Informix database - Top 13 Alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Jun 24, 2021

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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.

2021's Top Informix database Alternatives

Here are the top 4 alternatives to Informix database that are worth checking out: WebSphere DataPower for SMBs, FoxPro for large size business, Stellar Phoenix for growing companies, and Data Recovery Assist for startups and SMBs.

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Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
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Informix
ITQlick rating
4.7/5
Score
84/100
Pricing
3.8/10
License pricing
$45 per month
Functionality
4
Best for SMBs
WebSphere
ITQlick rating
3.8/5
Score
86/100
Pricing
7/10
License pricing
$309 per license
Functionality
4
Best for Enterprise
FoxPro
ITQlick rating
3.4/5
Score
87/100
Pricing
4.4/10
License pricing
$2.50 per month
Functionality
4
Review
Growing
Stellar
ITQlick rating
4/5
Score
79/100
Pricing
2.2/10
License pricing
$49 per user/month
Functionality
4
Free version
Data
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
62/100
Pricing
5.8/10
License pricing
$79.99 per license
Functionality
4
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1. WebSphere DataPower - Best for SMBs

WebSphere DataPower is an alternative System software, WebSphere DataPower cloud, Informix database software can be used on-premises. WebSphere DataPower, with a pricing score of 7 is considered more expensive to implement than Informix database software with a score of 3.8.

WebSphere DataPower is rated 3.8 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (WebSphere offers 4 main features). compare head to head: WebSphere DataPower Vs Informix database software

2. FoxPro - Best for Large Business

FoxPro is an alternative System software, FoxPro used on the cloud, Informix database software can be used on-premises. FoxPro, with a pricing score of 4.4 is considered more expensive to implement than Informix database software with a score of 3.8.

FoxPro is rated 3.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (FoxPro offers 4 main features). compare head to head: FoxPro Vs Informix database software

3. Stellar Phoenix - Best for Growing Companies

Stellar Phoenix is an alternative System software, Stellar Phoenix installed on-premises, Informix database software can be used on-premises. Stellar Phoenix, with a pricing score of 2.2 is considered less expensive to implement than Informix database software with a score of 3.8.

Stellar Phoenix is rated 4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Stellar offers 4 main features). compare head to head: Stellar Phoenix Vs Informix database software

4. Data Recovery Assist - Best for NO Budget or Start up Companies

Data Recovery Assist is an alternative System software, Data Recovery Assist used on the cloud, Informix database software can be used on-premises. Data Recovery Assist, with a pricing score of 5.8 is considered more expensive to implement than Informix database software with a score of 3.8.

Data Recovery Assist is rated 4.3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Data offers 4 main features). compare head to head: Data Recovery Assist Vs Informix database software

5. SQLyog

SQLyog is an alternative System software, SQLyog installed on-premises, Informix database software can be used on-premises. SQLyog, with a pricing score of 4.2 is considered more expensive to implement than Informix database software with a score of 3.8.

SQLyog is rated 3.1 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (SQLyog offers 4 main features). compare head to head: SQLyog Vs Informix database software

6. Greenplum Database

Greenplum Database is an alternative System software, Greenplum Database used on the cloud, Informix database software can be used on-premises. Greenplum Database, with a pricing score of 4.2 is considered more expensive to implement than Informix database software with a score of 3.8.

Greenplum Database is rated 4.2 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Greenplum offers 4 main features). compare head to head: Greenplum Database Vs Informix database software

7. Exstream Dialogue

Exstream Dialogue is an alternative System software, Exstream Dialogue cloud, Informix database software can be used on-premises. Exstream Dialogue, with a pricing score of 4 is considered more expensive to implement than Informix database software with a score of 3.8.

Exstream Dialogue is rated 3.1 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Exstream offers 6 main features). compare head to head: Exstream Dialogue Vs Informix database software

8. Sybase Replication Server

Sybase Replication Server is an alternative System software, Sybase Replication Server cloud, Informix database software can be used on-premises. Sybase Replication Server, with a pricing score of 5.4 is considered more expensive to implement than Informix database software with a score of 3.8.

Sybase Replication Server is rated 3.8 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Sybase offers 4 main features). compare head to head: Sybase Replication Server Vs Informix database software

9. Sybase IQ

Sybase IQ is an alternative System software, Sybase IQ used on the cloud, Informix database software can be used on-premises. Sybase IQ, with a pricing score of 4.2 is considered more expensive to implement than Informix database software with a score of 3.8.

Sybase IQ is rated 3.2 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Sybase offers 6 main features). compare head to head: Sybase IQ Vs Informix database software

10. EnCase Forensic

EnCase Forensic is an alternative System software, EnCase Forensic cloud, Informix database software can be used on-premises. EnCase Forensic, with a pricing score of 6.8 is considered more expensive to implement than Informix database software with a score of 3.8.

EnCase Forensic is rated 3.8 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (EnCase offers 4 main features). compare head to head: EnCase Forensic Vs Informix database software

11. Autonomy IDOL

Autonomy IDOL is an alternative System software, Autonomy IDOL cloud, Informix database software can be used on-premises. Autonomy IDOL, with a pricing score of 4.4 is considered more expensive to implement than Informix database software with a score of 3.8.

Autonomy IDOL is rated 3.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Autonomy offers 5 main features). compare head to head: Autonomy IDOL Vs Informix database software

12. Dell KACE K1100

Dell KACE K1100 is an alternative System software, Dell KACE K1100 used on the cloud, Informix database software can be used on-premises. Dell KACE K1100, with a pricing score of 3 is considered less expensive to implement than Informix database software with a score of 3.8.

Dell KACE K1100 is rated 3.2 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Dell offers 4 main features). compare head to head: Dell KACE K1100 Vs Informix database software

13. netTerrain

netTerrain is an alternative System software, netTerrain used on the cloud, Informix database software can be used on-premises. netTerrain, with a pricing score of 5.4 is considered more expensive to implement than Informix database software with a score of 3.8.

netTerrain is rated 4.2 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (netTerrain offers 4 main features). compare head to head: netTerrain Vs Informix database software

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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.