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DBMS > EXASOL vs. Informix vs. TempoIQ

System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. Informix vs. TempoIQ

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonInformix  Xexclude from comparisonTempoIQ infoformerly TempoDB  Xexclude from comparison
TempoIQ seems to be decommissioned. It will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.A secure embeddable database from IBM, positioned besides IBM Db2 as a relatively low-cost product optimized for OLTP and Internet of Things dataScalable analytics DBMS for sensor data, provided as a service (SaaS)
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDBTime Series 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
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Score2.73
Rank#122  Overall
#60  Relational DBMS
Score21.70
Rank#35  Overall
#21  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.comwww.ibm.com/­products/­informixtempoiq.com (offline)
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­resourcesinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
DeveloperExasolIBM, 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.TempoIQ
Initial release200019842012
Current release14.10.FC5, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageC, C++ and Java
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes 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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesno
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
JDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyesno
Triggersyesyesyes infoRealtime Alerts
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controlssimple authentication-based access control

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