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System Properties Comparison Google Search Appliance vs. IBM Db2 vs. Prometheus vs. Splunk

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NameGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  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/LinuxOpen-source TimeSeries DBMS and monitoring systemAnalytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBTime Series 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
Score2.77
Rank#90  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score165.55
Rank#6  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score4.01
Rank#73  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
Score88.77
Rank#12  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websiteenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.htmlwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2prometheus.iowww.splunk.com
Technical documentationsupport.google.com/­gsawww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGprometheus.io/­docsdocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperGoogleIBMSplunk Inc.
Initial release20021983 infohost version20152003
Current release12.1, October 2016
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree version is availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++Go
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Linux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data onlyyes
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.nono infoImport of XML data possibleyes
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesnono infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsAdministrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIHTTP REST
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
.Net
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyes
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)yes infoby FederationMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono 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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlUser authentication via various security protocolsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoAccess rights for users and roles

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