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DBMS > IBM Db2 Event Store vs. Lovefield vs. SAP IQ

System Properties Comparison IBM Db2 Event Store vs. Lovefield vs. SAP IQ

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NameIBM Db2 Event Store  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed Event Store optimized for Internet of Things use casesEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptColumnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analytics
Primary database modelEvent Store
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn-oriented
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.39
Rank#276  Overall
#2  Event Stores
#21  Time Series DBMS
Score0.38
Rank#279  Overall
#129  Relational DBMS
Score4.61
Rank#85  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-event-storegoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.html
Technical documentationwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­en/­SSGNPV_2.0.0/­welcome.htmlgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdhelp.sap.com/­iq
DeveloperIBMGoogleSAP, formerly Sybase
Initial release201720141994
Current release2.02.1.12, February 201716.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++JavaScript
Server operating systemsLinux infoLinux, macOS, Windows for the developer additionserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infothrough the embedded Spark runtimeSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
DB2 Connect
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
JavaScriptC
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyes
TriggersnoUsing read-only observersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexer
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesActive-active shard replicationnoneSAP/Sybase Replication Server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoHadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of dataNo - written data is immutableyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentYes - Synchronous writes to local disk combined with replication and asynchronous writes in parquet format to permanent shared storageyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infousing MemoryDBno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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