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System Properties Comparison SAP SQL Anywhere vs. TimescaleDB
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|Name||SAP SQL Anywhere formerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere Xexclude from comparison||TimescaleDB Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||RDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments||A time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL|
|Primary database model||Relational DBMS||Time Series DBMS|
|Secondary database models||Relational DBMS|
|Developer||SAP formerly Sybase||Timescale|
|Current release||17, July 2015||2.13.0, November 2023|
|License Commercial or Open Source||commercial||Open Source Apache 2.0|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no|
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|Server operating systems||AIX|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes||numerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||yes||yes|
|SQL Support of SQL||yes||yes full PostgreSQL SQL syntax|
|APIs and other access methods||ADO.NET|
native C library
streaming API for large objects
|Supported programming languages||C|
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||yes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl||user defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||none||yes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||Source-replica replication Database mirroring||Source-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||no||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Immediate Consistency||Immediate Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||yes||yes|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||ACID||ACID|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||yes||no|
|User concepts Access control||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard|
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|SAP SQL Anywhere formerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere||TimescaleDB|
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