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DBMS > IBM Db2 vs. Kinetica vs. VelocityDB

System Properties Comparison IBM Db2 vs. Kinetica vs. VelocityDB

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NameIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonVelocityDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsA .NET Object Database that can be embedded/distributed and extended to a graph data model (VelocityGraph)
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin Db2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Spatial DBMS infowith Db2 Spatial Extender
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score136.72
Rank#8  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score0.88
Rank#238  Overall
#111  Relational DBMS
Score0.12
Rank#377  Overall
#35  Graph DBMS
#19  Object oriented DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­db2www.kinetica.comvelocitydb.com
Technical documentationwww.ibm.com/­docs/­en/­db2docs.kinetica.comvelocitydb.com/­UserGuide
DeveloperIBMKineticaVelocityDB Inc
Initial release1983 infohost version20122011
Current release12.1, October 20167.1, August 20217.x
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree version is availablecommercialcommercial
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
LinuxAny that supports .NET
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like DML and DDL statementsno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
.Net
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsno
Triggersyesyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)Source-replica replication
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 integrityyesyesno
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 levelBased on Windows Authentication

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