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

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NameIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonNebulaGraph  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 DBMSA distributed, linear scalable, high perfomant Graph DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSGraph 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
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score151.39
Rank#8  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score29.15
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score926.30
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score1.18
Rank#169  Overall
#14  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-servergithub.com/­vesoft-inc/­nebula
nebula-graph.io
Technical documentationwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serverdocs.nebula-graph.io
DeveloperIBMMicrosoftVesoft Inc.
Initial release1983 infohost version201319892019
Current release12.1, October 20162.4, August 2022SQL Server 2019, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree version is availableOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0 + Common Clause 1.0
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++GoC++C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesStrong typed schema
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and Stringsyesyes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes infoNebula Graph internally uses the Key-Value store RocksDB for persistency. The vertices, edges, and their properties are stored as Key while their values are stored as Value. The primary indexes are per Key and secondary indexes are per Value.
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query languageyesSQL-like query language
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)
Browser interface
console (shell)
Proprietary native API
Query language nGQL
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
C++
Go
Java
Python
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 federationSharding
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 EditionCausal Clustering using Raft protocol
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infousing RocksDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoDepending on used storage engineyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardsimple rights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardRole-based access control
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IBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2InfluxDBMicrosoft SQL ServerNebulaGraph
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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NebulaGraph is a truly distributed, linearly scalable, lightning-fast graph database,...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value InfluxDB is available in all the popular languages and frameworks,...
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NebulaGraph boasts the world's only graph database solution that is able to host...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Developers are witnessing the instrumentation of every available...
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Social networking Fraud detection Knowledge graph Data warehouse management Anti...
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Key customersInfluxData has more than 1,300 paying customers, including customers include MuleSoft,...
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Currently we have some top internet companies in China implementing NebulaGraph in...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to drive 23,500 GitHub stars Over 600,000 daily active instances
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At our very early stage, NebulaGraph has already received 3.5k stars and thousands...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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NebulaGraph is open source and free to use under Apache 2.0 license and Common Clause...
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