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DBMS > IBM Db2 Event Store vs. Ignite vs. Microsoft Access vs. QuestDB

System Properties Comparison IBM Db2 Event Store vs. Ignite vs. Microsoft Access vs. QuestDB

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NameIBM Db2 Event Store  Xexclude from comparisonIgnite  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed Event Store optimized for Internet of Things use casesApache Ignite is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads, delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.Microsoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)A high performance, low latency Time Series DBMS
Primary database modelEvent Store
Time Series DBMS
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.30
Rank#244  Overall
#2  Event Stores
#16  Time Series DBMS
Score4.95
Rank#61  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
#34  Relational DBMS
Score121.92
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score0.18
Rank#264  Overall
#20  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-event-storeignite.apache.orgproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accesswww.questdb.io
Technical documentationwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­en/­SSGNPV_2.0.0/­welcome.htmlapacheignite.readme.io/­docsmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxwww.questdb.io/­docs/­docstructure
DeveloperIBMApache Software FoundationMicrosoftQuestDB Limited
Initial release2017201519922014
Current release2.0Apache Ignite 2.61902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoAGPL 3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC and C++C++, Java, .NetC++Java
Server operating systemsLinux infoLinux, macOS, Windows for the developer additionLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesnoyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infothrough the embedded Spark runtimeANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
DB2 Connect
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)yes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersnoyes (cache interceptors and events)yes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnonehorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesActive-active shard replicationyes (replicated cache)nonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)nono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID for single-table writes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of dataNo - written data is immutableyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentYes - Synchronous writes to local disk combined with replication and asynchronous writes in parquet format to permanent shared storageyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003

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