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DBMS > IBM Db2 warehouse vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. Kdb+ vs. SWC-DB

System Properties Comparison IBM Db2 warehouse vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. Kdb+ vs. SWC-DB

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NameIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDB  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCloud-based data warehousing serviceA containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalabilityHigh performance Time Series DBMSA high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMSWide column store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.70
Rank#134  Overall
#67  Relational DBMS
Score1.74
Rank#130  Overall
#21  Document stores
#24  Key-value stores
#2  Object oriented DBMS
#64  Relational DBMS
Score8.13
Rank#53  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-warehousewww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-iriskx.comgithub.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
Technical documentationdocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clscode.kx.com
DeveloperIBMInterSystemsKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcAlex Kashirin
Initial release201420182000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 20032020
Current release2021.1, June 20213.6, May 20180.5, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infofree 32-bit versionOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageqC++
Server operating systemshostedAIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesdepending on used data modelyesschema-free
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.no infoImport/export of XML data possibleyesyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesSQL-like query language (q)SQL-like query language
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
Proprietary protocol
Thrift
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
C++
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPL/SQL, SQL PLyesuser defined functionsno
Triggersyesyesyes infowith viewsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardinghorizontal partitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replicationSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
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-standardyesrights management via user accounts
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IBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDBInterSystems IRISKdb+SWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database
Specific characteristicsIntegrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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Competitive advantagesprovides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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Typical application scenariostick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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Key customersGoldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Market metricskdb+ performance and reliability proven by our customers in critical infrastructure...
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Licensing and pricing modelsupon request
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