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DBMS > IBM Db2 vs. MySQL vs. Transbase

System Properties Comparison IBM Db2 vs. MySQL vs. Transbase

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NameIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxWidely used open source RDBMSA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APIRelational DBMS
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
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Score160.32
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score1202.10
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score0.07
Rank#325  Overall
#147  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.mysql.comwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase.html
Technical documentationwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGdev.mysql.com/­docwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase/­features.html
DeveloperIBMOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunTransaction Software GmbH
Initial release1983 infohost version19951987
Current release12.1, October 20168.0.29, April 2022Transbase 8.4, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree version is availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availablecommercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++C and C++C and C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infowith proprietary extensionsyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infoproprietary syntaxyes
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux Versionhorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)Multi-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyes
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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