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DBMS > Graph Engine vs. IBM Db2 vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. RRDtool

System Properties Comparison Graph Engine vs. IBM Db2 vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. RRDtool

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NameGraph Engine infoformer name: Trinity  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed in-memory data processing engine, underpinned by a strongly-typed RAM store and a general distributed computation engineCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxMicrosofts relational DBMSIndustry standard data logging and graphing tool for time series data. RRD is an acronym for round-robin database. infoThe data is stored in a circular buffer, thus the system storage footprint remains constant over time.
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin DB2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Document store
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.74
Rank#198  Overall
#16  Graph DBMS
#34  Key-value stores
Score161.62
Rank#6  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score1037.64
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score3.06
Rank#98  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.graphengine.iowww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serveross.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool
Technical documentationwww.graphengine.io/­docs/­manualwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serveross.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
DeveloperMicrosoftIBMMicrosoftTobias Oetiker
Initial release20101983 infohost version19891999
Current release12.1, October 2016SQL Server 2019, November 20191.7.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT Licensecommercial infofree version is availablecommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSS
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation language.NET and CC and C++C++C infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
Server operating systems.NETAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Linux
Windows
HP-UX
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesNumeric data only
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.noyesno infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possible
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyesno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
in-process shared library
Pipes
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
F#
Visual Basic
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
C infowith librrd library
C# infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Java infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
JavaScript (Node.js) infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Lua
Perl
PHP infowith a wrapper library
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javano
Triggersnoyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux Versiontables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)yes, but depending on the SQL-Server Editionnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infoby using the rrdcached daemon
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentoptional: either by committing a write-ahead log (WAL) to the local persistent storage or by dumping the memory to a persistent storageyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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