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DB2 System Properties

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NameDB2
DescriptionCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/Linux
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDB
Additional database modelsDocument store
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score194.06
Rank#6  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­analytics/­us/­en/­db2
Technical documentationwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGG
DeveloperIBM
Initial release1983 infohost version
Current releaseDb2 Data Server (11.1), April 2016
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree version is available
Cloud-based infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno
Implementation languageC and C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Data schemeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes
APIs and other access methodsJSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
XQuery
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes
Triggersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux Version
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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Conferences and events

IDUG DB2 Tech Conference North America 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 29 April 2018 - 3 May 2018

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