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System Properties Comparison Altibase vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. MariaDB

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NameAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonMariaDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSA containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalabilityMySQL application compatible open source RDBMS, enhanced with high availability, security, interoperability and performance capabilities. MariaDB ColumnStore provides a column-oriented storage engine and MariaDB Xpand supports distributed SQL.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith OQGraph storage engine
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.12
Rank#166  Overall
#83  Relational DBMS
Score1.70
Rank#134  Overall
#22  Document stores
#25  Key-value stores
#3  Object oriented DBMS
#65  Relational DBMS
Score97.98
Rank#12  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Websitealtibase.comwww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-irismariadb.com infoSite of MariaDB Corporation
mariadb.org infoSite of MariaDB Foundation
Technical documentationgithub.com/­ALTIBASE/­Documents/­tree/­master/­Manualsdocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clsmariadb.com/­kb/­en/­library
DeveloperAltibaseInterSystemsMariaDB Corporation Ab (MariaDB Enterprise),
MariaDB Foundation (community MariaDB Server) infoThe lead developer Monty Widenius is the original author of MySQL
Initial release199920182009
Current releasev7.1.0.5.3, March 20212020.2, July 202010.6.3, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infosince February 2018commercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial enterprise subscription available
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
Linux
macOS
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
Solaris
Windows infoColumnStore storage engine not available on Windows
Data schemeyesdepending on used data modelyes infoDynamic columns are supported
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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL-92yesyes infowith proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresstored procedures and stored functionsyesyes infoPL/SQL compatibility added with version 10.3
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingseveral options for horizontal partitioning and Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replicationMulti-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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infonot for in-memory storage engine
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes infowith MEMORY storage engine
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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AltibaseInterSystems IRISMariaDB
Specific characteristicsAltibase is an enterprise grade open source DBMS . It allows for high performance...
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InterSystems IRIS is a complete cloud-first data platform which includes a multi-model...
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MariaDB is the most powerful open source relational database – modern SQL and JSON...
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Competitive advantagesSince its inception, Altibase has been renowned for its in-memory capabilities. Altibase...
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MariaDB has many features unavailable in other open source relational databases....
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Typical application scenariosAltibase has been deployed for over 6000 mission-critical use cases that demand hundreds...
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Web, SaaS and Cloud operational/transactional applications that require high availability,...
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Key customersSince 1999, Altibase has served over 600 enterprise clients including 9 Fortune Global...
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Deutsche Bank, DBS Bank, Nasdaq, Red Hat, ServiceNow, Verizon and Walgreens Featured...
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Market metricsOver 600 global enterprise clients including 8 Fortune Global 500 companies Over...
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MariaDB is the default database in the LAMP stack supplied by Red Hat and SUSE Linux,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsNo License Cost Altibase is an open source DBMS which includes its sharding Subscription...
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