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DBMS > Derby vs. IBM Db2 vs. jBASE

System Properties Comparison Derby vs. IBM Db2 vs. jBASE

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NameDerby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.Common in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxA robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middleware
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBMultivalue DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument 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
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Score4.51
Rank#76  Overall
#43  Relational DBMS
Score165.46
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score1.69
Rank#130  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Websitedb.apache.org/­derbywww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.jbase.com
Technical documentationdb.apache.org/­derby/­manuals/­index.htmlwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGdocs.zumasys.com/­jbase
DeveloperApache Software FoundationIBMZumasys
Initial release19971983 infohost version1991
Current release10.15.2.0, March 202012.1, October 20165.7
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial infofree version is availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
AIX
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesoptional
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.yesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesEmbedded SQL for jBASE in BASIC
APIs and other access methodsJDBCADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
Supported programming languagesJavaC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Stored Proceduresyesyes
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights can be defined down to the item level

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