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IBM DB2 vs Hadoop: What are the differences?

IBM DB2: A family of database server products developed by IBM. DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows is optimized to deliver industry-leading performance across multiple workloads, while lowering administration, storage, development, and server costs; Hadoop: Open-source software for reliable, scalable, distributed computing. The Apache Hadoop software library is a framework that allows for the distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of computers using simple programming models. It is designed to scale up from single servers to thousands of machines, each offering local computation and storage.

IBM DB2 and Hadoop belong to "Databases" category of the tech stack.

"Rock solid and very scalable" is the top reason why over 5 developers like IBM DB2, while over 34 developers mention "Great ecosystem" as the leading cause for choosing Hadoop.

Hadoop is an open source tool with 9.26K GitHub stars and 5.78K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Hadoop's open source repository on GitHub.

Airbnb, Uber Technologies, and Spotify are some of the popular companies that use Hadoop, whereas IBM DB2 is used by XMLi5 Ltd., ITAIPU BINACIONAL, and Applic8. Hadoop has a broader approval, being mentioned in 237 company stacks & 127 developers stacks; compared to IBM DB2, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 9 developer stacks.

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What is IBM DB2?

DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows is optimized to deliver industry-leading performance across multiple workloads, while lowering administration, storage, development, and server costs.

What is Hadoop?

The Apache Hadoop software library is a framework that allows for the distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of computers using simple programming models. It is designed to scale up from single servers to thousands of machines, each offering local computation and storage.
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      Oracle
      Oracle Database is an RDBMS. An RDBMS that implements object-oriented features such as user-defined types, inheritance, and polymorphism is called an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS). Oracle Database has extended the relational model to an object-relational model, making it possible to store complex business models in a relational database.
      MySQL
      The MySQL software delivers a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL Server is intended for mission-critical, heavy-load production systems as well as for embedding into mass-deployed software.
      PostgreSQL
      PostgreSQL is an advanced object-relational database management system that supports an extended subset of the SQL standard, including transactions, foreign keys, subqueries, triggers, user-defined types and functions.
      MongoDB
      MongoDB stores data in JSON-like documents that can vary in structure, offering a dynamic, flexible schema. MongoDB was also designed for high availability and scalability, with built-in replication and auto-sharding.
      Microsoft SQL Server
      Microsoft® SQL Server is a database management and analysis system for e-commerce, line-of-business, and data warehousing solutions.
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      Prometheus
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      Chef
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      Memcached
      Memcached
      Hack
      Hack
      Swift
      Swift
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      Hadoop
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      Terraform
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      Airflow
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      Apache Spark
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      Since the beginning, Cal Henderson has been the CTO of Slack. Earlier this year, he commented on a Quora question summarizing their current stack.

      Apps
      • Web: a mix of JavaScript/ES6 and React.
      • Desktop: And Electron to ship it as a desktop application.
      • Android: a mix of Java and Kotlin.
      • iOS: written in a mix of Objective C and Swift.
      Backend
      • The core application and the API written in PHP/Hack that runs on HHVM.
      • The data is stored in MySQL using Vitess.
      • Caching is done using Memcached and MCRouter.
      • The search service takes help from SolrCloud, with various Java services.
      • The messaging system uses WebSockets with many services in Java and Go.
      • Load balancing is done using HAproxy with Consul for configuration.
      • Most services talk to each other over gRPC,
      • Some Thrift and JSON-over-HTTP
      • Voice and video calling service was built in Elixir.
      Data warehouse
      • Built using open source tools including Presto, Spark, Airflow, Hadoop and Kafka.
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      Pinterest uses HadoopHadoop

      The MapReduce workflow starts to process experiment data nightly when data of the previous day is copied over from Kafka. At this time, all the raw log requests are transformed into meaningful experiment results and in-depth analysis. To populate experiment data for the dashboard, we have around 50 jobs running to do all the calculations and transforms of data.

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      Yelp uses HadoopHadoop

      in 2009 we open sourced mrjob, which allows any engineer to write a MapReduce job without contending for resources. We’re only limited by the amount of machines in an Amazon data center (which is an issue we’ve rarely encountered).

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      Pinterest uses HadoopHadoop

      The massive volume of discovery data that powers Pinterest and enables people to save Pins, create boards and follow other users, is generated through daily Hadoop jobs...

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      Robert Brown uses HadoopHadoop

      Importing/Exporting data, interpreting results. Possible integration with SAS

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      Rohith Nandakumar uses HadoopHadoop

      TBD. Good to have I think. Analytics on loads of data, recommendations?

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