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System Properties Comparison Informix vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. Stardog

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NameInformix  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonStardog  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 containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalabilityEnterprise Knowledge Graph and graph DBMS with high availability and high performance reasoning
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
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS infowith Informix TimeSeries Extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score25.68
Rank#27  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Score0.92
Rank#161  Overall
#22  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#6  Object oriented DBMS
#81  Relational DBMS
Score0.89
Rank#165  Overall
#12  Graph DBMS
#6  RDF stores
Websitewww.ibm.com/­analytics/­informixwww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-iriswww.stardog.com
Technical documentationinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
docs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clswww.stardog.com/­docs
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.InterSystemsStardog-Union
Initial release198420182010
Current release14.10, March 20192018.1.1, February 20186.2.3, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercialcommercial info60-day fully-featured trial license; 1-year fully-featured non-commercial use license for academics/students
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC, C++ and JavaJava
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
AIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesdepending on used data modelschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypesyesyes
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.yesno infoImport/export of XML data possible
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infosupports real-time indexing in full-text and geospatial
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesSPARQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsJSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Jena RDF API
OWL
RDF4J API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SNARL
SPARQL
Spring Data
Stardog Studio
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
Clojure
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesuser defined functions and aggregates, HTTP Server extensions in Java
Triggersyesyesyes infovia event handlers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
Master-slave replicationMaster-master replication in HA-Cluster
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency in HA-Cluster
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes inforelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
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.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controlsyesAccess rights for users and roles
More information provided by the system vendor
InformixInterSystems IRISStardog
Specific characteristicsInterSystems IRIS is a complete “cloud-first” data platform which includes a multi-model...
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Stardog is a knowledge graph platform backed by a performant, scalable graph database....
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Competitive advantagesStardog is uniquely designed to aid in data integration for your complex data. Benefits...
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Typical application scenariosStardog is frequently used for: Anti-money laundering & fraud monitoring Customer...
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Key customersBosch, Dow Jones, Elsevier, Ericsson, Morgan Stanley, NASA, NIH, Nokia, Salesforce,...
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Market metricsStardog's technology is based on ground-breaking research by our founders cited 10,000+...
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Licensing and pricing modelsA fully-featured 60-day Trial license is available for those testing Stardog; contact...
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IIUG Informix Conference 2019
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