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DBMS > Informix vs. RethinkDB vs. SAP Advantage Database Server vs. SwayDB vs. XTDB

System Properties Comparison Informix vs. RethinkDB vs. SAP Advantage Database Server vs. SwayDB vs. XTDB

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NameInformix  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADS  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparisonXTDB infoformerly named Crux  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 dataDBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.Low-cost RDBMS with access to ISAM and FoxPro data structuresAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storageA general purpose database with bitemporal SQL and Datalog and graph queries
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDBDocument storeRelational DBMSKey-value storeDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS infowith Informix TimeSeries Extension
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score22.95
Rank#33  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score3.14
Rank#97  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score4.00
Rank#84  Overall
#46  Relational DBMS
Score0.02
Rank#336  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Score0.00
Rank#351  Overall
#49  Document stores
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­informixrethinkdb.comwww.sap.com/­products/­advantage-database-server.htmlswaydb.iogithub.com/­xtdb/­xtdb
xtdb.com
Technical documentationinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
rethinkdb.com/­docsxtdb.com/­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.The Linux Foundation infosince July 2017Sybase, SAPSimer PlahaJuxt Ltd.
Initial release19842009199320182019
Current release14.10.FC5, November 20202.4.1, August 20201.19, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0Open Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageC, C++ and JavaC++ScalaClojure
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
All OS with a Java 8 (and higher) VM
Linux
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypesyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometryyesnoyes, extensible-data-notation format
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoyesnolimited SQL, making use of Apache Calcite
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
.NET Client API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP REST
JDBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
Delphi
Perl
PHP
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Clojure
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesnono
TriggersyesClient-side triggers through changefeedsyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding inforange basednonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replicationMulti-source replication infoCONFLICT Trigger to resolve replication conflicts
Source-replica replication
noneyes, each node contains all data
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDAtomic single-document operationsACIDAtomic execution of operationsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoMVCC basedyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes, flexibel persistency by using storage technologies like Apache Kafka, RocksDB or LMDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnono infocaching of (temporary) tables can be configuredyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controlsyes infousers and table-level permissionsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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