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DBMS > Altibase vs. IBM Db2 vs. SAP Adaptive Server

System Properties Comparison Altibase vs. IBM Db2 vs. SAP Adaptive Server

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NameAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Adaptive Server infoformer name: Sybase ASE  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxThe SAP (Sybase) Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) is an enterprise-class RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin Db2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Spatial DBMS infowith Db2 Spatial Extender
Spatial DBMS infowith Boeing's Spatial Query Server
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Score1.25
Rank#175  Overall
#86  Relational DBMS
Score146.61
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score42.76
Rank#25  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Websitealtibase.comwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.sap.com/­products/­sybase-ase.html
Technical documentationgithub.com/­ALTIBASE/­Documents/­tree/­master/­Manualswww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGhelp.sap.com/­viewer/­product/­SAP_ASE
DeveloperAltibaseIBMSAP, Sybase
Initial release19991983 infohost version1987
Current releasev7.1.0.5.3, March 202112.1, October 201616.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infosince February 2018commercial infofree version is availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C and C++C and C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL-92yesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
ADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
C
C++
Cobol
Java
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresstored procedures and stored functionsyesJava and Transact-SQL
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux Versionhorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)Multi-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
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-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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