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System Properties Comparison Informix vs. IRONdb vs. SingleStore

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NameInformix  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA secure embeddable database from IBM, positioned besides DB2 as a relatively low-cost product optimized for OLTP and Internet of Things dataA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDBTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS infowith Informix TimeSeries Extension
Document store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score22.45
Rank#31  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#335  Overall
#31  Time Series DBMS
Score5.51
Rank#65  Overall
#37  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­informixwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasewww.singlestore.com
Technical documentationinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
docs.circonus.com/­irondbdocs.singlestore.com
DeveloperIBM, 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.Circonus LLC.SingleStore Inc.
Initial release198420172013
Current release14.10.FC3, December 2019V0.10.20, January 20187.1.11, October 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC, C++ and JavaC and C++C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
LinuxLinux info64 bit version required
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyes
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 indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)yes, but no triggers and foreign keys
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes, in Luayes
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodeSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
configurable replication factor, datacenter awareSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate Consistency only within each node
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITED
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
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.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controlsnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
InformixIRONdbSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL
Specific characteristicsIRONdb is a highly available, distributed Time Series Database. It can support dozens...
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Competitive advantagesUnmatched Scalability IRONdb is unique among TSDBs in that it does not use a consensus...
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Typical application scenariosReal Systems Monitoring Monitor your systems infrastructure in real time across thousands...
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Key customersIRONdb serves the needs of the world's largest Time Series Database customers. One...
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Market metricsOnly TSDB capable of scaling to billions of metrics. Only TSDB to scale to dozens...
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Licensing and pricing modelsIRONdb is licensed under a subscription model based on the number of active metrics...
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