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System Properties Comparison Informix vs. MongoDB vs. Transbase
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|Name||Informix Xexclude from comparison||MongoDB Xexclude from comparison||Transbase Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||A secure embeddable database from IBM, positioned besides IBM Db2 as a relatively low-cost product optimized for OLTP and Internet of Things data||One of the most popular document stores available both as a fully managed cloud service and for deployment on self-managed infrastructure||A resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS|
|Primary database model||Relational DBMS Since Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDB||Document store||Relational DBMS|
|Secondary database models||Document store|
Time Series DBMS with Informix TimeSeries Extension
Search engine integrated Lucene index, currently in MongoDB Atlas only.
Time Series DBMS Time Series Collections introduced in Release 5.0
Vector DBMS currently available in the MongoDB Atlas cloud service only
|Developer||IBM, HCL Technologies Effective May 1st, 2017, HCL took on development, technical support, and product management teams, and works jointly with IBM on product strategy, marketing, and sales.||MongoDB, Inc||Transaction Software GmbH|
|Current release||14.10.FC5, November 2020||6.0.7, June 2023||Transbase 8.3, 2022|
|License Commercial or Open Source||commercial free developer edition available||Open Source MongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.||commercial free development license|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no MongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)||no|
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|Implementation language||C, C++ and Java||C++||C and C++|
|Server operating systems||AIX|
|Data scheme||yes||schema-free Although 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.||yes|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes Since Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes||yes string, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatial||yes|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||no|
|SQL Support of SQL||yes||Read-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Atlas SQL Interface||yes|
|APIs and other access methods||JDBC|
JSON API MongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
RESTful HTTP API
proprietary protocol using JSON
Proprietary native API
|Supported programming languages||.Net|
|Actionscript unofficial driver|
Clojure unofficial driver
ColdFusion unofficial driver
D unofficial driver
Dart unofficial driver
Delphi unofficial driver
Groovy unofficial driver
Lisp unofficial driver
Lua unofficial driver
MatLab unofficial driver
PowerShell unofficial driver
Prolog unofficial driver
R unofficial driver
Smalltalk unofficial driver
|Triggers||yes||yes in MongoDB Atlas only||yes|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||Sharding||Sharding Partitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keys. Live resharding allows users to change their shard keys as an online operation with zero downtime.|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||Multi-source replication|
|Multi-Source deployments with MongoDB Atlas Global Clusters|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||no||yes||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Immediate Consistency||Eventual Consistency can be individually decided for each read operation|
Immediate Consistency default behaviour
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||yes||no typically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possible||yes|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||ACID||Multi-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolation||yes|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes optional, enabled by default||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||yes||yes In-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2||no|
|User concepts Access control||Users with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controls||Access rights for users and roles||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard|
|More information provided by the system vendor|
|Specific characteristics||MongoDB provides an integrated suite of cloud database and data services to accelerate...|
|Competitive advantages||Built around the flexible document data model and unified API, MongoDB is a developer...|
|Typical application scenarios||AI-enriched intelligent apps (Continental, Telefonica, Iron Mountain) Internet of...|
|Key customers||ADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Auto Trader, Barclays, BBVA, Bosch, Cisco, CERN,...|
|Market metrics||Hundreds of millions downloads, over 150,000+ Atlas clusters provisioned every month...|
|Licensing and pricing models||MongoDB database server: Server-Side Public License (SSPL) . Commercial licenses...|
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