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DBMS > IBM Db2 vs. ObjectBox vs. Transbase

System Properties Comparison IBM Db2 vs. ObjectBox vs. Transbase

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NameIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonObjectBox  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxExtremely fast embedded database for small devices, IoT and MobileA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBObject oriented DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin Db2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Spatial DBMS infowith Db2 Spatial Extender
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score167.52
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score0.92
Rank#182  Overall
#9  Object oriented DBMS
Score0.18
Rank#290  Overall
#134  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2objectbox.iowww.transaction.de/­en/­solutions/­transbase-resource-optimized-high-performance-database
Technical documentationwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGdocs.objectbox.iowww.transaction.de/­en/­transbase-inside
DeveloperIBMObjectBox LimitedTransaction Software GmbH
Initial release1983 infohost version20171987
Current release12.1, October 2016Transbase 8.4, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree version is availableOpen Source infoApache License 2.0commercial 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
Android
iOS
Linux
macOS
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
Proprietary native APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
C
C++
Dart
Go
Java
JavaScript infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Kotlin
Python infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Swift
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyes
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux Versionnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)online/offline synchronization between client and serverSource-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 integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDyes
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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IBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2ObjectBoxTransbase
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