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System Properties Comparison IBM Db2 vs. IBM Db2 warehouse vs. Teradata

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NameIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDB  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxCloud-based data warehousing serviceA hybrid cloud data analytics software platform (Teradata Vantage)
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin Db2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Spatial DBMS infowith Db2 Spatial Extender
Document store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score143.57
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score2.14
Rank#135  Overall
#66  Relational DBMS
Score65.43
Rank#18  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.ibm.com/­products/­db2-warehousewww.teradata.com
Technical documentationwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGdocs.teradata.com
DeveloperIBMIBMTeradata
Initial release1983 infohost version20141984
Current release12.1, October 2016Teradata Vantage 1.0 MU2, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree version is availablecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
hostedhosted
Linux
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.no infoImport/export of XML data possibleyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infoJoin-index to prejoin tables, aggregate index, sparse index, hash index
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes infoSQL 2016 + extensions
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
.NET Client API
HTTP REST
JDBC
JMS Adapter
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
C
C++
Cobol
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
Perl
PL/1
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesPL/SQL, SQL PLyes infoUDFs, stored procedures, table functions in parallel
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionShardingSharding infoHashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)yesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
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 controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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