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DBMS > Firebolt vs. IBM Db2 warehouse vs. VoltDB

System Properties Comparison Firebolt vs. IBM Db2 warehouse vs. VoltDB

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NameFirebolt  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDB  Xexclude from comparisonVoltDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHighly scalable cloud data warehouse and analytics product infoForked from ClickhouseCloud-based data warehousing serviceDistributed In-Memory NewSQL RDBMS infoUsed for OLTP applications with a high frequency of relatively simple transactions, that can hold all their data in memory
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.39
Rank#129  Overall
#62  Relational DBMS
Score1.84
Rank#153  Overall
#71  Relational DBMS
Score1.61
Rank#164  Overall
#76  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.firebolt.iowww.ibm.com/­products/­db2/­warehousewww.voltdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.firebolt.iodocs.voltdb.com
DeveloperFirebolt Analytics Inc.IBMVoltDB Inc.
Initial release202020142010
Current release11.3, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoAGPL for Community Edition, commercial license for Enterprise, AWS, and Pro Editions
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, C++
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
OS X infofor development
Data schemeyesyesyes
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.no infoImport/export of XML data possible
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes infoonly a subset of SQL 99
APIs and other access methods.Net
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Java API
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesGo
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
C#
C++
Erlang infonot officially supported
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoPL/SQL, SQL PLJava
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesdepending on storage layeryesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno infoFOREIGN KEY constraints are not supported
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoTransactions are executed single-threaded within stored procedures
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoSnapshots and command logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers and roles with access to stored procedures

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