DB-EnginesExtremeDB: the first and only COTS deterministic embedded database management system for mission- and safety-critical hard real-time applicationsEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > IBM Db2 vs. InfluxDB vs. Postgres-XL

System Properties Comparison IBM Db2 vs. InfluxDB vs. Postgres-XL

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
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
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score166.56
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score29.50
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.68
Rank#213  Overall
#106  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperIBM
Initial release1983 infohost version20132014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release12.1, October 20162.0.8, August 202110 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree version is availableOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageC and C++GoC
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
macOS
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 infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query languageyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
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++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnouser defined functions
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionSharding infoin enterprise version onlyhorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)selectable replication factor infoin enterprise version only
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 infoMVCC
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 engineno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardsimple rights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
IBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2InfluxDBPostgres-XL
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
» more
Competitive advantagesTime to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
» more
Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
» more
Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
» more
Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
» more
News

Industry 4.0 Defined and Explained
21 September 2021

Come See Us at KubeCon North America
20 September 2021

Using the Flux VS Code Extension for IoT Application Development
20 September 2021

Release Announcement: Telegraf 1.20.0
17 September 2021

Why I Joined InfluxData – Charles Mahler
17 September 2021

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
IBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2InfluxDBPostgres-XL
DB-Engines blog posts

Why Build a Time Series Data Platform?
20 July 2017, Paul Dix (guest author)

Time Series DBMS are the database category with the fastest increase in popularity
4 July 2016, Matthias Gelbmann

Time Series DBMS as a new trend?
1 June 2015, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

What is Db2? - Definition from Techopedia
31 August 2021, Techopedia

McNeely Technology Solutions Expands Database Services to include Db2 LUW
21 September 2021, what's up

Perfect C2090-600 Dumps - Free PDF Questions Curated By IBM Experts
23 September 2021, The African Exponent

Real C2090-616 Dumps - Free PDF Questions Curated By IBM Experts
23 September 2021, The African Exponent

Best cloud databases of 2021
14 September 2021, ITProPortal

provided by Google News

Time Series Databases Software Market Size, Growth, and Key Players – InfluxDB, Prometheus, Kx Systems Inc., Amazon Web Service (AWS), Google, LLC, DataStax – Stillwater Current
22 September 2021, Stillwater Current

InfluxData releases InfluxDB Notebooks to enhance collaboration for teams working with time series data
14 April 2021, Business Wire

InfluxData Closes 2020 with Exponential Cloud Growth, Expanding User Base, and Big New Customers
14 January 2021, Business Wire

InfluxData Advances Possibilities of Time Series Data With General Availability of InfluxDB 2.0
10 November 2020, Business Wire

InfluxDB to Revamp Storage Engine for Time-Series Database
30 November 2020, DevOps.com

provided by Google News

Building a scalable PostgreSQL solution
14 April 2019, Packt Hub

When PostgreSQL Doesn't Scale Well Enough
18 April 2016, DZone News

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Crypto News and Price Data
1 March 2020, CoinDesk

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Sr. DB2 LUW DBA
Intone Networks, Pleasant Prairie, WI

Database Administrators
Uline, Pleasant Prairie, WI

IT Specialist (Database Administrator)
US Social Security Administration, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Database Administrator
Telnet Inc, Wisconsin

Senior DB2 Database Administrator
JPG Infotech LLC, Austin, TX

jobs by Indeed



Share this page

Featured Products

Couchbase logo

The modern database for enterprise applications. Build fast. Scale Big. Save more.
Get started today.

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 5 GB free..

Vertica logo

The fastest unified analytical warehouse at extreme scale with in-database machine learning. Try Vertica for free with no time limit.

Neo4j logo

See for yourself how a graph database can make your life easier.
Use Neo4j online for free.

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Present your product here