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System Properties Comparison Citus vs. IBM Db2 warehouse vs. LokiJS

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NameCitus  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDB  Xexclude from comparisonLokiJS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable hybrid operational and analytics RDBMS for big data use cases based on PostgreSQLCloud-based data warehousing serviceIn-memory JavaScript DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.07
Rank#146  Overall
#71  Relational DBMS
Score1.90
Rank#118  Overall
#58  Relational DBMS
Score0.38
Rank#227  Overall
#32  Document stores
Websitewww.citusdata.comwww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-warehousegithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJS
Technical documentationdocs.citusdata.comtechfort.github.io/­LokiJS
DeveloperIBM
Initial release201020142014
Current release8.1, December 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availablecommercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageCJavaScript
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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.yes infospecific XML type available, but no XML query functionalityno infoImport/export of XML data possibleno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsyesno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
JavaScript API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.PL/SQL, SQL PLView functions in JavaScript
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno infoatomic operations within a single collection possible
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoSerialization of a DB in a Node.JS/Cordova/PhoneGap environment. Usage of the IndexedDB-API in a browser.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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