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DBMS > IBM Db2 warehouse vs. Kinetica vs. PostgreSQL

System Properties Comparison IBM Db2 warehouse vs. Kinetica vs. PostgreSQL

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NameIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDB  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCloud-based data warehousing serviceFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsWidely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.70
Rank#134  Overall
#67  Relational DBMS
Score0.73
Rank#205  Overall
#101  Relational DBMS
Score577.50
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-warehousewww.kinetica.comwww.postgresql.org
Technical documentationwww.kinetica.com/­docswww.postgresql.org/­docs
DeveloperIBMKineticaPostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developer
Initial release201420121989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL
Current release7.1, August 202113.4, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC, C++C
Server operating systemshostedLinuxFreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
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 possiblenoyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes infostandard with numerous extensions
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPL/SQL, SQL PLuser defined functionsuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.
Triggersyesyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingpartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replicationSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensions
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and roles on table levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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IBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDBKineticaPostgreSQL
Specific characteristicsNative and fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs, with memory first...
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Competitive advantagesBest in class geospatial and temporal analytics. Lockless architecture provides real-time...
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Typical application scenariosAny application requiring (1) real time insights, (2) time series analysis (3) geospatial...
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Key customersCitibank, US Air Force, Softbank, OVO, Telkomsel, USPS, 2 of the top 3 US Telcos,...
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Market metricsThe largest IoT deployment in the world, NORAD, runs on Kinetica.
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Licensing and pricing modelsAlways Free Tier in the Cloud, Pay-As-You-Go Consumption Based Pricing, and Portable...
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