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System Properties Comparison Informix vs. LMDB vs. SiteWhere

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NameInformix  Xexclude from comparisonLMDB  Xexclude from comparisonSiteWhere  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 high performant, light-weight, embedded key-value database libraryM2M integration platform for persisting/querying time series data
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDBKey-value storeTime Series 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
Score1.99
Rank#125  Overall
#21  Key-value stores
Score0.06
Rank#356  Overall
#35  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­informixwww.symas.com/­symas-embedded-database-lmdbgithub.com/­sitewhere/­sitewhere
Technical documentationinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
www.lmdb.tech/­docsitewhere1.sitewhere.io/­index.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.SymasSiteWhere
Initial release198420112010
Current release14.10.FC5, November 20200.9.32, January 2024
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen SourceOpen Source infoCommon Public Attribution License Version 1.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC, C++ and JavaCJava
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freepredefined scheme
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnono
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP REST
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Nim
Objective C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Swift
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesno
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding infobased on HBase
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
noneselectable replication factor infobased on HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controlsnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept

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