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

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NameSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataAnalytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.30
Rank#61  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Score15.53
Rank#37  Overall
#22  Relational DBMS
Score87.66
Rank#13  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websitewww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.snowflake.comwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmldocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperSAP infoformerly SybaseSnowflake Computing Inc.Splunk Inc.
Initial release199220142003
Current release17, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes
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.yesyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perluser defined functionsyes
Triggersyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroringyesMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
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.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationAccess rights for users and roles

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