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NameInformix
DescriptionAn RDBMS by IBM, which is positioned besides DB2 as relatively low-cost and embeddable product
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDB
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score26.59
Rank#26  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­analytics/­informix
DeveloperIBM, HCL Technologies infoEffective May 1st, 2017, HCL will take on development, technical support, and product management teams, and will work jointly with IBM on product strategy, marketing, and sales.
Initial release1984
Current release12.10.xC7, June 2016
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree developer edition available
Cloud-based infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno
Implementation languageC and C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes
APIs and other access methodsJSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
PHP
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes
Triggersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoextended query functionality with Informix Flexible Grid Technology (since 12.10)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept

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2 July 2018, Nasdaq

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