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DBMS > IBM Db2 warehouse vs. SAP IQ vs. Snowflake vs. SQream DB

System Properties Comparison IBM Db2 warehouse vs. SAP IQ vs. Snowflake vs. SQream DB

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NameIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSQream DB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCloud-based data warehousing serviceColumnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analyticsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataa GPU-based, columnar RDBMS for big data analytics workloads
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn-orientedRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.93
Rank#124  Overall
#59  Relational DBMS
Score4.83
Rank#74  Overall
#41  Relational DBMS
Score71.03
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Score0.60
Rank#223  Overall
#108  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-warehousewww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.htmlwww.snowflake.comsqream.com
Technical documentationhelp.sap.com/­iqdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmldocs.sqream.com
DeveloperIBMSAP, formerly SybaseSnowflake Computing Inc.SQream Technologies
Initial release2014199420142014
Current release16.1 SPS04, April 20192020.2, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++, CUDA, Haskell
Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
hostedLinux
Data schemeyesyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes, ANSI Standard SQL Types
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
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyesyes
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPL/SQL, SQL PLyesuser defined functionsuser defined functions in Python
Triggersyesyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexeryeshorizontal and vertical partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSAP/Sybase Replication Serveryesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoHadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID
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.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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