DB-EnginesExtremeDB: the first and only COTS deterministic embedded database management system for mission- and safety-critical hard real-time applicationsEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > H2 vs. HyperSQL vs. IBM Db2 vs. LeanXcale vs. Tarantool

System Properties Comparison H2 vs. HyperSQL vs. IBM Db2 vs. LeanXcale vs. Tarantool

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameH2  Xexclude from comparisonHyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonLeanXcale  Xexclude from comparisonTarantool  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.Multithreaded, transactional RDBMS written in Java infoalso known as HSQLDBCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxA highly scalable full ACID SQL database with fast NoSQL data ingestion and GIS capabilitiesIn-memory database with an integrated application server
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Key-value store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSDocument store
RDF store infoin Db2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Spatial DBMS infowith Db2 Spatial Extender
Document store
Relational DBMS
Spatial DBMS infowith Tarantool/GIS extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score10.12
Rank#47  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score5.04
Rank#73  Overall
#40  Relational DBMS
Score167.18
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score0.23
Rank#283  Overall
#42  Key-value stores
#131  Relational DBMS
Score1.65
Rank#134  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Websitewww.h2database.comhsqldb.orgwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.leanxcale.comwww.tarantool.io
Technical documentationwww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmlhsqldb.org/­web/­hsqlDocsFrame.htmlwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGwww.tarantool.io/­en/­doc
DeveloperThomas MuellerIBMLeanXcaleMail.ru Group
Initial release200520011983 infohost version20152008
Current release1.4.200, October 20192.6.1, October 202112.1, October 20162.4.2, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)Open Source infobased on BSD licensecommercial infofree version is availablecommercialOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageJavaJavaC and C++C and C++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMAll OS with a Java VM infoEmbedded (into Java applications) and Client-Server operating modesAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
BSD
Linux
macOS
Data schemeyesyesyesyesschema-free, schema definition possible
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesstring, double, decimal, uuid, integer, blob, boolean
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyesyes infothrough Apache DerbyFull-featured ANSI SQL support
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
HTTP API infoJDBC via HTTP
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
JDBC
Kafka Connector
ODBC
proprietary key/value interface
Spark Connector
Open binary protocol
Supported programming languagesJavaAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Java
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
C
Java
Scala
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined FunctionsJava, SQLyesLua, C and SQL stored procedures
Triggersyesyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionHash sharding based on virtual buckets
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesWith clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a databasenoneyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)Multi-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesyesyes, with SQL
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACIDACID, read commited
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyesyesyes, cooperative multitasking
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes, regular snapshots on disk, write ahead logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyesyes, full featured in-memory storage engine with persistence
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and roles
More information provided by the system vendor
H2HyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDBIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2LeanXcaleTarantool
Specific characteristicsFull ACID and full SQL operational database with analytical queries over operational...
» more
Competitive advantagesLinear scalability upto 100s of nodes (tested with 100 nodes and TPC-C).
» more
Typical application scenariosHybrid Transactional-Analytical Processing (HTAP) requiring an operational database...
» more
Key customersbanking/finance/fintech, telco, insurance, traveltech, M2M/IoT, retail
» more
Market metrics15 beta testers
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsannual fee covering license and support based on number of physical cores
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
H2HyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDBIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2LeanXcaleTarantool
DB-Engines blog posts

Data processing speed and reliability: in-memory synchronous replication
9 November 2021,  Vladimir Perepelytsya, Tarantool (sponsor) 

show all

Recent citations in the news

How to Set Up a New Database With LibreOffice Base
19 November 2020, MakeUseOf

DataGrip 1.0: A New IDE for DBs and SQL
31 December 2015, DZone News

provided by Google News

Qualys : Continuous Security Hardening and Monitoring for IBM® z/OS® Mainframes and Databases Using Qualys Policy Compliance
7 December 2021, marketscreener.com

What is Db2? - Definition from Techopedia
31 August 2021, Techopedia

Astadia Joins AWS Public Sector Partner Program
7 December 2021, Yahoo Finance

Hibernate Releases Version 1.0 of Reactive API
10 November 2021, InfoQ.com

IBM i PTF Guide, Volume 23, Number 46
17 November 2021, IT Jungle

provided by Google News

Big Data Market: 2018-2030 - $65 Billion Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts
22 June 2018, GlobeNewswire

Big Data in the Automotive Industry, 2018-2021 Report - Market Forecast to Reach $5 Billion
3 September 2018, PR Newswire

provided by Google News

Tarantool: A Lua-based database engine and in-memory data grid
13 April 2016, opensource.com

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Business Support Specialist
Diligene, New York, NY

Associate Full Stack Software Developer
Maxar Technologies, Ypsilanti, MI

Software Engineer
Consumer Direct Care Network, Missoula, MT

DB2 Database Administrator
Genesis Consulting LLC, Remote

Database Developer (DB2)
Zenaide Technologies, Remote

DB2 Database Administrator
M9 Solutions, Remote

DB2 Main Frame
Intone Networks, Columbus, OH

Sr. SQL Database Administrator
Press Ganey Associates, Inc., Remote

jobs by Indeed



Share this page

Featured Products

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 80GB free.

Couchbase logo

The modern database for enterprise applications. Build fast. Scale Big. Save more.
Get started today.

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

Neo4j logo

See for yourself how a graph database can make your life easier.
Use Neo4j online for free.

Present your product here