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DBMS > Informix vs. Raima Database Manager vs. RDF4J vs. Spark SQL vs. STSdb

System Properties Comparison Informix vs. Raima Database Manager vs. RDF4J vs. Spark SQL vs. STSdb

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NameInformix  Xexclude from comparisonRaima Database Manager infoformerly named db_Vista  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  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 dataRDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into an application or used as a database serverRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.Spark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processingKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
RDF storeRelational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS infowith Informix TimeSeries Extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score22.95
Rank#33  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score0.63
Rank#217  Overall
#106  Relational DBMS
#17  Time Series DBMS
Score0.68
Rank#211  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Score22.94
Rank#34  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Score0.05
Rank#321  Overall
#49  Key-value stores
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­informixraima.comrdf4j.orgspark.apache.org/­sqlgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
docs.raima.comrdf4j.org/­documentationspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
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.Raima Inc.Since 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.Apache Software FoundationSTS Soft SC
Initial release19841984200420142011
Current release14.10.FC5, November 202015, June 20213.2.0, October 20214.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercialOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageC, C++ and JavaCJavaScalaC#
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Android
HP-UX
Integrity RTOS
iOS
Linux
OS X
QNX
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes infoRDF Schemasyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypesyesyesyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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.no infoExporting/Importing of XML structures possibleno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
JDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Objective-C
PL/SQL
Java
PHP
Python
Java
Python
R
Scala
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infobased on the ANSI/ISO SQL Persistent Stored Modules (PSM) specificationyesnono
Triggersyesyesyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioningnoneyes, utilizing Spark Corenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replicationnonenonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usednono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as wellyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controlsnononono
More information provided by the system vendor
InformixRaima Database Manager infoformerly named db_VistaRDF4J infoformerly known as SesameSpark SQLSTSdb
Specific characteristicsRaima Database Manager (RDM) is an embedded time-series database optimized to run...
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Competitive advantagesDecreased time-to-market Industry-standard interfaces & tools for making your job...
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Typical application scenariosTypical use cases include: Internet of Things (IoT) Embedded In-Memory Database Time-Series...
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Key customersInfor, ABB, The Boeing Company, BAE Systems, Dow Jones, Dun & Bradstreet, Fujitsu,...
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Market metricsOver 30 000 applications developers worldwide have field-tested RDM products More...
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Licensing and pricing modelsJust as the technical aspects of Raima Database Manager are flexible, so are the...
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News

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10 June 2021

Raima Announces Release of Raima Database Manager (RDM) v14.2, a Powerful IoT Edge Embedded Database
8 October 2020

Raima Joins BlackBerry QNX Channel Partner Program to Deliver Safety-Critical and Secure Software Solutions for the IoT Edge Industry
1 October 2020

Raima Expands Their Reseller Network in Asia
19 May 2020

Raima and MontaVista announce strategic partnership
14 May 2020

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