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System Properties Comparison Amazon DocumentDB vs. IBM Db2 vs. VoltDB

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NameAmazon DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonVoltDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFast, scalable, highly available, and fully managed MongoDB-compatible database serviceCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxDistributed In-Memory NewSQL RDBMS infoUsed for OLTP applications with a high frequency of relatively simple transactions, that can hold all their data in memory
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational 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)
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Score0.65
Rank#183  Overall
#28  Document stores
Score171.35
Rank#6  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score1.55
Rank#126  Overall
#62  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­documentdbwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.voltdb.com
Technical documentationaws.amazon.com/­documentdb/­resourceswww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGdocs.voltdb.com
DeveloperIBMVoltDB Inc.
Initial release20191983 infohost version2010
Current release12.1, October 20169.0, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree version is availableOpen Source infoAGPL for Community Edition, commercial license for Enterprise, AWS, and Pro Editions
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC and C++Java, C++
Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Linux
OS X infofor development
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyes infoonly a subset of SQL 99
APIs and other access methodsproprietary protocol using JSON (MongoDB compatible)ADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
Java API
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
C#
C++
Erlang infonot officially supported
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesJava
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-availability zones for high availability, asynchronous replication for up to 15 read replicasyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)Master-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)nono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possibleyesno infoFOREIGN KEY constraints are not supported
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-document operationsACIDACID infoTransactions are executed single-threaded within stored procedures
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoSnapshots and command logging
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers and roles with access to stored procedures

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