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DBMS > IBM Db2 warehouse vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. SWC-DB

System Properties Comparison IBM Db2 warehouse vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. SWC-DB

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NameIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDB  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  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 scalabilityElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL ServerA high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSWide column store
Secondary database modelsTime 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
Score16.66
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-warehousewww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-irisazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analyticsgithub.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
Technical documentationdocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clsdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analytics
DeveloperIBMInterSystemsMicrosoftAlex Kashirin
Initial release2014201820162020
Current release2021.1, June 20210.5, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemshostedAIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
hostedLinux
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 possibleyesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Thrift
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
Java
PHP
C++
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPL/SQL, SQL PLyesTransact SQLno
Triggersyesyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding, horizontal partitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-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 integrityyesyesno 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 dataACIDACIDACID
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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyesyes

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