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DBMS > Informix vs. MaxDB vs. Sadas Engine

System Properties Comparison Informix vs. MaxDB vs. Sadas Engine

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NameInformix  Xexclude from comparisonMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-D  Xexclude from comparisonSadas Engine  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 robust and reliable RDBMS optimized to run all major SAP solutionsSADAS Engine is a columnar DBMS specifically designed for high performance in Data warehouse environments
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMSRelational 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
Score23.84
Rank#33  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score4.32
Rank#82  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score0.01
Rank#351  Overall
#146  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­informixmaxdb.sap.comwww.sadasengine.com
Technical documentationinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
maxdb.sap.com/­documentationwww.sadasengine.com/­index.php/­downloads/­documentation-columnar-db
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.SAP, acquired from Software AG (Adabas-D) in 1997SADAS s.r.l.
Initial release198419842006
Current release14.10.FC5, November 20207.9.10 (January 2020), 20208.0
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial infoLimited community edition freecommercial infofree trial version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC, C++ and JavaC++C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
AIX
Linux
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
WebDAV
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
.Net
C
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesno
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonehorizontal partitioning
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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
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.yesnoyes infomanaged by 'Learn by Usage'
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controlsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standard

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