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NameInformix  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  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 dataIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for caching
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDBKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS infowith Informix TimeSeries Extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score24.38
Rank#28  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Score24.81
Rank#27  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­informixwww.memcached.org
Technical documentationinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
github.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wiki
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.Danga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournal
Initial release19842003
Current release14.10.FC3, December 20191.6.0, March 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoBSD license
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
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypesno
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesno
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
none infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallity
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesno
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controlsyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocol

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