Oracle Database vs SAP SQL Anywhere comparison

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We performed a comparison between Oracle Database and SAP SQL Anywhere based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Relational Databases Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"They continue to improve and are always introducing new features.""It's one of the leading databases on the market.""RDBMS with good performance and technical support. It's a scalable, stable, secure, and easy to implement solution that can be deployed both on cloud and on-premises.""It's a very stable solution, especially with the hot backup.""The latest version is a lot more organized than the previous version. We can check out the regular files and our dictionaries and our created files, which are a little better organized right now.""The performance and reliability are the best features of the Oracle Database.""The most valuable features of Oracle Database are the Data Guard because it does replication and the integration layer, such as GoldenGate.""The scalability is very good, and it is stable."

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"It works well in general.""The most valuable features of SAP SQL Anywhere are the ease of use and the user interface is intuitive."

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"We believe that the usability could be improved, especially within the data lakehouse. We found content management to be a little bit more simpler within the GUI part.""The client-side of Oracle Database could improve. The client graphic user interface works on Java and sometimes it freezes, these should be fixed.""Needs educational content that would help the individual to be able to work in a real life situation and scenarios.""The solution can be quite expensive.""Oracle Database required some time to learn the basics and how it works. However, this is typical for database solutions.""It should have flexible licensing across different platforms. It has got different licensing models for Intel Power and SPARC servers.""I can only remember that setting up Oracle Database was a pain because it uses Java.""The features should be communicated to end users in the proper way."

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"It is not as secure as it could be.""We have had some stability issues with SAP SQL Anywhere, but I am not sure if it is an application or network issue. We sometimes have a large amount of data being queried and it cannot handle it."

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  • "It's expensive. I would say that it is more expensive than other competing products."
  • "It's not cheap, but sometimes, you get what you pay for."
  • "We pay a yearly maintenance fee."
  • "It would be a benefit if there were different pricing levels to help different size businesses."
  • "It is very expensive. Oracle licenses are expensive."
  • "The price is a little high for the solution, especially when you try and configure it in certain ways."
  • "We have bought a license, and it was a one-time cost."
  • "When you consider the services, Oracle is reasonably priced."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:My company is an Oracle Gold Partner, so we proved licenses to the customers as well. The license price is listed globally on the Oracle site. It's basically license plus EMC.
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    Top Answer:The most valuable features of SAP SQL Anywhere are the ease of use and the user interface is intuitive.
    Top Answer:It is not as good as a SQL Server. I prefer to work with the SQL Server for Microsoft or Oracle. These are better as there are some comments on SQL Anywhere that makes me feel that I'm blocked. We'd… more »
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    Also Known As
    Oracle 12c, RDBMS
    Sybase SQL Anywhere
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    Oracle Database is a top-ranking multi-model database management system by Oracle Corporation. Through Oracle database services and products, clients receive cost-optimized and high-performing versions of Oracle Database, as well as in-memory, NoSQL, and MySQL databases. The solution is available by several service providers on premises, in the cloud, or as a hybrid installation. It can be run on vendor servers as well as on Oracle hardware, including Exadata on-premise, Oracle Cloud, or Cloud at Customer.

    Users can select from various types of Oracle Database solutions, depending on what they aim to do with this product. Based on their specific needs, they can choose among options that include:

    • Autonomously managed Oracle databases: This type of database eliminates the complexity of operating and securing Oracle Database, while simultaneously ensuring high levels of performance, scalability, and availability for users.

    • Oracle Database on Exadata: Users who seek particularly fast platforms can select this type of running solution. Exadata is a computing platform that is optimized for running Oracle Databases and it serves as the fastest platform for Oracle Database.

    • Oracle Database on-premises deployment: The product allows for deployment on-premises for clients who have data residency and network latency concerns. This option also offers customers the benefit of updated Oracle Cloud technology, including Exadata and Autonomous Database.

    • Oracle Database in the cloud: Organizations can use a specific version of this tool in the cloud, benefiting from complete control over the versions they run and when these versions change.

    Part of this product is a fully automated database service called Oracle Autonomous Database, which facilitates the development and deployment of application workloads for organizations. It is built on Oracle Database as well as on Oracle Exadata. This service supports various data types and simplifies application development and deployment from modeling and coding to extract, transform, load process (ETL), data analysis, and database optimization. The service achieves high results in:

    • Performance
    • Availability
    • Security for online transaction processing (OLTP)
    • Analytics
    • Batch
    • Internet of Things (IoT) workloads

    Oracle Database Features

    Oracle Database has various features which users can utilize in their work with the solution. Among these features are the following:

    • Backup and recovery: Oracle Database ensures the integrity of users' data in system failure situations. This feature utilizes a tool named Recovery Manager (RMAN), which allows administrators to perform cold, hot, and incremental database backups, as well as point-in-time recoveries.

    • Clustering: This feature enables high availability of systems in order to run without interruption of services on occasions when one or more servers in a cluster fail. Included is a tool called Oracle Real Application Clusters.

