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DBMS > IBM Db2 vs. Impala vs. SAP Adaptive Server vs. STSdb

System Properties Comparison IBM Db2 vs. Impala vs. SAP Adaptive Server vs. STSdb

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NameIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Adaptive Server infoformer name: Sybase ASE  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxAnalytic DBMS for HadoopThe SAP (Sybase) Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) is an enterprise-class RDBMSKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin Db2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Spatial DBMS infowith Db2 Spatial Extender
Document storeSpatial DBMS infowith Boeing's Spatial Query Server
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score160.32
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score18.03
Rank#40  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score47.78
Rank#25  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Score0.01
Rank#345  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Websitewww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-ase.htmlgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGdocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmlhelp.sap.com/­viewer/­product/­SAP_ASE
DeveloperIBMClouderaSAP, SybaseSTS Soft SC
Initial release1983 infohost version201319872011
Current release12.1, October 20164.0.0, July 202116.04.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree version is availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++C++C and C++C#
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
LinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC
C++
Cobol
Java
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceJava and Transact-SQLno
Triggersyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionShardinghorizontal partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)selectable replication factorMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoquery execution via MapReducenono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberosfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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