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System Properties Comparison IBM Db2 vs. RocksDB vs. YugabyteDB

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NameIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonYugabyteDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)High-performance distributed SQL database for global, internet-scale applications. Wire and feature compatible with PostgreSQL.
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin Db2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Spatial DBMS infowith Db2 Spatial Extender
Document store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score124.40
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score2.89
Rank#97  Overall
#16  Key-value stores
Score2.32
Rank#110  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­db2rocksdb.orgwww.yugabyte.com
Technical documentationwww.ibm.com/­docs/­en/­db2github.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikidocs.yugabyte.com
github.com/­yugabyte/­yugabyte-db
DeveloperIBMFacebook, Inc.Yugabyte Inc.
Initial release1983 infohost version20132017
Current release12.1, October 20169.4.0, June 20242.19, September 2023
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree version is availableOpen Source infoBSDOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++C++C and C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
LinuxLinux
OS X
Data schemeyesschema-freedepending on used data model
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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 indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoyes, PostgreSQL compatible
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
C++ API
Java API
JDBC
YCQL, an SQL-based flexible-schema API with its roots in Cassandra Query Language
YSQL - a fully relational SQL API that is wire compatible with the SQL language in PostgreSQL
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
C
C++
Go
Java
Perl
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyes infosql, plpgsql, C
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux Versionhorizontal partitioningHash and Range Sharding, row-level geo-partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)yesBased on Raft distributed consensus protocol, minimum 3 replicas for continuous availability
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemStrong consistency on writes and tunable consistency on reads
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyesDistributed ACID with Serializable & Snapshot Isolation. Inspired by Google Spanner architecture.
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infobased on RocksDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoyes
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IBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2RocksDBYugabyteDB
Specific characteristicsYugabyteDB is an open source distributed SQL database for cloud native transactional...
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Competitive advantagesPostgreSQL compatible: Get instantly productive with a PostgreSQL compatible RDBMS....
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Typical application scenariosSystems of record and engagement for cloud native applications that require resilience,...
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Market metrics2 Million+ lifetime clusters deployed, 6.5K+ GitHub stars, 7K YugabyteDB Community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2.0 license for the database
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