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DBMS > SAP HANA vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison SAP HANA vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Snowflake

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NameSAP HANA  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionIn-memory, column based data store. Available as appliance or cloud serviceRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith SAP Hana, Enterprise Edition
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Score55.43
Rank#21  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Score5.83
Rank#59  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score3.29
Rank#86  Overall
#42  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.sap.com/­products/­hana.htmlwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationhelp.sap.com/­hanahelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperSAPSAP infoformerly SybaseSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201019922014
Current release2.0 SPS04, April 201917, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno infoalso available as a cloud based servicenoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemsAppliance or cloud-serviceAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresSQLScript, Ryes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perluser defined functions
Triggersyesyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesnoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroringyes
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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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