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System Properties Comparison IBM Db2 vs. Prometheus vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Splunk vs. UniData,UniVerse

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NameIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparisonUniData,UniVerse  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxOpen-source TimeSeries DBMS and monitoring systemRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsAnalytics Platform for Big DataMultiValue database and application server with SQL mapping layer and meta database capabilities
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engineMultivalue DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin DB2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score168.70
Rank#6  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score4.08
Rank#72  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
Score5.79
Rank#56  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score88.67
Rank#12  Overall
#2  Search engines
Score3.30
Rank#84  Overall
#2  Multivalue DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2prometheus.iowww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.splunk.comwww.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-u2
Technical documentationwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGprometheus.io/­docshelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunkwww.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-u2/­documentation
DeveloperIBMSAP infoformerly SybaseSplunk Inc.Rocket Software
Initial release1983 infohost version2015199220031985
Current release12.1, October 201617, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree version is availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageC and C++GoC
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Linux
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data onlyyesyesoptional
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.no infoImport of XML data possibleyesyes
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoyesno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commandsyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP RESTJava API infoJPA
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
.Net
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Basic infoU2 Basic
C
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlyesyes
Triggersyesnoyesyesyes infoU2 Basic
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionShardingnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)yes infoby FederationMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroringMaster-master replicationMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDno infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searchingACID infoconfigurable
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights according to SQL-standard and operating system based

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