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System Properties Comparison Informix vs. Kinetica vs. WakandaDB

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NameInformix  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonWakandaDB  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 dataFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsWakandaDB is embedded in a server that provides a REST API and a server-side javascript engine to access data
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMSObject oriented 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
Score24.16
Rank#34  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Score0.55
Rank#230  Overall
#110  Relational DBMS
Score0.02
Rank#344  Overall
#17  Object oriented DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­informixwww.kinetica.comwakanda.github.io
Technical documentationinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
www.kinetica.com/­docsdoc.wakanda.org/­home2.en.html#/­Datastore/­Introduction.200-588937.en.html
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.KineticaWakanda SAS
Initial release198420122012
Current release14.10.FC5, November 20207.1, August 20212.7.0 (April 29, 2019), April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercialOpen Source infoAGPLv3, extended commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC, C++ and JavaC, C++C++, JavaScript
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
LinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like DML and DDL statementsno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsyes
Triggersyesyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
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.yesyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controlsAccess rights for users and roles on table levelyes
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InformixKineticaWakandaDB
Specific characteristicsNative and fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs, with memory first...
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Competitive advantagesBest in class geospatial and temporal analytics. Lockless architecture provides real-time...
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Typical application scenariosAny application requiring (1) real time insights, (2) time series analysis (3) geospatial...
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Key customersCitibank, US Air Force, Softbank, OVO, Telkomsel, USPS, 2 of the top 3 US Telcos,...
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Market metricsThe largest IoT deployment in the world, NORAD, runs on Kinetica.
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Licensing and pricing modelsAlways Free Tier in the Cloud, Pay-As-You-Go Consumption Based Pricing, and Portable...
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