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System Properties Comparison CrateDB vs. IBM Db2

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NameCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed Date Store based on LuceneCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/Linux
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Search engine
Relational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDB
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS
Document store
RDF store infoin Db2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Spatial DBMS infowith Db2 Spatial Extender
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.95
Rank#180  Overall
#87  Relational DBMS
#13  Search engines
Score161.22
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Websitecrate.iowww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2
Technical documentationcrate.io/­docswww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGG
DeveloperCrateIBM
Initial release20131983 infohost version
Current release12.1, October 2016
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Sourcecommercial infofree version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 SQLyes, but no triggers and constraintsyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET infocommunity maintained client
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
Supported programming languagesErlang
Go infocommunity maintained client
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) infocommunity maintained client
Perl infocommunity maintained client
PHP
Python
Ruby infocommunity maintained client
Scala infocommunity maintained client
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux Version
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infounique row identifiers can be used for implementing an optimistic concurrency control strategyACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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CrateDBIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2
Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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Competitive advantagesCrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications, particularly those...
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Typical application scenariosCrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data--often machine-generated--in...
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Key customersCrateDB customers include McAfee, Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2014. CrateDB was the winner of TechCrunch...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCrateDB pricing CrateDB Community Edition is open source and free to use under the...
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