Informix database Review - why 4.7 stars?

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Aug 23, 2020

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What is Informix database?

Main category: System

IBM Informix is a relational database management system for businesses of all sizes. It offers extensive database management and operational capabilities. The software was designed and launched by IBM headquartered in New York, United States.

Informix database rating -

The rating of Informix database is 4.7 stars out of 5 and the total score is 84 out of 100. The rating and score are based on ITQlick expert review. We publish unbiased reviews, learn more in our score and rating methodology page

Typical Customers

IBM Informix can be deployed for small educational networks as well as large enterprise networks. Other than its use for education purposes, it has been deployed in such industries as manufacturing, financial services, software development, technology, government, and others. Some noteworthy clients of the software include OCBC Bank, Office Depot, and Mac Guff Ligne etc.

Features

Access control services offered by IBM Informix include native network encryption, patch access, resource limit management, and separation of duties. It supports partial indexing as well as indexing of bitmap, expressions, and GIN.

The software offers database manipulation capabilities for inner joints, inner selection, parallel query, and blobs and clobs. Important database management services of the software include referential integrity, transactions, and Unicode management.

Informix database 3 Pros

  • IBM Informix offers support for manipulation of 32 bit as well as 64 bit integers.
  • Wide range of string formats are supported by IBM Informix, including char, clob, nchar, and others.
  • The software offers support for native network encryption for seamless deployment.

Informix database 2 Cons

  • Core database management capabilities of IBM Informix do not include relational database conversion and data backup.
  • The software does not offer support for multiple cores and multiple threads.

Competitors & Alternatives

Two major alternatives of IBM Informix are Firebird and HSQLDB. Firebird lacks the access control services of native network encryption and separation of duties. On the other hand, it offers extra feature of enterprise directory compatibility. It also offers additional database management capabilities of relational database conversion, multi-core support, data backup, and multiple threads management.

HSQLDB, just like IBM Informix, offers access control features of native network encryption and separation of duties. It is also similar to IBM Informix in that its network management capabilities are restricted to referential integrity and Unicode management. . The full list of competitors can be found here.

Informix database Pricing Information

The cost of license starting from $45 per month. On top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate - what is the REAL total cost of implementation? You need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 3.8 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Find here the REAL total cost breakdown for Informix database

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Informix database Categories

Database Management

Informix database specifications

ITQlick Score: 84/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.7/5)
Company: IBM
Address: IBM Corporation, New Orchard Road, Armonk, NY
Pricing: Starting from $45 per month
Typical customers: Medium business, Large business
Platforms: Desktop, Cloud
Operating Systems: Mac OS, Windows, Linux

Informix database Features

Data Import/Export
Basic Reports
Online Customer Support

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.