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NameGigaSpaces  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance in-memory data grid platform, powering three products: Smart Cache, Smart ODS (Operational Data Store), Smart Augmented TransactionsScalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/Linux
Primary database modelDocument store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Time Series DBMSRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDB
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
Search engine
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Document 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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Score0.95
Rank#180  Overall
#30  Document stores
#7  Object oriented DBMS
Score1.28
Rank#154  Overall
#11  Time Series DBMS
Score159.19
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.gigaspaces.comgriddb.netwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2
Technical documentationdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmldocs.griddb.netwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGG
DeveloperGigaspaces TechnologiesToshiba CorporationIBM
Initial release200020131983 infohost version
Current release15.5, September 20204.6, February 202112.1, October 2016
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availablecommercial infofree version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetC++C and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
LinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampyes
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 infoXML can be used for describing objects metadatano
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-99 for query and DML statementsSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)yes
APIs and other access methodsGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Proprietary protocolADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
Supported programming languages.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyes
Triggersyes, event driven architectureyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux Version
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replicationyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANYImmediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containers
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID at container levelACID
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 controlRole-based access controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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GigaSpacesGridDBIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2
Specific characteristicsGigaSpaces, the pioneer of In-Memory Computing , drives enterprise digital transformation...
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GridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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Competitive advantages​ AI Driven Autonomous Operations – GigaSpaces’ unique AI driven technology simplifies...
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1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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Typical application scenariosApplication Acceleration, Smart Caching, BI Acceleration on Fresh Data, Digital Integration...
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Factory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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Key customersMorgan Stanley, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, PriceRunner, Cerner, Societe Generale,...
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Denso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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Market metricsForrester has positioned GigaSpaces as a strong performer in The Forrester Wave™:...
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GitHub trending repository
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Licensing and pricing modelsGigaSpaces offers both open source and commercial editions with annual subscriptions....
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Open Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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