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System Properties Comparison Datastax Enterprise vs. Elasticsearch vs. IBM Db2

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NameDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDataStax Enterprise (DSE) is the always-on, scalable data platform built on Apache Cassandra and designed for hybrid Cloud. DSE integrates graph, search, analytics, administration, developer tooling, and monitoring into a unified platform.A distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/Linux
Primary database modelWide column storeSearch engineRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDB
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Document storeDocument store
RDF store infoin DB2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score8.63
Rank#42  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score149.27
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score171.56
Rank#6  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterprisewww.elastic.co/­products/­elasticsearchwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­us/­en/­db2
Technical documentationdocs.datastax.comwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGG
DeveloperDataStaxElasticIBM
Initial release201120101983 infohost version
Current release6.7, December 20187.3.0, August 201912.1, October 2016
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic Licensecommercial infofree version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaJavaC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
All OS with a Java VMAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
XQuery
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Community Contributed Clients
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyes
Triggersyesyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux Version
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingyesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesES-Hadoop Connectorno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemTunable Consistency infoconsistency level can be individually decided with each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Eventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, all
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsnoACID
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.yesMemcached and Redis integration
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Datastax EnterpriseElasticsearchIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2
Specific characteristics100% continuous availability, real-time, distributed, massive scale data management...
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Elasticsearch is a highly scalable open source full-text search and analytics engine....
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Competitive advantagesSupporting the following application requirements: Contextual: complete data layer...
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Open source, real-time index, search and analysis, horizontally scalable, distributed,...
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Typical application scenariosApplications that must serve contextual information and be always-on, distributed,...
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Key customersCapital One, Cisco, Comcast, eBay, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Safeway, Sony, UBS, and...
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Market metricsAmong the Forbes 100 Most Innovative Companies, DataStax is trusted by 5 of the top...
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More than 250 million cumulative downloads More than 100,000 community members in...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAnnual subscription
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The Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash) is free and open source...
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