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System Properties Comparison SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Teradata

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NameSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsA hybrid cloud data analytics software platform (Teradata Vantage)
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.31
Rank#64  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Score68.95
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.teradata.com
Technical documentationhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.teradata.com
DeveloperSAP infoformerly SybaseTeradata
Initial release19921984
Current release17, July 2015Teradata Vantage 1.0 MU2, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Linux
Data schemeyesyes
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.yesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infoJoin-index to prejoin tables, aggregate index, sparse index, hash index
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infoSQL 2016 + extensions
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
HTTP REST
JDBC
JMS Adapter
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Cobol
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
Perl
PL/1
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlyes infoUDFs, stored procedures, table functions in parallel
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoHashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroringMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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