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

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NameIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxGPU-accelerated database for real-time analysis of large and streaming datasetsMicrosofts relational DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin DB2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Document store
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score161.90
Rank#6  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score0.79
Rank#191  Overall
#93  Relational DBMS
Score1043.12
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.kinetica.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGwww.kinetica.com/­docsdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-server
DeveloperIBMKineticaMicrosoft
Initial release1983 infohost version20121989
Current release12.1, October 20166.0SQL Server 2019, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree version is availablecommercialcommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++C, C++C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
LinuxLinux
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
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
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersyesyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionShardingtables 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)Source-replica replicationyes, 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 or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
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 infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and roles on table levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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