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System Properties Comparison Amazon Redshift vs. FoundationDB vs. IBM Db2 vs. MonetDB

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NameAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparison
Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market. As a consequence, the product was removed from the DB-Engines ranking. In April 2018, Apple open-sourced FoundationDB and it therefore reappears in the ranking.
DescriptionLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence toolsOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.Common in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxA relational database management system that stores data in columns
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational 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)
Document store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score22.41
Rank#29  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Score0.91
Rank#167  Overall
#26  Document stores
#31  Key-value stores
#80  Relational DBMS
Score163.17
Rank#6  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score1.89
Rank#124  Overall
#61  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­redshiftwww.foundationdb.orgwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.monetdb.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftapple.github.io/­foundationdbwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGwww.monetdb.org/­Documentation
DeveloperAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)FoundationDBIBMMonetDB BV
Initial release201220131983 infohost version2004
Current release6.2.11, November 201912.1, October 2016Jun2020, June 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree version is availableOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageCC++C and C++C
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free infosome layers support schemasyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno infosome layers support typingyesyes
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 indexesrestrictednoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardsupported in specific SQL layer onlyyesyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensions
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
JDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Pythonin SQL-layer onlyyesyes, in SQL, C, R
Triggersnonoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionSharding via remote tables
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)none infoMaster-slave replication available in experimental status
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyLinearizable consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemin SQL-layer onlyyesyes
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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon RedshiftFoundationDBIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2MonetDB
Specific characteristicsColumn-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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Competitive advantagesScalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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Typical application scenariosAnalytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
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Key customersNumascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
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Licensing and pricing modelsFree and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
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