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System Properties Comparison GridGain vs. IBM Db2 vs. Ignite

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NameGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonIgnite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache IgniteCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxApache Ignite is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads, delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.
Primary database modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin Db2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Spatial DBMS infowith Db2 Spatial Extender
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.41
Rank#129  Overall
#26  Key-value stores
#63  Relational DBMS
Score142.97
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score5.50
Rank#78  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
#41  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.gridgain.comwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2ignite.apache.org
Technical documentationwww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latestwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGapacheignite.readme.io/­docs
DeveloperGridGain Systems, Inc.IBMApache Software Foundation
Initial release20071983 infohost version2015
Current releaseGridGain 8.5.112.1, October 2016Apache Ignite 2.6
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree version is availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetC and C++C++, Java, .Net
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.yesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLyesANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDL
APIs and other access methodsHDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
ADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)yesyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)
Triggersyes (cache interceptors and events)yesyes (cache interceptors and events)
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes (replicated cache)yes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)yes (replicated cache)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)noyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardSecurity Hooks for custom implementations

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