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System Properties Comparison IBM Db2 Event Store vs. Riak KV vs. ScyllaDB

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NameIBM Db2 Event Store  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed Event Store optimized for Internet of Things use casesDistributed, fault tolerant key-value storeCassandra and DynamoDB compatible wide column store
Primary database modelEvent Store
Time Series DBMS
Key-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesWide column store
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.23
Rank#316  Overall
#2  Event Stores
#28  Time Series DBMS
Score4.44
Rank#80  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Score5.27
Rank#67  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-event-storewww.scylladb.com
Technical documentationwww.ibm.com/­docs/­en/­db2-event-storewww.tiot.jp/­riak-docs/­riak/­kv/­latestdocs.scylladb.com
DeveloperIBMOpenSource, formerly Basho TechnologiesScyllaDB
Initial release201720092015
Current release2.03.2.0, December 2022ScyllaDB Open Source 5.4.1, January 2024
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editionOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++ErlangC++
Server operating systemsLinux infoLinux, macOS, Windows for the developer additionLinux
OS X
Linux
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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 indexesnorestrictedyes infocluster global secondary indices
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infothrough the embedded Spark runtimenoSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
DB2 Connect
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Proprietary protocol (CQL) infocompatible with CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Thrift
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
For CQL interface: C#, C++, Clojure, Erlang, Go, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Rust, Scala
For DynamoDB interface: .Net, ColdFusion, Erlang, Groovy, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesErlangyes, Lua
Triggersnoyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesActive-active shard replicationselectable replication factorselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possible
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Tunable Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infolinks between data sets can be storedno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonono infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operations
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 storageyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoin-memory tables
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes, using Riak SecurityAccess rights for users can be defined per object
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IBM Db2 Event StoreRiak KVScyllaDB
Specific characteristicsScyllaDB is engineered to deliver predictable performance at scale. It’s adopted...
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Competitive advantagesHighly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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Typical application scenariosScyllaDB is ideal for applications that require high throughput and low latency at...
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Key customersDiscord, Epic Games, Expedia, Zillow, Comcast, Disney+ Hotstar, Samsung, ShareChat,...
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Market metricsScyllaDB typically offers ~75% total cost of ownership savings, with ~5X higher throughput...
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Licensing and pricing modelsScyllaDB Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) ScyllaDB Enterprise - subscription-based...
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