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System Properties Comparison BaseX vs. Faircom EDGE vs. Informix vs. TimesTen

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NameBaseX  Xexclude from comparisonFaircom EDGE infoformerly c-treeEDGE  Xexclude from comparisonInformix  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight Native XML DBMS with support for XQuery 3.0 and interactive GUI.FairCom EDGE is an Industry 4.0 solution built to integrate, collect, aggregate and synchronize mission-critical data in edge computing environmentsA secure embeddable database from IBM, positioned besides IBM Db2 as a relatively low-cost product optimized for OLTP and Internet of Things dataIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelNative XML DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMS
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
Score1.66
Rank#139  Overall
#4  Native XML DBMS
Score0.13
Rank#304  Overall
#44  Key-value stores
#139  Relational DBMS
Score23.37
Rank#34  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Score1.71
Rank#137  Overall
#67  Relational DBMS
Websitebasex.orgwww.faircom.com/­products/­faircomedge-iot-databasewww.ibm.com/­products/­informixwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationdocs.basex.orglearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directoryinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
docs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperBaseX GmbHFairCom CorporationIBM, 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.Oracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release2007197919841998
Current release9.7.2, May 2022V3, October 202014.10.FC5, November 202011 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licensecommercial infoRestricted, free version availablecommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaANSI C, C++C, C++ and Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Android
Linux infoARM, x86
Raspbian
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infoXQuery supports typesyes, ANSI Standard SQL Typesyes infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypesyes
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infoANSI SQL queriesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTXQ
WebDAV
XML:DB
XQJ
ADO.NET
Direct SQL
IoT Microservice layer
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languagesActionscript
C
C#
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Rebol
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
VB.Net
.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++yesPL/SQL
Triggersyes infovia eventsyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneFile partitioning infoCustomizable business rules for partitioningShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infoSynchronous and asynchronous realtime replication based on transaction logsMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infowhen using SQLyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datamultiple readers, single writerACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoacross SQL and NoSQLyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept on 4 levelsFine grained user, group and file access rights managed across SQL (per ANSI standard) and NoSQL.Users with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controlsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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