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

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NameSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonVelocityDB  Xexclude from comparisonXAP  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesA .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
Score6.33
Rank#54  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Score6.35
Rank#53  Overall
#5  Search engines
Score0.08
Rank#295  Overall
#28  Graph DBMS
#16  Object oriented DBMS
Score0.84
Rank#169  Overall
#27  Document stores
#31  Key-value stores
Websitewww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlsphinxsearch.comvelocitydb.comwww.gigaspaces.com/­products/­xap
Technical documentationhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheresphinxsearch.com/­docsvelocitydb.com/­UserGuidedocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperSAP infoformerly SybaseSphinx Technologies Inc.VelocityDB IncGigaspaces Technologies
Initial release1992200120112000
Current release17, July 20153.1.1, October 20187.x14.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C#Java, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Any that supports .NETLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes
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 infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)noSQL-like query language and DML statements
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol.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
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
.Net.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlnonoyes
TriggersyesnoCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes infoEvent Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedShardingSharding infoHash based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroringnoneMaster-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 ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yesyes
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-standardnoBased on Windows AuthenticationRole-based access control

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