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NameInformix  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA secure embeddable database from IBM, positioned besides IBM Db2 as a relatively low-cost product optimized for OLTP and Internet of Things dataA containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalability
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDBDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational 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
Trend Chart
Score23.37
Rank#34  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Score2.25
Rank#119  Overall
#22  Document stores
#23  Key-value stores
#2  Object oriented DBMS
#59  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­informixwww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-iris
Technical documentationinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
docs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.cls
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.InterSystems
Initial release19842018
Current release14.10.FC5, November 20202021.1, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC, C++ and Java
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
AIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesdepending on used data model
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes 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.yes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes
Triggersyesyes
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
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controlsyes

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