DB-EnginesCrateDB bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > c-treeACE vs. Informix vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database

System Properties Comparison c-treeACE vs. Informix vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
Namec-treeACE  Xexclude from comparisonInformix  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh speed key-value store, desgined for high availability, mission critical applications with automatic recovery and immediately consistent transaction support.A secure embeddable database from IBM, positioned besides DB2 as a relatively low-cost product optimized for OLTP and Internet of Things dataDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL Server
Primary database modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS infowith Informix TimeSeries Extension
Document store
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.52
Rank#206  Overall
#34  Key-value stores
#98  Relational DBMS
Score25.51
Rank#26  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Score27.89
Rank#25  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.faircom.com/­-products/­-c-treeacewww.ibm.com/­products/­informixazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-database
Technical documentationlearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directoryinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­sql-database
DeveloperFairCom CorporationIBM, 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.Microsoft
Initial release197919842010
Current releaseV11.5, November 201714.10, March 2019V12
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoRestricted, free version availablecommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageANSI C, C++C, C++ and JavaC++
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
QNX
SCO
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows infoeasily portable to other OSs
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes, ANSI Standard SQL Typesyes 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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoANSI SQL queriesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
Direct SQL
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Visual Basic
.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++yesTransact SQL
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesFile partitioning, horizontal partitioning, sharding infoCustomizable business rules for table partitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoSynchronous and asynchronous realtime replication based on transaction logsMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
yes, with always 3 replicas available
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infowhen using SQLyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoacross SQL and NoSQLyesyes
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
User concepts infoAccess controlFine grained user, group and file access rights managed across SQL (per ANSI standard) and NoSQL.Users with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controlsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
c-treeACEInformixMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure
Specific characteristicsSpeed, reliability and consistency are the reasons businesses choose FairCom’s c-treeACE...
» more
Competitive advantagesTop Features High-speed transaction processing Immediately consistent, ACID-compliant,...
» more
Typical application scenariosc-treeACE speed, reliability, and flexibility are direct reasons this technology...
» more
Key customersVISA, UPS, Verizon, Motorola, CommVault, Thomson Reuters, ACI, BNY Mellon, Rockwell...
» more
Market metricsFrom banking and financial transactions, transportation, warehouse automation, package...
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsJust as the technical aspects of c-treeACE are flexible to meet operation requirements,...
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
c-treeACEInformixMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure
DB-Engines blog posts

Cloud-based DBMS's popularity grows at high rates
12 December 2019, Paul Andlinger

The popularity of cloud-based DBMSs has increased tenfold in four years
7 February 2017, Matthias Gelbmann

Increased popularity for consuming DBMS services out of the cloud
2 October 2015, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

FairCom and Software AG sign new contract for c-treeACE Database
22 March 2019, PRNewswire

Database leader FairCom releases c-treeACE V11.5
8 November 2017, PR Newswire

Verizon awards database contract to FairCom
26 September 2018, Markets Insider

FairCom to feature #ctreeEDGE IoT Database at LiveWorx19
4 June 2019, PRNewswire

Database leader FairCom celebrates 40 years of providing fast, reliable solutions
6 November 2019, Yahoo Finance

provided by Google News

Massive Growth in Embedded Database Management System Market by 2019-2025 with Profiling Key Players IBM, Microsoft, Informix, PointBase, Oracle
11 December 2019, Market Report Gazette

Sigma Labs Appoints Software Exec Ruport Executive Chairman
9 December 2019, Quality Magazine

Fugitive Silicon Valley tech executive hauled into federal court
15 October 2019, The Mercury News

Embedded Database Management Systems Market Analysis, Trends and Forecasts to 2025
10 December 2019, Markets Gazette 24

Business, Healthcare, Industry Latest News, Updated News, Latest trending News
7 December 2019, Market Report Gazette

provided by Google News

Overview of Azure SQL Database Networking
25 November 2019, Database Journal

Microsoft Announces Azure Blockchain Tokens and Blockchain Data Manager
9 December 2019, Database Trends and Applications

IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server 10.5 Expands Performance Monitoring On-Premises and in the Cloud
3 December 2019, Associated Press

How to share SQL tables and views using Azure Data Share - Microsoft
29 November 2019, Channel 9

Microsoft shows off hybrid cloud management and cloud analytics tools at Ignite
14 November 2019, CIO

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Informix 4GL Developer
Galaxy Systems, Wallingford, CT

Informix DB Administrator
ITL USA, Orlando, FL

Java Developer
SDH Systems, Plano, TX

Applications Developer
US Judicial Branch, Washington, DC

Sr Informix Database Admin
West Corporation, Omaha, NE

SQL Server Database Administrator
City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

SQL Database Administrator
Plante Moran, Southfield, MI

Lead Database Engineer - Azure SQL (DBaaS)
MasterCard, Arlington, VA

SQL Escalation Engineer
Microsoft, Charlotte, NC

Cloud SQL Server DBA
Revenue Solutions, Inc., Roseville, CA

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Redis logo

Hosted, serverless DBaaS
in 3 steps.

30MB Free!
Start now.


Datastax logo

Build data-driven applications that set the standard for performance, availability,
& scale with DataStax.
Learn more.

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

Present your product here