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System Properties Comparison IBM Db2 vs. Interbase vs. MySQL vs. Tkrzw

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NameIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonTkrzw infoSuccessor of Tokyo Cabinet and Kyoto Cabinet  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandWidely used open source RDBMSA concept of libraries, allowing an application program to store and query key-value pairs in a file. Successor of Tokyo Cabinet and Kyoto Cabinet
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APIKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin Db2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Spatial DBMS infowith Db2 Spatial Extender
Document store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score149.66
Rank#8  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score6.11
Rank#70  Overall
#37  Relational DBMS
Score1205.38
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score0.02
Rank#378  Overall
#61  Key-value stores
Websitewww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.mysql.comdbmx.net/­tkrzw
Technical documentationwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasedev.mysql.com/­doc
DeveloperIBMEmbarcaderoOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunMikio Hirabayashi
Initial release1983 infohost version198419952020
Current release12.1, October 2016InterBase 2020, December 20198.0.30, July 20220.9.3, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree version is availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC and C++CC and C++C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Android
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Data schemeyesyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno
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 infoexport as XML data possibleyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes infowith proprietary extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C++
Java
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageyes infoproprietary syntaxno
Triggersyesyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux Versionnonehorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabricnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)Interbase Change ViewsMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyes
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.yesyesyes infousing specific database classes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesno

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