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System Properties Comparison GridDB vs. IBM Db2 vs. Informix vs. Memcached vs. MonetDB

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NameGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonInformix  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxA secure embeddable database from IBM, positioned besides DB2 as a relatively low-cost product optimized for OLTP and Internet of Things dataIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingA relational database management system that stores data in columns
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDBKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Document store
RDF store infoin DB2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Document store
Time Series DBMS infowith Informix TimeSeries Extension
Document store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.48
Rank#209  Overall
#11  Time Series DBMS
Score165.55
Rank#6  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score24.89
Rank#28  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Score25.30
Rank#27  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score1.95
Rank#116  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Websitegriddb.netwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.ibm.com/­products/­informixwww.memcached.orgwww.monetdb.org
Technical documentationgriddb.net/­en/­docs/­documents/­1-1_what-is-griddb.phpwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
github.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikiwww.monetdb.org/­Documentation
DeveloperToshiba CorporationIBMIBM, HCL Technologies infoEffective May 1st, 2017, HCL took on development, technical support, and product management teams, and works jointly with IBM on product strategy, marketing, and sales.Danga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalMonetDB BV
Initial release20131983 infohost version198420032004
Current release4.2, June 201912.1, October 201614.10.FC3, December 20191.5.12, November 2018Nov2019-SP1, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availablecommercial infofree version is availablecommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageC++C and C++C, C++ and JavaCC
Server operating systemsLinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampyesyes infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypesnoyes
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 indexesyesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL92 (advanced edition only), SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)yesyesnoyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensions
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
JDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocolJDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyesnoyes, in SQL, C, R
Triggersyesyesyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionShardingnoneSharding via remote tables
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)Master-master replication
Master-slave replication
none infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallitynone infoMaster-slave replication available in experimental status
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containersImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID at container levelACIDACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesnoyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controlsyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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GridDBIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2InformixMemcachedMonetDB
Specific characteristicsGridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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Column-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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Competitive advantages1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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Scalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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Typical application scenariosFactory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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Analytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
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Key customersDenso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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Numascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
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Market metricsGitHub trending repository
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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Free and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
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