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System Properties Comparison IBM Db2 vs. Oracle Berkeley DB

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NameIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Berkeley DB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxWidely used in-process key-value store
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBKey-value store infosupports sorted and unsorted key sets
Native XML DBMS infoin the Oracle Berkeley DB XML version
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin Db2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Spatial DBMS infowith Db2 Spatial Extender
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score125.90
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score2.01
Rank#126  Overall
#21  Key-value stores
#3  Native XML DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­db2www.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­berkeleydb.html
Technical documentationwww.ibm.com/­docs/­en/­db2docs.oracle.com/­cd/­E17076_05/­html/­index.html
DeveloperIBMOracle infooriginally developed by Sleepycat, which was acquired by Oracle
Initial release1983 infohost version1994
Current release12.1, October 201618.1.40, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree version is availableOpen Source infocommercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC and C++C, Java, C++ (depending on the Berkeley DB edition)
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
AIX
Android
FreeBSD
iOS
Linux
OS X
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
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 infoonly with the Berkeley DB XML edition
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infoSQL interfaced based on SQLite is available
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
.Net infoFigaro is a .Net framework assembly that extends Berkeley DB XML into an embeddable database engine for .NET
others infoThird-party libraries to manipulate Berkeley DB files are available for many languages
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party binding
Perl
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesno
Triggersyesyes infoonly for the SQL API
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)Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
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-standardno

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