Compare IBM Informix vs. LocalDB

IBM Informix is ranked 9th in Relational Databases with 4 reviews while LocalDB is ranked 18th in Relational Databases with 2 reviews. IBM Informix is rated 9.8, while LocalDB is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of IBM Informix writes "Its high availability characteristic is very stable and easy to configure and administer". On the other hand, the top reviewer of LocalDB writes "Good for the development process, generally stable, and easy to set up". IBM Informix is most compared with SQL Server, Oracle Database and IBM Db2, whereas LocalDB is most compared with SQL Server, MySQL and Teradata. See our IBM Informix vs. LocalDB report.
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Pros
The solution's stability, performance, enhanced functionality, and replication are all great features.This solution has made financial reporting possible by allowing financial people the opportunity to set Informix to "Auto Pilot" so that they can attend other duties.Every version is faster than the previous.

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The initial setup was simple.The initial setup is very straightforward. The guidelines are very easy to follow. Maintenance is very easy and requires very little manpower.

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Cons
There should be more intelligence surrounding discovering data to be able to automatically create indexes.This solution is in need of more current tools.I really would love to have a QT plugin.

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The solution needs to create a management tool. Right now, the solution has tools for creating a local installation, but it's too simplistic. We need something that's a bit more complex so that we can extend the tools with our scripts.The ALM features can be improved, but the database by itself is reliable.

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9th
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2,683
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1,924
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4
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9.8
18th
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982
Comparisons
829
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
301
Avg. Rating
9.0
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Overview
Informix is one of the most widely used database servers offering high levels of performance and availability, distinctive capabilities, & minimal overhead.LocalDB is a lightweight version of the SQL Server Express Database Engine that is targeted for program development. LocalDB starts on demand and runs in user mode, so there is no complex configuration.
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Sample Customers
Shaspa, Hildebrand, Kaifa, Ranhill Powertron, Federaci‹ Farmacutica (FedeFarma), Camden Council, The German Aerospace Center (DLR), Myers, Votorantim Group, Doosan Infracore, GreenIvoryAstraZeneca, Kienzle Automotive GmbH, Kodak Alaris, Unilever, Floatel International and Kongsberg Maritime, MyHero
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