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System Properties Comparison IBM Db2 vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Splunk vs. Weaviate

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NameIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsAnalytics Platform for Big DataAn open-source GraphQL-based Smart Graph with the core features: semantic search, automatic classification, and knowledge representation
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMSSearch engineSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin DB2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
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DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score161.81
Rank#6  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score6.33
Rank#54  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Score88.08
Rank#13  Overall
#2  Search engines
Score0.06
Rank#310  Overall
#16  Search engines
Websitewww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.splunk.comgithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
www.semi.technology/­products/­weaviate.html
Technical documentationwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunkwww.semi.technology/­documentation/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperIBMSAP infoformerly SybaseSplunk Inc.SeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release1983 infohost version199220032017
Current release12.1, October 201617, July 20150.22, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree version is availablecommercialcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition availableOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC and C++Go
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes infostring, int, float, geo point, date, cross reference, fuzzy references
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.yesyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commandsGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP RESTGraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlyesno
Triggersyesyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionnoneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)Master-slave replication infoDatabase mirroringMaster-master replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searchingno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and rolesOpenID Connect Discovery
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IBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2SAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server AnywhereSplunkWeaviate
News

Weaviate in IEEE

Weaviate on DB-engines.com

Introduction & Demo video

FLOSS Weekly Podcast

FOSDEM 2020 video

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