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Difference between Derby and IBM Db2

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  • Last Updated : 02 Jul, 2020

1. Derby :
Derby is a full-featured, open-source relational database management system (RDBMS) implemented in Java and as the name suggests it is developed by Apache Software Foundations. It is based on Java, JDBC and SQL standards. Derby is easy to install, deploy, and use. It is either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.

2. IBM Db2 :
IBM Db2 is a family of data management products, including database servers, developed by IBM. It is a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) which supports object-oriented features and non relational structure with XML. Db2 is designed to store, analyze and retrieve the data efficiently. It was initially released in 1983 and is written in C, C++, Java and Assembly language.

Difference between Derby and IBM Db2 :

SR.NO.DerbyIBM Db2
1It is developed by Apache Software Foundation in 1997.It is developed by IBM in 1983.
2It is written in Java language.It is written in C, C++, Assembly language, Java languages.
3Server operating systems for Derby are Windows, macOs, Linux, Unix, BSD and z/OS.Db2 server operating systems are AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows and z/OS.
4The primary database model for Derby is Relational DBMS.The primary database model for IBM Db2 is Relational DBMS.
5It is a open source software framework.It is a commercial databases.
6It supports only Java programming language.It supports C, C++, Cobol, Java, Perl, PL/1, Python, R, Ruby.
7It supports fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard.It also support fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard.
8It provides in-memory capabilities.It do not provide in-memory capabilities.

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