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System Properties Comparison Google Search Appliance vs. IBM Db2

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NameGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionThe Google Search Appliance consists of hardware and software for indexing documents in local networks.Common in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/Linux
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDB
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin DB2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
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Score2.86
Rank#86  Overall
#9  Search engines
Score170.77
Rank#6  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Websiteenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.htmlwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­us/­en/­db2
Technical documentationsupport.google.com/­gsawww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGG
DeveloperGoogleIBM
Initial release20021983 infohost version
Current release12.1, October 2016
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC and C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Data schemeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes
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
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes
APIs and other access methodsAdministrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
XQuery
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes
Triggersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux Version
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlUser authentication via various security protocolsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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Conferences and events

IDUG Db2 Tech Conference Europe 2019
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