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System Properties Comparison Altibase vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. IBM Db2 vs. jBASE vs. Riak KV

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NameAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSCloud-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/LinuxA robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middlewareDistributed, fault tolerant key-value store
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBMultivalue DBMSKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexes
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
Score0.95
Rank#181  Overall
#87  Relational DBMS
Score18.80
Rank#38  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score157.23
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score1.55
Rank#143  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Score6.29
Rank#69  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
Websitealtibase.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.jbase.comriak.com/­products/­riak-kv
Technical documentationgithub.com/­ALTIBASE/­Documents/­tree/­master/­Manualsfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasewww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGdocs.zumasys.com/­jbase
DeveloperAltibaseGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014IBMZumasysBasho Technologies
Initial release199920121983 infohost version19912009
Current releasev7.1.0.5.3, March 202112.1, October 20165.72.1.0, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infosince February 2018commercialcommercial infofree version is availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise edition
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnonono
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Implementation languageC++C and C++Erlang
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
hostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
AIX
Linux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesoptionalno
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL-92noyesEmbedded SQL for jBASE in BASICno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresstored procedures and stored functionslimited functionality with using 'rules'yesyesJavaScript and Erlang
TriggersyesCallbacks are triggered when data changesyesyesyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)yesselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesnono infolinks between data sets can be stored
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyesACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes, based on authentication and database rulesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelno

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