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DBMS > SAP Adaptive Server vs. SAP HANA vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

System Properties Comparison SAP Adaptive Server vs. SAP HANA vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameSAP Adaptive Server infoformer name: Sybase ASE  Xexclude from comparisonSAP HANA  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionThe SAP (Sybase) Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) is an enterprise-class RDBMSIn-memory, column based data store. Available as appliance or cloud serviceRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith Boeing's Spatial Query ServerDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith SAP Hana, Enterprise Edition
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score35.09
Rank#25  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Score44.27
Rank#23  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Score3.95
Rank#80  Overall
#42  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.sap.com/­products/­technology-platform/­sybase-ase.htmlwww.sap.com/­products/­hana.htmlwww.sap.com/­products/­technology-platform/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationhelp.sap.com/­docs/­SAP_ASEhelp.sap.com/­hanahelp.sap.com/­docs/­SAP_SQL_Anywhere
DeveloperSAP, SybaseSAPSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release198720101992
Current release16.02.0 SPS07 (April 4, 2023), April 202317, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono infoalso available as a cloud based serviceno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Appliance or cloud-serviceAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Cobol
Java
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava and Transact-SQLSQLScript, Ryes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yesSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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SAP Adaptive Server infoformer name: Sybase ASESAP HANASAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere
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