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System Properties Comparison SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Solr vs. VelocityDB vs. XAP

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NameSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonSolr  Xexclude from comparisonVelocityDB  Xexclude from comparisonXAP  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsA widely used enterprise search engine based on Apache LuceneA .NET Object Database that can be embedded/distributed and extended to a graph data model (VelocityGraph)High performant in-memory data grid for mission critical applications. Insight Edge from the same company extends XAP for AI/ML support, BI and other interfaces
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engineGraph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
Document store
Key-value store infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsObject oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.79
Rank#56  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score56.57
Rank#17  Overall
#3  Search engines
Score0.07
Rank#292  Overall
#27  Graph DBMS
#15  Object oriented DBMS
Score0.80
Rank#167  Overall
#26  Document stores
#30  Key-value stores
Websitewww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmllucene.apache.org/­solrvelocitydb.comwww.gigaspaces.com/­products/­xap
Technical documentationhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywherelucene.apache.org/­solr/­resources.htmlvelocitydb.com/­UserGuidedocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperSAP infoformerly SybaseApache Software FoundationVelocityDB IncGigaspaces Technologies
Initial release1992200420112000
Current release17, July 20158.3.1, December 20197.x14.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC#Java, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java VM and a servlet container inforuns as a servlet in servlet container (e.g. Tomcat, Jetty is included)Any that supports .NETLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes infoDynamic Fields enables on-the-fly addition of new fieldsyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infosupports customizable data types and automatic typingyesyes
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.yesnonono infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesno infosupports limited query time joinsnoSQL-like query language and DML statements
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Java API
RESTful HTTP API
.NetGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Erlang
Java
JavaScript
any language that supports sockets and either XML or JSON
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or PerlJava pluginsnoyes
Triggersyesyes infoUser configurable commands triggered on index changesCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes infoEvent Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardingSharding infoHash based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroringcloud/distributed (via Zookeeper)
Master-slave replication
Master-master replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Master-slave replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoslaves poll the master in predefined intervallsImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDoptimistic locking infoSolr 4ACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardBased on Windows AuthenticationRole-based access control

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