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

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

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NameApache IoTDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDB  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonSpatiaLite  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 SparkCloud-based data warehousing serviceA containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalabilitySpatial extension of SQLite
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.17
Rank#293  Overall
#24  Time Series 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
Score1.91
Rank#122  Overall
#2  Spatial DBMS
Websiteiotdb.apache.orgwww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-warehousewww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-iriswww.gaia-gis.it/­fossil/­libspatialite/­index
Technical documentationdocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clswww.gaia-gis.it/­gaia-sins/­spatialite_topics.html
DeveloperApache Software FoundationIBMInterSystemsAlessandro Furieri
Initial release2018201420182008
Current release2021.1, June 20215.0.0, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercialcommercialOpen Source infoMPL 1.1, GPL v2.0 or LGPL v2.1
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM (>= 1.8)hostedAIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
server-less
Data schemeyesyesdepending on used data modelyes
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.nono infoImport/export of XML data possibleyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyesyesyes
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 proceduresnoPL/SQL, SQL PLyesno
Triggersnoyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsIntegration with Hadoop and Sparknonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency with synchronizing with the cloudImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACIDACID
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.yesyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyesno

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