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System Properties Comparison SAP SQL Anywhere vs. SQLite vs. Weaviate

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NameSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsWidely used embeddable, in-process RDBMSAn AI-native realtime vector database engine that integrates scalable machine learning models.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSVector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.57
Rank#78  Overall
#43  Relational DBMS
Score116.01
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score1.89
Rank#138  Overall
#4  Vector DBMS
Websitewww.sap.com/­products/­technology-platform/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.sqlite.orggithub.com/­weaviate/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationhelp.sap.com/­docs/­SAP_SQL_Anywherewww.sqlite.org/­docs.htmlweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate
DeveloperSAP infoformerly SybaseDwayne Richard HippWeaviate B.V.
Initial release199220002019
Current release17, July 20153.45.2  (12 March 2024), March 20241.19, May 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoPublic DomainOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCGo
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
server-less
Data schemeyesyes infodynamic column typesyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.yes infostring, int, float, geo point, date, cross reference, fuzzy references
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.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supportedGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Actionscript
Ada
Basic
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Forth
Fortran
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Tcl
JavaScript / TypeScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlnono
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroringnoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infovia file-system locksyes
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
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoAPI Keys
OpenID Connect Discovery
More information provided by the system vendor
SAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server AnywhereSQLiteWeaviate
Specific characteristicsWeaviate is an open source vector database that is robust, scalable, cloud-native,...
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Competitive advantagesFlexible deployment - Free, open source or fully-managed cloud vector database service...
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Typical application scenariosAs a database supporting the development of generative AI and semantic search applications...
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Key customersAll companies that have data. ​
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Market metricsAs of mid 2023: Over 2 million open source downloads 3500+ Weaviate Slack community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsWeaviate is open-source, and free to use. Weaviate is also available as a fully managed...
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