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System Properties Comparison IBM Db2 vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. TerminusDB

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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 comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  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 environmentsScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin DB2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Document store
RDF store
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Score171.35
Rank#6  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score5.40
Rank#59  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score0.02
Rank#335  Overall
#31  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlterminusdb.com
Technical documentationwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhereterminusdb.com/­docs
DeveloperIBMSAP infoformerly SybaseDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release1983 infohost version19922018
Current release12.1, October 201617, July 20151.0, 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree version is availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++Prolog, Rust
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
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
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlyes
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionnoneGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)Master-slave replication infoDatabase mirroringJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
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 persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory journaling
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardRole-based access control

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