Compare IBM Informix vs. LocalDB

IBM Informix is ranked 8th in Relational Databases with 3 reviews while LocalDB is ranked 16th in Relational Databases with 1 review. IBM Informix is rated 10.0, 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 "A database with excellent reporting features, good technical support, and a straightforward setup". IBM Informix is most compared with SQL Server, Oracle Database and IBM Db2, whereas LocalDB is most compared with SQL Server, MySQL and Teradata.
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Pros
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 is very straightforward. The guidelines are very easy to follow. Maintenance is very easy and requires very little manpower.

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This solution is in need of more current tools.I really would love to have a QT plugin.

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The ALM features can be improved, but the database by itself is reliable.

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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, Federaciā€¹ FarmacĀ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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