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

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

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NameSAP Adaptive Server infoformer name: Sybase ASE  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionThe SAP (Sybase) Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) is an enterprise-class RDBMSColumnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analyticsRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn-orientedRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith Boeing's Spatial Query Server
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score37.49
Rank#25  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Score3.58
Rank#93  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
Score4.89
Rank#77  Overall
#42  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.sap.com/­products/­technology-platform/­sybase-ase.htmlwww.sap.com/­products/­technology-platform/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.htmlwww.sap.com/­products/­technology-platform/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationhelp.sap.com/­docs/­SAP_ASEhelp.sap.com/­docs/­SAP_IQhelp.sap.com/­docs/­SAP_SQL_Anywhere
DeveloperSAP, SybaseSAP, formerly SybaseSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release198719941992
Current release16.016.1 SPS04, April 201917, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
AIX
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)
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Cobol
Java
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava and Transact-SQLyesyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexernone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
SAP/Sybase Replication ServerSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoHadoop integrationno
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.noyes
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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