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DBMS > IBM Db2 vs. Impala vs. jBASE

System Properties Comparison IBM Db2 vs. Impala vs. jBASE

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NameIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxAnalytic DBMS for HadoopA robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middleware
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMSMultivalue DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin Db2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Spatial DBMS infowith Db2 Spatial Extender
Document store
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Score167.52
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score18.93
Rank#38  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score1.97
Rank#125  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlwww.jbase.com
Technical documentationwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGdocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmldocs.zumasys.com/­jbase
DeveloperIBMClouderaZumasys
Initial release1983 infohost version20131991
Current release12.1, October 20163.4.0, April 20205.7
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree version is availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
LinuxAIX
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesoptional
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like DML and DDL statementsEmbedded SQL for jBASE in BASIC
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceyes
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)selectable replication factoryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoquery execution via MapReduceno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and KerberosAccess rights can be defined down to the item level

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