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DBMS > IBM Db2 warehouse vs. Postgres-XL vs. Spark SQL vs. SWC-DB vs. Transbase

System Properties Comparison IBM Db2 warehouse vs. Postgres-XL vs. Spark SQL vs. SWC-DB vs. Transbase

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NameIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparisonSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCloud-based data warehousing serviceBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processingA high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMSA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSWide column storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
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Score1.91
Rank#123  Overall
#60  Relational DBMS
Score0.72
Rank#204  Overall
#99  Relational DBMS
Score22.94
Rank#34  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Score0.09
Rank#309  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Score0.08
Rank#310  Overall
#139  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-warehousewww.postgres-xl.orgspark.apache.org/­sqlgithub.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
www.transaction.de/­en/­solutions/­transbase-resource-optimized-high-performance-database
Technical documentationwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.htmlwww.transaction.de/­en/­transbase-inside
DeveloperIBMApache Software FoundationAlex KashirinTransaction Software GmbH
Initial release20142014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB201420201987
Current release10 R1, October 20183.2.0, October 20210.5, April 2021Transbase 8.4, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMozilla public licenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL V3commercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
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Implementation languageCScalaC++C and C++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
macOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
LinuxFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesschema-freeyes
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 possibleyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionalitynonono
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infodistributed, parallel query executionSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Thrift
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Java
Python
R
Scala
C++C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPL/SQL, SQL PLuser defined functionsnonoyes
Triggersyesyesnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioningyes, utilizing Spark CoreSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnoneSource-replica replication
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 integrityyesyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoMVCCnoyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnononono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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