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System Properties Comparison Hive vs. Informix
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|Name||Hive Xexclude from comparison||Informix Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||data warehouse software for querying and managing large distributed datasets, built on Hadoop||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||Apache Software Foundation initially developed by Facebook||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||3.1.3, April 2022||14.10.FC5, November 2020|
|License Commercial or Open Source||Open Source Apache Version 2||commercial free developer edition available|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no|
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|Implementation language||Java||C, C++ and Java|
|Server operating systems||All OS with a Java VM||AIX|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes||yes Since Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes|
|SQL Support of SQL||SQL-like DML and DDL statements||yes|
|APIs and other access methods||JDBC|
JSON API MongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
RESTful HTTP API
|Supported programming languages||C++|
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||yes user defined functions and integration of map-reduce||yes|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||Sharding||Sharding|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||selectable replication factor||Multi-source replication|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||yes query execution via MapReduce||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Eventual Consistency||Immediate Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||no||yes|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||no||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|
|User concepts Access control||Access rights for users, groups and roles||Users with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controls|
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