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System Properties Comparison SAP HANA vs. YugabyteDB

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NameSAP HANA  Xexclude from comparisonYugabyteDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionIn-memory, column based data store. Available as appliance or cloud serviceHigh-performance distributed SQL database for global, internet-scale applications. Wire compatible with PostgreSQL.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith SAP Hana, Enterprise Edition
Document store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score50.87
Rank#21  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Score1.18
Rank#157  Overall
#77  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.sap.com/­products/­hana.htmlwww.yugabyte.com
Technical documentationhelp.sap.com/­hanadocs.yugabyte.com
github.com/­yugabyte/­yugabyte-db
DeveloperSAPYugabyte Inc.
Initial release20102017
Current release2.0 SPS05 (June 26, 2020), June 20202.2.0, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno infoalso available as a cloud based serviceno
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Implementation languageC and C++
Server operating systemsAppliance or cloud-serviceLinux
OS X
Data schemeyesdepending on used data model
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes, PostgreSQL compatible
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
YCQL, an SQL-based flexible-schema API with its roots in Cassandra Query Language
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresSQLScript, Ryes infosql, plpgsql, C
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesHash and Range Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesBased on Raft distributed consensus protocol, minimum 3 replicas for continuous availability
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyStrong consistency on writes and tunable consistency on reads
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDDistributed ACID with Serializable & Snapshot Isolation. Inspired by Google Spanner architecture.
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infobased on RocksDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyesyes
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SAP HANAYugabyteDB
Specific characteristicsGain Developer Agility Leverage full power of PostgreSQL-compatible SQL and distributed...
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Competitive advantagesYugabyteDB is a distributed ACID-compliant database that brings together four must-have...
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Typical application scenariosYugabyteDB is a good fit for fast-growing, cloud native applications that need to...
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Licensing and pricing modelsYugabyteDB is a 100% open source project licensed under the permissive Apache 2.0...
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