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System Properties Comparison InterSystems IRIS vs. MonetDB vs. MySQL

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NameInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalabilityA relational database management system that stores data in columnsWidely used open source RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached API
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.98
Rank#92  Overall
#15  Document stores
#14  Key-value stores
#1  Object oriented DBMS
#47  Relational DBMS
Score1.95
Rank#148  Overall
#69  Relational DBMS
Score1106.67
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-iriswww.monetdb.orgwww.mysql.com
Technical documentationdocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clswww.monetdb.org/­Documentationdev.mysql.com/­doc
DeveloperInterSystemsMonetDB BVOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun
Initial release201820041995
Current release2023.3, June 2023Dec2023 (11.49), December 20238.3.0, January 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCC and C++
Server operating systemsAIX
Linux
macOS
Ubuntu
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemedepending on used data modelyesyes
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.yesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsyes infowith proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languages.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes, in SQL, C, Ryes infoproprietary syntax
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding via remote tableshorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnone infoSource-replica replication available in experimental statusMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engine
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
User concepts infoAccess controlyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or roles
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