DB-EnginesExtremeDB white paper: pipelining vector-based statistical functions for in-memory analyticsEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Amazon CloudSearch vs. Informix

System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. Informix

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Our visitors often compare Amazon CloudSearch and Informix with MongoDB, Elasticsearch and PostgreSQL.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonInformix  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudA secure embeddable database from IBM, positioned besides IBM Db2 as a relatively low-cost product optimized for OLTP and Internet of Things data
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDB
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS infowith Informix TimeSeries Extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.33
Rank#132  Overall
#12  Search engines
Score20.81
Rank#33  Overall
#21  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchwww.ibm.com/­products/­informix
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
DeveloperAmazonIBM, HCL Technologies infoEffective May 1st, 2017, HCL took on development, technical support, and product management teams, and works jointly with IBM on product strategy, marketing, and sales.
Initial release20121984
Current release14.10.FC5, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageC, C++ and Java
Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIJDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requiredSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesUsers with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controls

More information provided by the system vendor

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
Amazon CloudSearchInformix
DB-Engines blog posts

Amazon - the rising star in the DBMS market
3 August 2015, Matthias Gelbmann

The DB-Engines ranking includes now search engines
4 February 2013, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

Amazon CloudSearch – Even Better Searching for Less Than $100/Month | Amazon Web Services
24 March 2014, AWS Blog

Amazon CloudSearch announces updates to its search instances
6 January 2021, AWS Blog

Is Amazon CloudSearch superior to do-it-yourself search tools?
24 January 2014, TechTarget

Searching CloudTrail Logs Easily with Amazon CloudSearch | AWS Startups Blog
21 October 2014, AWS Blog

Building a PLG motion on top of usage-based pricing
13 March 2023, TechCrunch

provided by Google News

IBM Informix: A key part of IBM’s hybrid cloud and AI strategy
11 January 2024, IBM

IBM Informix review: What you need to know about the software
12 December 2022, TechRepublic

IBM Informix Database in the Cloud
1 May 2009, AWS Blog

Taiwan charges 4 individuals for helping China poach tech talent
17 October 2023, Taiwan News

Fugitive Silicon Valley tech executive hauled into federal court
15 October 2019, The Mercury News

provided by Google News



Share this page

Featured Products

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

Ontotext logo

GraphDB allows you to link diverse data, index it for semantic search and enrich it via text analysis to build big knowledge graphs. Get it free.

Neo4j logo

See for yourself how a graph database can make your life easier.
Use Neo4j online for free.

Milvus logo

The open source vector database for GenAI.
Try Managed Milvus Free

Datastax Astra logo

Bring all your data to Generative AI applications with vector search enabled by the most scalable
vector database available.
Try for Free

Present your product here