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System Properties Comparison Dgraph vs. IBM Db2 vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. Lovefield vs. OmniSci

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NameDgraph  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed and scalable native Graph DBMSCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxA containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalabilityEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptA high performance, column-oriented RDBMS, specifically developed to harness the massive parallelism of modern CPU and GPU hardware
Primary database modelGraph DBMSRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin Db2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Spatial DBMS infowith Db2 Spatial Extender
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.51
Rank#139  Overall
#11  Graph DBMS
Score164.20
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score1.80
Rank#128  Overall
#21  Document stores
#23  Key-value stores
#2  Object oriented DBMS
#63  Relational DBMS
Score0.27
Rank#275  Overall
#127  Relational DBMS
Score1.27
Rank#153  Overall
#73  Relational DBMS
Websitedgraph.iowww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-irisgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldgithub.com/­omnisci/­omniscidb
www.omnisci.com
Technical documentationdgraph.io/­docswww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGdocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clsgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mddocs.omnisci.com
DeveloperDgraph Labs, Inc.IBMInterSystemsGoogleMapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release20161983 infohost version201820142016
Current release12.1, October 20162021.1, June 20212.1.12, February 20175.10, January 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree version is availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageGoC and C++JavaScriptC++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
AIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyesdepending on used data modelyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
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.noyesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyesSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternyes
APIs and other access methodsGraphQL query language
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Vega
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScriptAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyesnono
TriggersnoyesyesUsing read-only observersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionShardingnoneSharding infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSynchronous replication via Raftyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)Source-replica replicationnoneMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infousing MemoryDByes
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoPlanned for future releasesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyesnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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DgraphIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2InterSystems IRISLovefieldOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018
Specific characteristicsOptimizes memory and compute layers to deliver unprecedented performance. Natively...
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Competitive advantagesHorizontally scalable transactional graph database with fast arbitrary-depth joins...
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Only OmniSci allows users to visually and interactively discover high-value patterns,...
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Typical application scenariosSpatiotemporal and interactive visual analysis on massive, disparate datasets.
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Licensing and pricing modelsOmniSci Free (Free Forever), Foundations ($2k/month), and Enterprise Licensure (Inquire...
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