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DBMS > Informix vs. ObjectBox vs. Teradata

System Properties Comparison Informix vs. ObjectBox vs. Teradata

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NameInformix  Xexclude from comparisonObjectBox  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata  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 dataExtremely fast embedded database for small devices, IoT and MobileA hybrid cloud data analytics software platform (Teradata Vantage)
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDBObject oriented DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS infowith Informix TimeSeries Extension
Time Series DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score23.23
Rank#33  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score0.87
Rank#188  Overall
#8  Object oriented DBMS
Score68.95
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­informixobjectbox.iowww.teradata.com
Technical documentationinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
docs.objectbox.iodocs.teradata.com
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.ObjectBox LimitedTeradata
Initial release198420171984
Current release14.10.FC5, November 2020Teradata Vantage 1.0 MU2, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoApache License 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC, C++ and JavaC and C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Android
iOS
Linux
macOS
Windows
hosted
Linux
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infoJoin-index to prejoin tables, aggregate index, sparse index, hash index
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoyes infoSQL 2016 + extensions
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary native API.NET Client API
HTTP REST
JDBC
JMS Adapter
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Dart
Go
Java
JavaScript infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Kotlin
Python infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Swift
C
C++
Cobol
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
Perl
PL/1
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyes infoUDFs, stored procedures, table functions in parallel
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding infoHashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
online/offline synchronization between client and serverMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
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 dataACIDACIDACID
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
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controlsyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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InformixObjectBoxTeradata
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