    • Data dictionary: Through this set of internal tables and views, Oracle Database can be administered more efficiently.

    • Logical data structure: Through its feature for logical data structure, Oracle Database stores data in a way that allows users to interact with the database without knowing where the physical storage of the data is located.

    • Memory catching: Through the memory caching architecture feature, users can scale up very large databases and still perform at a considerably high speed.

    • Partitioning: This feature allows users to divide large tables into different pieces and store the pieces across storage devices.

    Oracle Database Benefits

    Oracle Database offers its users various benefits. Some of these include:

    • The solution decreases costs for organizations and provides a high return on investment (ROI) through the multiple services and features it offers.

    • Oracle Database has high-security protection which includes encryption, key management, data masking, and activity monitoring, that secures organizations' data within the tool.

    • The tool offers users the ability to use a single database for all data types, simplifying the process for them.

    • Oracle Database can be deployed in multiple places, including data centers and public and private clouds, which allows great flexibility for users.

    • The product allows applications from different platforms to communicate with the database through its networking stack.

    • Oracle Database is ACID-compliant, which helps maintain data reliability and integrity.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Paul S., president at Advance Consulting Enterprise, likes Oracle Database because it gets the job done, doesn't fail, and suitable for massively scalable applications.

    An Oracle DBA at a computer software company describes Oracle Database as reliable with good performance and very good stability.

    SAP SQL Anywhere enables companies to develop custom mobile and IoT application and rapidly design and deploy embedded database applications. The RDBMS solutions can provide secure, reliable data management and synchronization for thousands of mobile devices, Internet of Things (IoT) systems, and remote environments. They let business users work uninterrupted, even without a network connection.

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    Sample Customers
    Agncia Nacional de guas, Anbima, Aria Systems, Asiana Airlines, Astelit LLC, Australian Finance Group, Banco Occidental de Descuento, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, BT, Caja de Seguros S.A., Casas GEO S.A.B. de C.V., Comic Relief UK, Corsair Components Inc., CSAM Health AS, CSOB Group, Datacraft Solutions, DenizBank A.S., Department of Treasury and Finance WA, Office of State Revenue, Deutsche B_rse AG, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Deutsche Messe AG, Digicel Haiti, DPR COSEA, Essar Group, Essatto Software Pty Ltd, Farmšcia e Drogaria Nissei Ltda., Fomento Econ‹mico Mexicano S.A.B. de C.V. (FEMSA), FundaÊo Petrobras de Seguridade Social, Future Group, GFKL Financial Services AG, Grupo Posadas S.A.B. de C.V., Grupo Sinosserra, Guerra S.A. Implementos Rodovišrios, Hanatour International Service, Hays plc, Henan Mobile Co. Ltd, Hochschule Hof, Hong Kong and China Technology (Wuhan) Co. Ltd (Towngas Technology), Industries Corpa_al C.A., Infrastructure Development Finance Company Limited, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatstica, Instituto Mexicano de la Propiedad Industrial, Kcell, LinkShare Corporation, MercadoLibre Inc., MetLife Inc., Nextgen Distribution, €BB-IKT GmbH, Octagon Research Solutions, Pacific Lutheran University, Paragon Data GmbH, Ping ltd., PJSC Trustbank, Prodaub _ Processamento de Dados de Uberl_ndia, Purdue University, Redknee Inc., Robi Axiata Limited, Shanghai Infoservice Technology Co. Ltd, Shanghai Sihua Technologies Co. Ltd, Sistema de Aguas de la Ciudad de M_xico, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, Suddenlink Communications, Suprajit Engineering Limited, Tallink Grupp, Terminales Ro de la Plata S.A., Therap Services LLC, Think Passenger Inc., Trafigura, Transmed S.A.L Lebanon, ValeShop, VelQuest Corporation, Vodafone Group plc, West Virginia Network, WIND Hellas Telecommunications S.A
    AOK Bundesverband, Surgutneftegas Open Joint Stock Company, Molson Coors Brewing Company, City of Buenos Aires, ASR Group, Citrix, EarlySense, Usha International Limited, Automotive Resources International, Wªrth Group, Takisada-Osaka Co. Ltd., Coelba, RZD Russian Railways, National Basketball Association, TALLY WEiJL
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Buyer's Guide
    Oracle Database vs. SAP SQL Anywhere
    November 2022
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    Oracle Database is ranked 2nd in Relational Databases Tools with 130 reviews while SAP SQL Anywhere is ranked 19th in Relational Databases Tools with 2 reviews. Oracle Database is rated 8.6, while SAP SQL Anywhere is rated 6.6. The top reviewer of Oracle Database writes "Gets the job done, doesn't fail, and suitable for massively scalable applications". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP SQL Anywhere writes "Reliable and able to expand but needs to be more secure". Oracle Database is most compared with SAP HANA, SQL Server, IBM Db2 Database, MySQL and MariaDB, whereas SAP SQL Anywhere is most compared with SQL Server, SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise, MySQL, SAP HANA and MariaDB. See our Oracle Database vs. SAP SQL Anywhere report.

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