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DBMS > IBM Db2 vs. searchxml vs. SpatiaLite

System Properties Comparison IBM Db2 vs. searchxml vs. SpatiaLite

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NameIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonsearchxml  Xexclude from comparisonSpatiaLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxDBMS for structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application serverSpatial extension of SQLite
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBNative XML DBMS
Search engine
Spatial 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
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Score142.97
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#389  Overall
#7  Native XML DBMS
#28  Search engines
Score2.25
Rank#135  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.searchxml.net/­category/­productswww.gaia-gis.it/­fossil/­libspatialite/­index
Technical documentationwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGwww.searchxml.net/­support/­handoutswww.gaia-gis.it/­gaia-sins/­spatialite_topics.html
DeveloperIBMinformationpartners gmbhAlessandro Furieri
Initial release1983 infohost version20152008
Current release12.1, October 20161.05.0.0, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree version is availablecommercialOpen Source infoMPL 1.1, GPL v2.0 or LGPL v2.1
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
Windowsserver-less
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
RESTful HTTP API
WebDAV
XQuery
XSLT
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
C++ infomost other programming languages supported via APIs
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infoon the application serverno
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux Versionnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)yes infosychronisation to multiple collectionsnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDmultiple readers, single writerACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardDomain, group and role-based access control at the document level and for application servicesno

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