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DBMS > IBM Db2 vs. Pinecone vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison IBM Db2 vs. Pinecone vs. Snowflake

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NameIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonPinecone  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxA managed, cloud-native vector databaseCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBVector DBMSRelational DBMS
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
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Score128.46
Rank#8  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score3.16
Rank#95  Overall
#2  Vector DBMS
Score121.33
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­db2www.pinecone.iowww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.ibm.com/­docs/­en/­db2docs.pinecone.io/­docs/­overviewdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperIBMPinecone Systems, IncSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release1983 infohost version20192014
Current release12.1, October 2016
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree version is availablecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
hostedhosted
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesString, Number, Booleanyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
RESTful HTTP APICLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
PythonJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functions
Triggersyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux Versionyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
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-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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