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System Properties Comparison Amazon Redshift vs. Informix
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|Name||Amazon Redshift Xexclude from comparison||Informix Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||Large scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence tools||A 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 model||Relational DBMS||Relational DBMS Since Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDB|
|Secondary database models||Document store|
Time Series DBMS with Informix TimeSeries Extension
|Developer||Amazon (based on PostgreSQL)||IBM, HCL Technologies Effective May 1st, 2017, HCL took on development, technical support, and product management teams, and works jointly with IBM on product strategy, marketing, and sales.|
|Current release||14.10.FC5, November 2020|
|License Commercial or Open Source||commercial||commercial free developer edition available|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||yes||no|
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|Implementation language||C||C, C++ and Java|
|Server operating systems||hosted||AIX|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes||yes Since Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||no|
|SQL Support of SQL||yes does not fully support an SQL-standard||yes|
|APIs and other access methods||JDBC|
JSON API MongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
RESTful HTTP API
|Supported programming languages||All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC||.Net|
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||user defined functions in Python||yes|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||Sharding||Sharding|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||yes||Multi-source replication|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||no||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Immediate Consistency||Immediate Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||yes informational only, not enforced by the system||yes|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||ACID||ACID|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||yes||yes|
|User concepts Access control||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard||Users with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controls|
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