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

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NameAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparisonOpenQM infoalso called QM  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxA robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middlewareQpenQM is a high-performance, self-tuning, multi-value DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBMultivalue DBMSMultivalue 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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Score1.25
Rank#174  Overall
#85  Relational DBMS
Score149.66
Rank#8  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score1.77
Rank#142  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.41
Rank#272  Overall
#10  Multivalue DBMS
Websitealtibase.comwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.jbase.comwww.openqm.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­ALTIBASE/­Documents/­tree/­master/­Manualswww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGdocs.zumasys.com/­jbasewww.openqm.com/­support/­documentation
DeveloperAltibaseIBMZumasysMartin Phillips
Initial release19991983 infohost version19911993
Current releasev7.1.0.5.3, March 202112.1, October 20165.73.4-12
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infosince February 2018commercial infofree version is availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, extended commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++C and C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
AIX
Linux
Windows
AIX
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes infowith some exceptions
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesoptional
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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL-92yesEmbedded SQL for jBASE in BASICno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
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
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
.Net
Basic
C
Java
Objective C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresstored procedures and stored functionsyesyesyes
Triggersyesyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)yesyes
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 integrityyesyesnono
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelAccess rights can be defined down to the item level

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