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

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

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NameIBM Db2 Event Store  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed Event Store optimized for Internet of Things use casesMicrosoft 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.)One of the most popular document stores available both as a fully managed cloud service and for deployment on self-managed infrastructureA high performance, low latency Time Series DBMS
Primary database modelEvent Store
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMSDocument storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSearch engine infointegrated Lucene index, currently in MongoDB Atlas only.Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.29
Rank#248  Overall
#2  Event Stores
#16  Time Series DBMS
Score125.14
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score437.61
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Score0.17
Rank#266  Overall
#20  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-event-storeproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accesswww.mongodb.comwww.questdb.io
Technical documentationwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­en/­SSGNPV_2.0.0/­welcome.htmlmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxdocs.mongodb.com/­manualwww.questdb.io/­docs/­docstructure
DeveloperIBMMicrosoftMongoDB, IncQuestDB Limited
Initial release2017199220092014
Current release2.01902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20194.2.2, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoMongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.Open Source infoAGPL 3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)no
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Implementation languageC and C++C++C++Java
Server operating systemsLinux infoLinux, macOS, Windows for the developer additionWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-free infoAlthough schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure. Optionally impose all or part of a schema by defining a JSON schema.yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatialyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infothrough the embedded Spark runtimeyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardRead-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BISQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
DB2 Connect
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
proprietary protocol using JSONHTTP REST
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Actionscript infoinofficial driver
C
C#
C++
Clojure infoinofficial driver
ColdFusion infoinofficial driver
D infoinofficial driver
Dart infoinofficial driver
Delphi infoinofficial driver
Erlang
Go
Groovy infoinofficial driver
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp infoinofficial driver
Lua infoinofficial driver
MatLab infoinofficial driver
Perl
PHP
PowerShell infoinofficial driver
Prolog infoinofficial driver
Python
R infoinofficial driver
Ruby
Scala
Smalltalk infoinofficial driver
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineJavaScriptno
Triggersnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes infoin MongoDB Atlas onlyno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding infopartitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keyshorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesActive-active shard replicationnoneMaster-slave replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possibleno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolationACID 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 storageyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes infooptionalyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoIn-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2no
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003Access rights for users and roles
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IBM Db2 Event StoreMicrosoft AccessMongoDBQuestDB
Specific characteristicsMongoDB is the leading modern, general purpose data platform, designed to unleash...
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Competitive advantagesThe MongoDB Data Platform can be used by developers building OLTP and analytical...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things and Time Series (Bosch, Jaguar Land Rover) Mobile (The Weather...
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Key customersADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Auto Trader, Barclays, BBVA, Bosch, Cisco, CERN,...
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Market metrics70 million downloads (growing at more than 30 thousand downloads per day). 15,000+...
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Licensing and pricing modelsMongoDB database server: Server-Side Public License (SSPL) . Commercial licenses...
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