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DBMS > IBM Db2 warehouse vs. Interbase vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

System Properties Comparison IBM Db2 warehouse vs. Interbase vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

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NameIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDB  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCloud-based data warehousing serviceLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandA containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalabilityElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL Server
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.70
Rank#134  Overall
#67  Relational DBMS
Score6.29
Rank#61  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score1.74
Rank#130  Overall
#21  Document stores
#24  Key-value stores
#2  Object oriented DBMS
#64  Relational DBMS
Score16.66
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-warehousewww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-irisazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analytics
Technical documentationdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasedocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clsdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analytics
DeveloperIBMEmbarcaderoInterSystemsMicrosoft
Initial release2014198420182016
Current releaseInterBase 2020, December 20192021.1, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemshostedAndroid
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesyesdepending on used data modelyes
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.no infoImport/export of XML data possibleno infoexport as XML data possibleyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyesyes
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
Java
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPL/SQL, SQL PLyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageyesTransact SQL
Triggersyesyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneShardingSharding, horizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesInterbase Change ViewsSource-replica replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesno infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraints
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyesyes
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.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyesyes

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