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DBMS > Apache IoTDB vs. GeoMesa vs. IBM Db2 warehouse vs. InterSystems IRIS

System Properties Comparison Apache IoTDB vs. GeoMesa vs. IBM Db2 warehouse vs. InterSystems IRIS

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NameApache IoTDB  Xexclude from comparisonGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDB  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA lightweight IoT native database management system deployable on the device and syncing the collected data with the cloud and integrated with Hadoop and SparkGeoMesa is a distributed spatio-temporal DBMS based on various systems as storage layer.Cloud-based data warehousing serviceA containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalability
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSSpatial DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.17
Rank#293  Overall
#24  Time Series DBMS
Score0.71
Rank#207  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Score1.70
Rank#134  Overall
#67  Relational DBMS
Score1.74
Rank#130  Overall
#21  Document stores
#24  Key-value stores
#2  Object oriented DBMS
#64  Relational DBMS
Websiteiotdb.apache.orgwww.geomesa.orgwww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-warehousewww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-iris
Technical documentationwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmldocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.cls
DeveloperApache Software FoundationCCRi and othersIBMInterSystems
Initial release2018201420142018
Current release3.1.1, January 20212021.1, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache License 2.0commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaScala
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM (>= 1.8)hostedAIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesdepending on used data model
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.nonono infoImport/export of XML data possibleyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoPL/SQL, SQL PLyes
Triggersnonoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesdepending on storage layerShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesdepending on storage layeryesSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsIntegration with Hadoop and Sparkyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency with synchronizing with the clouddepending on storage layerImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACIDACID
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.yesdepending on storage layeryesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storagefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes

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