DB-EngineseXtremeDB: 5 9's high availability databaseEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > IBM Db2 vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. Sqrrl

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

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 comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonSqrrl  Xexclude from comparison
Sqrrl has been acquired by Amazon and became a part of Amazon Web Services. It has been removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxMicrosofts relational DBMSAdaptable, secure NoSQL built on Apache Accumulo
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
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
Score161.24
Rank#6  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score1062.76
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serversqrrl.com
Technical documentationwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-server
DeveloperIBMMicrosoftAmazon infooriginally Sqrrl Data, Inc.
Initial release1983 infohost version19892012
Current release12.1, October 2016SQL Server 2019, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree version is availablecommercial inforestricted free version is availablecommercial
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++C++Java
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Linux
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
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.yes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Accumulo Shell
Java API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Actionscript
C infousing GLib
C#
C++
Cocoa
Delphi
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javano
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux Versiontables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationSharding infomaking use of Hadoop
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)yes, but depending on the SQL-Server Editionselectable replication factor infomaking use of Hadoop
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoDocument store kept consistent with combination of global timestamping, row-level transactions, and server-side consistency resolution.
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDAtomic updates per row, document, or graph entity
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
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardCell-level Security, Data-Centric Security, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC)

More information provided by the system vendor

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
3rd partiesGeneral SQL Parser: Instantly adding parsing, decoding, analysis and rewrite SQL processing capability to your products.
» more
General SQL Parser: Instantly adding parsing, decoding, analysis and rewrite SQL processing capability to your products.
» more

Navicat Monitor is a safe, simple and agentless remote server monitoring tool for SQL Server and many other database management systems.
» more

Navicat for SQL Server gives you a fully graphical approach to database management and development.
» more

DBHawk: Secure access to SQL, NoSQL and Cloud databases with an all-in-one solution.
» more

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 2Microsoft SQL ServerSqrrl
DB-Engines blog posts

MySQL is the DBMS of the Year 2019
3 January 2020, Matthias Gelbmann, Paul Andlinger

The struggle for the hegemony in Oracle's database empire
2 May 2017, Paul Andlinger

Microsoft SQL Server is the DBMS of the Year
4 January 2017, Matthias Gelbmann, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

Necessary For Adtech Then, Even Moreso For Enterprise Now
11 September 2020, The Next Platform

The Next Database Platform (Full Recording Available)
1 September 2020, The Next Platform

How COVID-19 created a demand for COBOL basics
25 September 2020, TheServerSide.com

Four Hundred Monitor, September 2
2 September 2020, IT Jungle

iSeries DB2 Database Administrator - OneMain Financial
8 September 2020, Built In Chicago

provided by Google News

Hybrid Disaster Recovery Scenarios for SQL Server | Data Exposed - Microsoft
22 September 2020, Channel 9

SQL Server Transformation Market Growth by Top Companies, Region, Application, Driver, Trends and Forecasts by 2027
26 September 2020, Crypto Daily

An Introduction to Microsoft Hybrid SQL Server Solutions - Microsoft
15 September 2020, Channel 9

Repairing SQL Database Corruption with CHECKDB Repair? You Can Lose Your Data Forever
24 September 2020, Infosecurity Magazine

Deploying SQL Server 2019 in Kubernetes | Data Exposed - Microsoft
1 September 2020, Channel 9

provided by Google News

Behavior Analytics: Market with Coronavirus Impact Analysis | also Industry is Booming Worldwide with Key Players | E8 Security Inc., Dtex Systems, HP Enterprise, Securonix, Interset Inc., Bottomline Technologies
25 September 2020, The Daily Chronicle

Amazon's cloud business acquires Sqrrl, a security start-up with NSA roots
23 January 2018, CNBC

North America Behavior Analytics Market Revenue Growth Predicted at 45% through
24 September 2020, Fractovia News

Analyzing Impacts Of Covid-19 On User And Entity Behavior Analytics Market Effects, Aftermath, Global Industry Challenges, Business Overview and Forecast To 2026
25 September 2020, The Daily Chronicle

Sqrrl ferrets out network traffic anomalies to find hidden threats
28 September 2017, CSO Online

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Jr. SQL Database Administrator
GOLDEN WOLF LLC, Remote

DB2 Database Administrator
State of Wisconsin, Dane County, WI

SR Level SQL DBA (Database Administrator)
XTIVIA, Remote

Apprentice DBA
XTIVIA, Remote

Entry Level to Senior Level Database Administrators
Agiletal, Herndon, VA

Sql Server Developer
SDH Systems, Redmond, WA

Jr. SQL Developer
Morine Technologies Inc, Bellevue, WA

MS SQL Server DBA 2
Spartan Technologies, Fort Washington, PA

Data Specialist (SQL Server, MSBI,COSMOS, Power BI)
Lenora Systems Inc, Redmond, WA

SQL Developer
Frontier Communications, Everett, WA

Network Security Engineer
Cambium Learning Group, Washington, DC

Cyber Threat Hunter
XOR Security, Ashburn, VA

Sr. Cyber Security Analyst
XOR Security, Arlington County, VA

Cyber Security Engineer
XOR Security, Springfield, VA

Senior Security Engineer
XOR Security, Washington, DC

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Vertica logo

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

Datastax Astra logo

Cassandra made easy in the cloud. Build cloud-native applications faster with CQL, REST and GraphQL APIs.
Try for Free.

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

Present your product here