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System Properties Comparison Informix vs. Interbase

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NameInformix  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  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 dataLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from Borland
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDBRelational 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
Score17.87
Rank#35  Overall
#22  Relational DBMS
Score4.61
Rank#72  Overall
#39  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­informixwww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbase
Technical documentationinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
docs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbase
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.Embarcadero
Initial release19841984
Current release14.10.FC5, November 2020InterBase 2020, December 2019
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 JavaC
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Android
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
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.no infoexport as XML data possible
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger language
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Interbase Change Views
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 infoMultiversion concurreny control
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 controlsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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