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DBMS > Datastax Enterprise vs. IBM Db2 warehouse vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. Kdb+

System Properties Comparison Datastax Enterprise vs. IBM Db2 warehouse vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. Kdb+

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NameDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDB  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  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.Cloud-based data warehousing serviceA containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalabilityHigh performance Time Series DBMS
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Search engine
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score8.95
Rank#51  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score1.70
Rank#134  Overall
#67  Relational DBMS
Score1.74
Rank#130  Overall
#21  Document stores
#24  Key-value stores
#2  Object oriented DBMS
#64  Relational DBMS
Score8.13
Rank#53  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterprisewww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-warehousewww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-iriskx.com
Technical documentationdocs.datastax.comdocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clscode.kx.com
DeveloperDataStaxIBMInterSystemsKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plc
Initial release2011201420182000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 2003
Current release6.8, April 20202021.1, June 20213.6, May 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercialcommercial infofree 32-bit version
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaq
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
hostedAIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesdepending on used data modelyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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 infoImport/export of XML data possibleyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLyesyesSQL-like query language (q)
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoPL/SQL, SQL PLyesuser defined functions
Triggersyesyesyesyes infowith views
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingShardinghorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingyesSource-replica replicationSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono infosimilar paradigm used for internal processing
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency infoconsistency level can be individually decided with each write operation
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyesrights management via user accounts
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Datastax EnterpriseIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDBInterSystems IRISKdb+
Specific characteristicsDataStax Enterprise is scale-out data infrastructure for enterprises that need to...
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Integrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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Competitive advantagesSupporting the following application requirements: Zero downtime - Built on Apache...
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provides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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Typical application scenariosApplications that must be massively and linearly scalable with 100% uptime and able...
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tick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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Key customersCapital One, Cisco, Comcast, eBay, McDonald's, Microsoft, Safeway, Sony, UBS, and...
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Goldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Market metricsAmong the Forbes 100 Most Innovative Companies, DataStax is trusted by 5 of the top...
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kdb+ performance and reliability proven by our customers in critical infrastructure...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAnnual subscription
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