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System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. IBM Db2 vs. RDF4J

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBRDF store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin Db2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Spatial DBMS infowith Db2 Spatial Extender
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Score0.77
Rank#200  Overall
#32  Document stores
Score160.32
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score0.73
Rank#204  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2rdf4j.org
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperIBMSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release20161983 infohost version2004
Current release12.1, October 2016
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3commercial infofree version is availableOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languagePythonC and C++Java
Server operating systemsLinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux Versionnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
User concepts infoAccess controlyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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