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System Properties Comparison Postgres-XL vs. SAP IQ

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NamePostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresColumnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analytics
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn-oriented
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score0.47
Rank#212  Overall
#102  Relational DBMS
Score5.09
Rank#62  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.postgres-xl.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.html
Technical documentationwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationhelp.sap.com/­iq
DeveloperSAP, formerly Sybase
Initial release2014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB1994
Current release10 R1, October 201816.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMozilla public licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
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.yes infoXML type, but no XML query functionalityno
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infodistributed, parallel query executionyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexer
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSAP/Sybase Replication Server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoHadoop integration
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 dataACID infoMVCCACID
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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