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DBMS > Google BigQuery vs. IBM Db2 vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Splunk

System Properties Comparison Google BigQuery vs. IBM Db2 vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Splunk

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NameGoogle BigQuery  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLarge scale data warehouse service with append-only tablesCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsAnalytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin DB2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score25.44
Rank#27  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Score172.60
Rank#6  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score5.43
Rank#58  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score89.06
Rank#12  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websitecloud.google.com/­bigquerywww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­bigquery/­docswww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperGoogleIBMSAP infoformerly SybaseSplunk Inc.
Initial release20101983 infohost version19922003
Current release12.1, October 201617, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree version is availablecommercialcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageC and C++
Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyesno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
Supported programming languages.Net
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin JavaScriptyesyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlyes
Triggersnoyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)Master-slave replication infoDatabase mirroringMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoSince BigQuery is designed for querying dataACIDACIDno infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess privileges (owner, writer, reader) for whole datasets, not for individual tables infoGoogle Cloud Identity & Access Management (IAM)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and roles

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