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DBMS > IBM Db2 warehouse vs. SingleStore vs. Transbase

System Properties Comparison IBM Db2 warehouse vs. SingleStore vs. Transbase

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NameIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDB  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCloud-based data warehousing serviceMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage with patented universal storage to handle transactional and analytical workloads in one single table typeA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Vector DBMS
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Score1.37
Rank#160  Overall
#74  Relational DBMS
Score5.38
Rank#62  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Score0.17
Rank#334  Overall
#148  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­db2/­warehousewww.singlestore.comwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase.html
Technical documentationdocs.singlestore.comwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase/­features.html
DeveloperIBMSingleStore Inc.Transaction Software GmbH
Initial release201420131987
Current release8.5, January 2024Transbase 8.3, 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++, GoC and C++
Server operating systemshostedLinux info64 bit version requiredFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
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 possiblenono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infobut no triggers and foreign keysyes
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Cluster Management API infoas HTTP Rest and CLI
HTTP API
JDBC
MongoDB API
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPL/SQL, SQL PLyesyes
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infohash partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replication infostores two copies of each physical data partition on two separate nodesSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infocan define user-defined aggregate functions for map-reduce-style calculationsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoAll updates are persistent, including those to disk-based columnstores and memory-based row stores. Transaction commits are supported via write-ahead log.yes
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-standardFine grained access control via users, groups and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
IBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDBSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQLTransbase
Specific characteristicsSingleStore offers a fully-managed , distributed, highly-scalable SQL database designed...
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Competitive advantagesSingleStore’s competitive advantages include: Easy and Simplified Architecture with...
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Typical application scenariosDriving Fast Analytics: SingleStore delivers the fastest and most scalable reporting...
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Key customersIEX Cloud : Improves Financial Data Distribution Speed 15x with Singlestore DB Comcast,...
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Market metricsCustomers in various industries worldwide including US and International Industry...
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Licensing and pricing modelsF ree Tier and Enterprise Edition
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