB Inc.
Initial release1989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL19922010
Current release13.1, November 202017, July 201510.1, October 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSDcommercialOpen Source infoAGPL for Community Edition, commercial license for Enterprise, AWS, and Pro Editions
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
ScaleGrid for PostgreSQL: Fully managed PostgreSQL hosting on AWS, Azure and DigitalOcean with high availability and SSH access on the #1 multi-cloud DBaaS.
Implementation languageCJava, C++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X infofor development
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.yes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard with numerous extensionsyesyes infoonly a subset of SQL 99
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Java API
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.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++
Erlang infonot officially supported
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or PerlJava
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodespartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hashnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroringMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
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 infoFOREIGN KEY constraints are not supported
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID infoTransactions are executed single-threaded within stored procedures
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoSnapshots and command logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers and roles with access to stored procedures

More information provided by the system vendor

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesGeneral SQL Parser: Instantly adding parsing, decoding, analysis and rewrite SQL processing capability to your products.
» more

ClusterControl: the only management system you’ll ever need to take control of your open source database infrastructure.
» more

pgDash: In-Depth PostgreSQL Monitoring.
» more

EDB: Helping organizations get the most from PostgreSQL, Oracle Migration, High Availability, Security
» more

Navicat for PostgreSQL is an easy-to-use graphical tool for PostgreSQL database development.
» more

CYBERTEC is your professional partner for PostgreSQL services and Data Science since 2000. With offices in Austria, Uruguay, Estonia, Poland, South Africa and Switzerland, CYBERTEC operates worldwide and is here for you 24/7!
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
PostgreSQLSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server AnywhereVoltDB
DB-Engines blog posts

PostgreSQL is the DBMS of the Year 2020
4 January 2021, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

PostgreSQL is the DBMS of the Year 2018
2 January 2019, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

PostgreSQL is the DBMS of the Year 2017
2 January 2018, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

show all

Recent citations in the news

What the PostgreSQL community has done so right
30 December 2020, TechRepublic

PostgreSQL Is DB-Engines DBMS of the Year For 2020
15 January 2021, iProgrammer

Crunchy Data PostgreSQL Security Technical Implementation Guide Now Available
6 January 2021, PRNewswire

US Air Force selects Crunchy Data for Advanced Battle Management System
13 January 2021, PRNewswire

Global Data Base Management Systems Market 2025: Microsoft, Software, IBM, Oracle, PostgreSQL, NCR
17 January 2021, Jumbo News

provided by Google News

SAP SQL Anywhere
3 April 2018, TechTarget

SAP gives SQL Anywhere a new IoT injection
16 July 2015, Computerworld

Best Database Management Software 2021
14 July 2020, Datamation

SAP IoT products: How do they work with ERP and big data?
28 December 2015, TechTarget

SAP BAPI (Business Application Programming Interface)
2 April 2018, TechTarget

provided by Google News

VoltDB Announces Global Channel Partner Program USA - English USA
18 November 2020, PRNewswire

In-Memory Database Market Status 2021 and Forecast 2026, Top Key Players – Amazon Web Services, Altibase Corporation, McObject LLC, Microsoft Corporation, VoltDB, SAP SE, ENEA, IBM Corporation, Kognitio Ltd., Teradata Corporation, Tableau software, DataStax, Oracle Corporation
15 January 2021, The Pinstripe Empire

In-Memory Database Market Next Big Thing | Major Player Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, SAP, Teradata, Amazon Web Services, Tableau Software, Kognitio, VoltDB, Datastax, Enea Ab, Mcobject, Altibase, Starcounter
13 January 2021, SoccerNurds

VoltDB Secures $10 Million in Series C Funding to Meet Demand for 5G Data Requirements
23 October 2019, PRNewswire

RDBMS Software: Market 2021 | Coronavirus Impact | also Industry is Booming Worldwide with Key Players | SQLite, TmaxSoft, MonetDB, ThinkSQL
18 January 2021, Murphy's Hockey Law

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Jr. QA Analyst Trainee
SQA², Los Alamitos, CA

Data Technician (Full- or Part-Time)
Thasos Group, New York, NY

Product Analyst
Game Insight, Remote

Data Analyst
Corporate Tools, Post Falls, ID

Entry Level: Geospatial/Remote Sensing Analyst
Dewberry, Fairfax, VA

IT Leader- Retirement Plan Services
CBIZ, Cleveland, OH

IT Leader-Retirement Plan Services
CBIZ, Kansas City, MO

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 5 GB free..

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

Present your product here