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System Properties Comparison IBM Db2 vs. InterSystems Caché vs. jBASE vs. Linter

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NameIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems Caché  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparisonLinter  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxA multi-model DBMS and application serverA robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middlewareRDBMS for high security requirements
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBKey-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Multivalue DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin DB2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Document store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score157.17
Rank#6  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score3.34
Rank#95  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
#1  Object oriented DBMS
#48  Relational DBMS
Score2.14
Rank#120  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.12
Rank#293  Overall
#131  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.intersystems.com/­products/­cachewww.jbase.comlinter.ru/­en
Technical documentationwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGdocs.intersystems.comdocs.zumasys.com/­jbase
DeveloperIBMInterSystemsZumasysrelex.ru/­en
Initial release1983 infohost version199719911990
Current release12.1, October 20162017.2, October 20175.7
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree version is availablecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC and C++C and C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
AIX
HP Open VMS
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
Linux
Windows
AIX
Android
BSD
HP Open VMS
iOS
Linux
OS X
VxWorks
Windows
Data schemeyesdepending on used data modelschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesoptionalyes
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.yesyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesEmbedded SQL for jBASE in BASICyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
ADO.NET
JDBC
LINQ
ODBC
OLE DB
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
C#
C++
Java
.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Ruby
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesyesyes infoproprietary syntax with the possibility to convert from PL/SQL
Triggersyesyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)Source-replica replicationyesSource-replica replication
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 integrityyesyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and rolesAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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