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System Properties Comparison Altibase vs. IBM Db2 vs. SAP Advantage Database Server

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NameAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADS  Xexclude from comparison
SAP Advantage Database Server seems to be discontinued. Therefore it is excluded from the DB-Engines Ranking.
DescriptionAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxLow-cost RDBMS with access to ISAM and FoxPro data structures
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
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.91
Rank#196  Overall
#90  Relational DBMS
Score124.40
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitealtibase.comwww.ibm.com/­products/­db2www.sap.com/products/advantage-database-server.html
Technical documentationgithub.com/­ALTIBASE/­Documents/­tree/­master/­Manualswww.ibm.com/­docs/­en/­db2
DeveloperAltibaseIBMSybase, SAP
Initial release19991983 infohost version1993
Current releasev7.3, 2023, August 202312.1, October 2016
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoOpen source edition discontinued with March 2023commercial infofree version is availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C and C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Linux
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
.NET Client API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
Delphi
Perl
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresstored procedures and stored functionsyesyes
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux Versionnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)Multi-source replication infoCONFLICT Trigger to resolve replication conflicts
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.yesno infocaching of (temporary) tables can be configured
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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