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System Properties Comparison Altibase vs. ArangoDB vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. IBM Db2

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NameAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSNative multi-model DBMS for graph, document, key/value and search. All in one engine and accessible with one query language.Cloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.Common in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/Linux
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engine
Document storeRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDB
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
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Score1.09
Rank#176  Overall
#83  Relational DBMS
Score6.02
Rank#72  Overall
#13  Document stores
#3  Graph DBMS
#11  Key-value stores
#9  Search engines
Score19.08
Rank#38  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score151.39
Rank#8  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Websitealtibase.comwww.arangodb.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2
Technical documentationgithub.com/­ALTIBASE/­Documents/­tree/­master/­Manualswww.arangodb.com/­docs/­stablefirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasewww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGG
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebookYouTubeInstagram
DeveloperAltibaseArangoDB Inc.Google infoacquired by Google 2014IBM
Initial release1999201220121983 infohost version
Current releasev7.1.0.5.3, March 20213.9.2, June 202212.1, October 2016
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infosince February 2018Open Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial license (Enterprise) availablecommercialcommercial infofree version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C++C and C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Linux
OS X
Windows
hostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Data schemeyesschema-free infoautomatically recognizes schema within a collectionschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infostring, double, boolean, list, hashyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL-92nonoyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
AQL
Foxx Framework
Graph API (Gremlin)
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Java & SpringData
JSON style queries
VelocyPack/VelocyStream
Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
C#
C++
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Rust
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresstored procedures and stored functionsJavaScriptlimited functionality with using 'rules'yes
TriggersyesnoCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infosince version 2.0Sharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux Version
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replication with configurable replication factoryes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infocan be done with stored procedures in JavaScriptnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoconfigurable per collection or per write
Immediate Consistency
OneShard (highly available, fault-tolerant deployment mode with ACID semantics)
Eventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes inforelationships in graphsnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDyesACID
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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyesyes, based on authentication and database rulesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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AltibaseArangoDBFirebase Realtime DatabaseIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2
Specific characteristicsGraph and Beyond. With more than 11,000 stargazers on GitHub, ArangoDB is the leading...
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Competitive advantagesConsolidation: As a native multi-model database, can be used as a full blown document...
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Typical application scenariosNative multi-model in ArangoDB is being used for a broad range of projects across...
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Key customersCisco, Barclays, Refinitive, Siemens Mentor, Kabbage, Liaison, Douglas, MakeMyTrip,...
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Market metricsArangoDB is the leading native multi-model database with over 11,000 stargazers on...
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Licensing and pricing modelsVery permissive Apache 2 License for Community Edition & commercial licenses are...
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