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DBMS > IBM Db2 warehouse vs. Infobright vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. IRONdb

System Properties Comparison IBM Db2 warehouse vs. Infobright vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. IRONdb

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NameIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDB  Xexclude from comparisonInfobright  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCloud-based data warehousing serviceHigh performant column-oriented DBMS for analytic workloads using MySQL or PostgreSQL as a frontendA containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalabilityA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicity
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.70
Rank#134  Overall
#67  Relational DBMS
Score1.20
Rank#160  Overall
#79  Relational DBMS
Score1.74
Rank#130  Overall
#21  Document stores
#24  Key-value stores
#2  Object oriented DBMS
#64  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#353  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-warehousewww.ignitetech.com/­infobright-dbwww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-iriswww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-database
Technical documentationdocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clsdocs.circonus.com/­irondb
DeveloperIBMIgnite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.InterSystemsCirconus LLC.
Initial release2014200520182017
Current release2021.1, June 2021V0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoThe open source (GPLv2) version did not support inserts/updates/deletes and was discontinued with July 2016commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageCC and C++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Windows
AIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyesdepending on used data modelschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes infotext, numeric, histograms
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.no infoImport/export of XML data possiblenoyesno
Secondary indexesyesno infoKnowledge Grid Technology used insteadyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyesSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPL/SQL, SQL PLnoyesyes, in Lua
Triggersyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per node
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replicationSource-replica replicationconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodes
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilitiesyesno

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