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System Properties Comparison RocksDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. ScyllaDB

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NameRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)RDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsCassandra-compatible wide column store
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSWide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.42
Rank#99  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
Score5.40
Rank#59  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score2.02
Rank#110  Overall
#8  Wide column stores
Websiterocksdb.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.scylladb.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikihelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.scylladb.com
DeveloperFacebook, Inc.SAP infoformerly SybaseScyllaDB
Initial release201319922015
Current release6.3.6, October 201917, July 2015Scylla Open Source 3.1.2, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSDcommercialOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesnoyesyes infocluster global secondary indices
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)
APIs and other access methodsC++ API
Java API
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroringselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possible
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes infoin-memory tables
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users can be defined per object
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RocksDBSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server AnywhereScyllaDB
Specific characteristicsScylla is a highly-available, highly-scalable, highly-performant NoSQL database....
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Competitive advantagesHighly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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Typical application scenariosAdTech (AdGear, AppNexus, Dstillery, Numberly, Sizmek) Cybersecurity (Veramine) Entertainment...
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Key customersComcast, Grab, Yahoo! Japan, IMVU, Adgear, Appnexus, Zenly, Natura, Snapfish, mParticle,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsScylla Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) Scylla Enterprise - subscription-based...
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