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System Properties Comparison Informix vs. Machbase vs. MongoDB

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NameInformix  Xexclude from comparisonMachbase infoFormer name was Infiniflux  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  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 dataTimeSeries DBMS for IoT and BigDataOne of the most popular document stores available both as a fully managed cloud service and for deployment on self-managed infrastructure
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDBTime Series DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS infowith Informix TimeSeries Extension
Search engine infointegrated Lucene index, currently in MongoDB Atlas only.
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score25.14
Rank#27  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#303  Overall
#25  Time Series DBMS
Score426.97
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­informixwww.machbase.comwww.mongodb.com
Technical documentationinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
doc.machbase.comdocs.mongodb.com/­manual
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.MachbaseMongoDB, Inc
Initial release198420132009
Current release14.10.FC3, December 2019V4.04.2.2, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial infofree test version availableOpen Source infoMongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)
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Implementation languageC, C++ and JavaCC++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-free infoAlthough schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure. Optionally impose all or part of a schema by defining a JSON schema.
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypesyesyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatial
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
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query languageRead-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BI
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
proprietary protocol using JSON
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP infovia ODBC
Python
R infovia ODBC
Scala
Actionscript infoinofficial driver
C
C#
C++
Clojure infoinofficial driver
ColdFusion infoinofficial driver
D infoinofficial driver
Dart infoinofficial driver
Delphi infoinofficial driver
Erlang
Go
Groovy infoinofficial driver
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp infoinofficial driver
Lua infoinofficial driver
MatLab infoinofficial driver
Perl
PHP
PowerShell infoinofficial driver
Prolog infoinofficial driver
Python
R infoinofficial driver
Ruby
Scala
Smalltalk infoinofficial driver
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoJavaScript
Triggersyesnoyes infoin MongoDB Atlas only
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infopartitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keys
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
selectable replication factorMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possible
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolation
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesnoyes infooptional
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infovolatile and lookup tableyes infoIn-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controlssimple password-based access controlAccess rights for users and roles
More information provided by the system vendor
InformixMachbase infoFormer name was InfinifluxMongoDB
Specific characteristicsMachbase is an extremely fast time series database which processes large volumes...
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MongoDB is the leading modern, general purpose data platform, designed to unleash...
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Competitive advantagesFastest Database for IIoT, Independently verified, on Industry Standard Benchmarks....
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The MongoDB Data Platform can be used by developers building OLTP and analytical...
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Typical application scenariosDistributed Query In Machbase Enterprise Edition, a broker node, which is responsible...
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Internet of Things and Time Series (Bosch, Jaguar Land Rover) Mobile (The Weather...
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Key customersSamsung, POSCO, Hyundai heavy industries, SFA
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ADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Auto Trader, Barclays, BBVA, Bosch, Cisco, CERN,...
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Market metricsReal-time data processing Real-time index creation Optimized DBMS for processing...
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70 million downloads (growing at more than 30 thousand downloads per day). 15,000+...
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Licensing and pricing modelsMachbase provide several product editions, including: Intelligent Edge Device, Fog...
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MongoDB database server: Server-Side Public License (SSPL) . Commercial licenses...
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