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System Properties Comparison IBM Db2 vs. InfluxDB vs. Microsoft SQL Server

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NameIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsMicrosofts flagship relational DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin Db2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Spatial DBMS infowith Db2 Spatial Extender
Spatial DBMS infowith GEO packageDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
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Score159.19
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score29.86
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score933.83
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-server
DeveloperIBMMicrosoft
Initial release1983 infohost version20131989
Current release12.1, October 20162.0.8, August 2021SQL Server 2019, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree version is availableOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercial inforestricted free version is available
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
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and Stringsyes
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 indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
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
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionSharding infoin enterprise version onlytables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)selectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
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.yes infoDepending on used storage engineyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardsimple rights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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IBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2InfluxDBMicrosoft SQL Server
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value InfluxDB is available in all the popular languages and frameworks,...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Developers are witnessing the instrumentation of every available...
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Key customersInfluxData has more than 1,300 paying customers, including customers include MuleSoft,...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to drive 23,500 GitHub stars Over 600,000 daily active instances
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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