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System Properties Comparison IBM Db2 vs. InfluxDB vs. Memcached

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NameIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for caching
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBTime Series DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin DB2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score163.17
Rank#6  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score21.86
Rank#30  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score25.84
Rank#27  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Websitewww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.memcached.org
Technical documentationwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wiki
DeveloperIBMDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournal
Initial release1983 infohost version20132003
Current release12.1, October 20161.8.0, April 20201.6.0, March 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree version is availableOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoBSD license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++GoC
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and Stringsno
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
Secondary indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionSharding infoin enterprise version onlynone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)selectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlynone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallity
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesno
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoDepending on used storage engine
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardsimple rights management via user accountsyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocol
More information provided by the system vendor
IBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2InfluxDBMemcached
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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