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DBMS > Altibase vs. HyperSQL vs. IBM Db2 vs. jBASE

System Properties Comparison Altibase vs. HyperSQL vs. IBM Db2 vs. jBASE

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NameAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonHyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSMultithreaded, transactional RDBMS written in Java infoalso known as HSQLDBCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxA robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middleware
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBMultivalue 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
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Score1.09
Rank#176  Overall
#83  Relational DBMS
Score5.38
Rank#77  Overall
#41  Relational DBMS
Score151.39
Rank#8  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score1.70
Rank#137  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Websitealtibase.comhsqldb.orgwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.jbase.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­ALTIBASE/­Documents/­tree/­master/­Manualshsqldb.org/­web/­hsqlDocsFrame.htmlwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGdocs.zumasys.com/­jbase
DeveloperAltibaseIBMZumasys
Initial release199920011983 infohost version1991
Current releasev7.1.0.5.3, March 20212.7.0, July 202212.1, October 20165.7
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infosince February 2018Open Source infobased on BSD licensecommercial infofree version is availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++JavaC and C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
All OS with a Java VM infoEmbedded (into Java applications) and Client-Server operating modesAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
AIX
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesoptional
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL-92yesyesEmbedded SQL for jBASE in BASIC
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
HTTP API infoJDBC via HTTP
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Java
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresstored procedures and stored functionsJava, SQLyesyes
Triggersyesyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnoneyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID
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.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights can be defined down to the item level

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