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System Properties Comparison SAP SQL Anywhere vs. XAP

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NameSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonXAP  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsHigh 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 DBMSDocument store
Key-value store infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsObject oriented DBMS
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Score5.04
Rank#60  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score0.75
Rank#169  Overall
#24  Document stores
#29  Key-value stores
Websitewww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.gigaspaces.com/­product/­xap
Technical documentationhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperSAP infoformerly SybaseGigaspaces Technologies
Initial release19922000
Current release17, July 201514.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJava, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free
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.yesno infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language and DML statements
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
GigaSpaces 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
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlyes
Triggersyesyes infoEvent Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoHash based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroringMaster-master replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Master-slave replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
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-standardRole-based access control

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