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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. IBM Db2 vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. IBM Db2 vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

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NameAlibaba Cloud MaxCompute  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMaxCompute (previously known as ODPS) is a general purpose, fully managed, multi-tenancy data processing platform for large-scale data warehousingCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxA containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalabilityElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL Server
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa graph-processing framework is available with the graphs being stored in tablesRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin Db2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Spatial DBMS infowith Db2 Spatial Extender
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.77
Rank#196  Overall
#94  Relational DBMS
Score164.20
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score1.80
Rank#128  Overall
#21  Document stores
#23  Key-value stores
#2  Object oriented DBMS
#63  Relational DBMS
Score18.49
Rank#38  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­maxcomputewww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-irisazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analytics
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27797.htmwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGdocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clsdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analytics
DeveloperAlibabaIBMInterSystemsMicrosoft
Initial release20161983 infohost version20182016
Current release12.1, October 20162021.1, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree version is availablecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonoyes
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Implementation languageC and C++C++
Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
AIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesyesdepending on used data modelyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsFluentd
Flume
MaxCompute Console
ADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
Java
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin JavayesyesTransact SQL
Triggersnoyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionShardingSharding, horizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)Source-replica replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesno infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraints
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyesyes

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