SAP HANA vs. Altibase
|ITEM||ALTIBASE HDB V6R2||SAP HANA 1.0 SPS6|
|Full ACID||Multi-level durability support for varying business requirements.
Does not require high performance disk for disk logs unlike SAP HANA
|Only strict durability is supported.High performance SSD or Flash disks are required to achieve better
performance thus higher TCO
|Server/Client Interface||JDBC/ODBC/Embedded SQL/OLEDB/CLI/CAPI/.NET Provider/XA API and etcs||SQL(JDBC/ODBC), MDX(ODBO), BICS(SQL DBC)|
|Hybrid Features||In-memory(row-based) + disk-resident database||In-memory(row-based + column-based)|
|Replication||Log-based replication: Enable user to accommodate REAL real-time
with no limitation
ALTIBASE HDB replication feature can be utilized
for scaling-out and system backups in addition to data synchronization
among homogeneous systems.
|Log-based replication with Sybase Replication Server: unicode only and
some data types are not supported.
method and ETL-based replication method: more flexible but compromise
|Data Partitioning||Horizontally supported||Column-store Horizontally supported|
|Compression Rate||Low||High for column-based database, low for row-based database|
|Scale-out Factor||Replication (Active-Active, Active-Standby) extended up to 32 nodes||Support cluster with shared file system extended up to 16 nodes|
|Communication Cost||TCP/IP can be used for both local and remote applications.
IPC and UNIX-DOMAIN provide better performance for local applications.
Direct-Access and Direct-Access API modes provides unmatched
|Only TCP/IP is used for remote applications. For local applications,
SAP HANA recommends embedding applications in DBMS
|Procedures & Functions||Supported||Supported|
|Deployment||Open System – Supports all commodity platforms||Appliance only|
|Hardware Cost||Supports a range of hardware options from standard
to enterprise level
|Requires high-end, expensive hardware such as SSD,
flash disk, PCIe I/O bus, latest CPU based on NUMA platform, shared file
system thus higher TCO.
|HA(fail-over)||Active-Active or Active-Standby configurations and scale-out up to 32
nodes via replication feature.
Adaptive consistency support to meet
varying performance and business requirements.
|Active-Active configuration and scale-out up to 16 nodescluster failover
and need additional replicated disk.
For replicated disk, the
performance may suffer to ensure the data consistency.
|Software Only Purchase||Possible||Impossible|
|Disk Database||Supported||Not Supported|
|Appropriate System Size||Small to Enterprise||Enterprise only|
|Easy to Use||Yes||No|
|Realtime Remote Disaster Recovery||Yes||No|
|Others||Rich set of tools and utilities
|Limited tool and utility availability