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

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NameAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsCloud-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 storeDocument 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
Score0.76
Rank#211  Overall
#34  Document stores
Score19.08
Rank#38  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score151.39
Rank#8  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Websitealtibase.comwww.bigchaindb.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2
Technical documentationgithub.com/­ALTIBASE/­Documents/­tree/­master/­Manualsbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasewww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGG
DeveloperAltibaseGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014IBM
Initial release1999201620121983 infohost version
Current releasev7.1.0.5.3, March 202112.1, October 2016
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infosince February 2018Open Source infoAGPL v3commercialcommercial 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++PythonC and C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
LinuxhostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL-92nonoyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
CLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
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 functionslimited functionality with using 'rules'yes
TriggersyesCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux Version
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factoryes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyes
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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