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System Properties Comparison ArangoDB vs. IBM Db2 vs. Informix

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NameArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonInformix  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA multi-model DBMSCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxA secure embeddable database from IBM, positioned besides DB2 as a relatively low-cost product optimized for OLTP and Internet of Things data
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engine
Relational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDB
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin DB2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Document store
Time Series DBMS infowith Informix TimeSeries Extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.36
Rank#66  Overall
#11  Document stores
#4  Graph DBMS
#10  Key-value stores
#8  Search engines
Score171.56
Rank#6  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score25.40
Rank#27  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.arangodb.comwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­us/­en/­db2www.ibm.com/­analytics/­informix
Technical documentationwww.arangodb.com/­documentationwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
DeveloperArangoDB GmbH / triagens GmbHIBMIBM, HCL Technologies infoEffective May 1st, 2017, HCL took on development, technical support, and product management teams, and works jointly with IBM on product strategy, marketing, and sales.
Initial release20121983 infohost version1984
Current release3.5.0, August 201912.1, October 201614.10, March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial infofree version is availablecommercial infofree developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC, C++, JavaScriptC and C++C, C++ and Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Raspbian
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoautomatically recognizes schema within a collectionyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, double, boolean, list, hashyesyes infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON style queries
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
XQuery
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptyesyes
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infosince version 2.0Sharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)Master-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infocan be done with stored procedures in JavaScriptnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoconfigurable per collection or per write
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controls
More information provided by the system vendor
ArangoDBIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2Informix
News

When exceptions collide
19 September 2019

Multi-Model Database ArangoDB 3.5 released – Distributed Joins, Streaming Transactions, extended GraphDB & Search Capabilities
19 August 2019

Welcome Matt Ekstrom, CRO, and Jörg Schad, Head of Engineering & Machine Learning!
14 August 2019

RC7 of ArangoDB 3.5: Streaming Transactions API
5 August 2019

RC4 of ArangoDB 3.5: Configurable Analyzers & other ArangoSearch Upgrades
26 June 2019

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The Weight of Relational Databases: Time for Multi-Model?
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Conferences and events

IDUG Db2 Tech Conference Europe 2019
Rotterdam, Netherlands, 29-24 October 2019

IIUG Informix Conference 2019
Los Angeles, California, USA, 22-26 September 2019

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