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System Properties Comparison Informix vs. Postgres-XL vs. Quasardb vs. SingleStore

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NameInformix  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  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 dataBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresDistributed, high-performance timeseries databaseMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS infowith Informix TimeSeries Extension
Document store
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score23.84
Rank#33  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score0.73
Rank#203  Overall
#100  Relational DBMS
Score0.15
Rank#293  Overall
#26  Time Series DBMS
Score6.51
Rank#59  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­informixwww.postgres-xl.orgquasardb.netwww.singlestore.com
Technical documentationinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
www.postgres-xl.org/­documentationdoc.quasardb.netdocs.singlestore.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.quasardbSingleStore Inc.
Initial release19842014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB20092013
Current release14.10.FC5, November 202010 R1, October 20183.1, January 20197.3, December 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoMozilla public licensecommercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licensescommercial infofree developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC, C++ and JavaCC++C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux info64 bit version required
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypesyesyes infointeger and binaryyes
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.yes infoXML type, but no XML query functionalitynono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infowith tagsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infodistributed, parallel query executionSQL-like query languageyes, but no triggers and foreign keys
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsnoyes
Triggersyesyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioningSharding infoconsistent hashingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replication with selectable replication factorSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonowith Hadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency only within each node
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoMVCCACIDACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITED
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby using LevelDByes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes infoTransient modeyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controlsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trailfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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InformixPostgres-XLQuasardbSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL
Specific characteristicsHigh-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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SingleStore is The No Limits Database™, powering modern applications and analytical...
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Competitive advantagesHigh performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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Performance - Shattering the Trillion-Rows-Per-Second Barrier Fast data ingest -...
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Typical application scenariosTick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Real-Time Analytics Internet of Things Personalization and Recommendations Risk Management...
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Key customersLarge EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Comcast - Real-time Stream Processing Architecture DellEMC - Getting it Right Exactly...
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Market metricsHas been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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Customers in various industries worldwide -- US and International Industry Solutions:...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCommunity edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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F ree Tier and Enterprise Edition
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