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System Properties Comparison Informix vs. MonetDB vs. RavenDB

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NameInformix  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  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 dataA relational database management system that stores data in columnsOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document Database
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS infowith Informix TimeSeries Extension
Document storeGraph DBMS infoexperimental
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score23.37
Rank#28  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Score1.96
Rank#125  Overall
#62  Relational DBMS
Score4.16
Rank#80  Overall
#14  Document stores
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­informixwww.monetdb.orgravendb.net
Technical documentationinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
www.monetdb.org/­Documentationravendb.net/­docs
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.MonetDB BVHibernating Rhinos
Initial release198420042010
Current release14.10.FC3, December 2019Jun2020-SP1, July 20204.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0Open Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC, C++ and JavaCC#
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypesyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsSQL-like query language (RQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes, in SQL, C, Ryes
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding via remote tablesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
none infoSource-replica replication available in experimental statusMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linq
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID, Cluster-wide transaction available
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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controlsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess control on document level using the Authorization Bundle
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InformixMonetDBRavenDB
Specific characteristicsColumn-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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RavenDB is the pioneer NoSQL Document Database that is fully transactional (ACID)...
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Competitive advantagesScalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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RavenDB is easy to setup and secure. You can do it in a matter of minutes . Easy...
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Typical application scenariosAnalytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
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IoT for Edge Deployments Fraud Detection Recommendation Engines Product Catalogs...
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Key customersNumascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
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Toyota, Capgemini, Vodafone, Medicaid, Asos, Nomura, RMS Automotive, MSNBC, Pluralsight,...
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Market metrics2 million+ downloads 1000+ customers including Fortune 500 large enterprises
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Licensing and pricing modelsFree and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
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RavenDB is available on-premise and in the cloud. RavenDB Cloud is available on AWS...
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