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System Properties Comparison Informix vs. IRONdb vs. Speedb

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NameInformix  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonSpeedb  Xexclude from comparison
IRONdb seems to be discontinued. Therefore it is excluded from the DB-Engines Ranking.
DescriptionA secure embeddable database from IBM, positioned besides IBM 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 simplicityAn embeddable, high performance key-value store optimized for write-intensive workloads, which can be used as a drop-in replacement for RocksDB
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDBTime Series DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS infowith Informix TimeSeries Extension
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Score17.87
Rank#35  Overall
#22  Relational DBMS
Score0.21
Rank#315  Overall
#45  Key-value stores
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­informixwww.circonus.com/solutions/time-series-database/www.speedb.io
Technical documentationinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
docs.circonus.com/irondb/category/getting-started
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.Speedb
Initial release198420172020
Current release14.10.FC5, November 2020V0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0; commercial license 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
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsno
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 indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)no
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
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
C
C++
Go
Java
Perl
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes, in Luano
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodehorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
configurable replication factor, datacenter awareyes
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 nodes
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoyes
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.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controlsnono
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InformixIRONdbSpeedb
Specific characteristicsSpeedb is an embedded key-value storage engine for versatile use cases. It was designed...
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Competitive advantagesSpeedb Open-source rebases on RocksDB's latest versions, with enhanced capabilities...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source - Speedb OSS is released under an Apache license and can be found on...
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