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DBMS > IBM Cloudant vs. Ignite vs. SAP IQ

System Properties Comparison IBM Cloudant vs. Ignite vs. SAP IQ

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NameIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonIgnite  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBApache Ignite is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads, delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.Columnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analytics
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS infocolumn-oriented
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.68
Rank#106  Overall
#20  Document stores
Score3.16
Rank#96  Overall
#15  Key-value stores
#49  Relational DBMS
Score2.75
Rank#104  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­cloudantignite.apache.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­technology-platform/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.html
Technical documentationcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantapacheignite.readme.io/­docshelp.sap.com/­docs/­SAP_IQ
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Apache Software FoundationSAP, formerly Sybase
Initial release201020151994
Current releaseApache Ignite 2.616.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageErlangC++, Java, .Net
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIHDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)yes
Triggersyesyes (cache interceptors and events)yes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexer
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes (replicated cache)SAP/Sybase Replication Server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)Hadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possibleACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingyesyes
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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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