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System Properties Comparison IBM Db2 warehouse vs. Kdb+ vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. SQLite

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NameIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDB  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCloud-based data warehousing serviceHigh performance Time Series DBMSRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsWidely used embeddable, in-process RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.18
Rank#122  Overall
#61  Relational DBMS
Score7.54
Rank#53  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score6.22
Rank#61  Overall
#34  Relational DBMS
Score123.31
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-warehousekx.comwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.sqlite.org
Technical documentationcode.kx.comhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywherewww.sqlite.org/­docs.html
DeveloperIBMKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcSAP infoformerly SybaseDwayne Richard Hipp
Initial release20142000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 200319922000
Current release3.6, May 201817, July 20153.33.0 (August 14, 2020), August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercialOpen Source infoPublic Domain
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 systemshostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
server-less
Data schemeyesyesyesyes infodynamic column types
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.
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 indexesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'yesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (q)yesyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Actionscript
Ada
Basic
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Forth
Fortran
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPL/SQL, SQL PLuser defined functionsyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlno
Triggersyesyes infowith viewsyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioningnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replicationSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroringnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infovia file-system locks
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.yesyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardrights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
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IBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDBKdb+SAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server AnywhereSQLite
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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