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System Properties Comparison IBM Db2 vs. Quasardb vs. TimescaleDB

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NameIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxDistributed, high-performance timeseries databaseA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin Db2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Spatial DBMS infowith Db2 Spatial Extender
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score142.97
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score0.20
Rank#352  Overall
#31  Time Series DBMS
Score4.51
Rank#88  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2quasardb.netwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGdoc.quasar.ai/­masterdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperIBMquasardbTimescale
Initial release1983 infohost version20092017
Current release12.1, October 20163.13.3, April 20222.6.0, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree version is availablecommercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licensesOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++C++C
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infointeger and binarynumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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 indexesyesyes infowith tagsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query languageyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionSharding infoconsistent hashingyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)Source-replica replication with selectable replication factorSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnowith Hadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoby using LevelDByes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoTransient modeno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trailfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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