Compare IBM Informix vs. MariaDB

IBM Informix is ranked 9th in Relational Databases with 4 reviews while MariaDB is ranked 7th in Relational Databases with 4 reviews. IBM Informix is rated 9.8, while MariaDB is rated 8.0. 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 MariaDB writes "Open-source, easy to deploy for development, and works well for most use cases". IBM Informix is most compared with SQL Server, Oracle Database and IBM Db2, whereas MariaDB is most compared with SQL Server, PostgreSQL and CockroachDB. See our IBM Informix vs. MariaDB 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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I would say that for most use cases it works fine.The most valuable feature of MariaDB is the replication mode.This solution is user-friendly.The solution is very stable. It was originally built under MySQL. It has a similar level of stability.

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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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It's not very stable. It needs improvement.Maria DB has to improve from a management perspective.In the next release, I would like to see improvements in the scalability and redundancy features.The interface should be more user-friendly. It should be able to connect directly to the database and Interact with it without having to use commands. It needs better integration.

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It's an open-source solution.The price of this solution represents a very good compromise between the cost and what it offers.

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9th
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3
Average Words per Review
325
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8.0
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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.MariaDB Server is the fastest growing open source database. With its open-source innovation and enterprise-grade reliability, MariaDB Server is a modern database trusted by everyone from highly regulated industries to cutting-edge web-scale companies. MariaDB Server is available through all leading Linux distributions, and is the default database in openSUSE, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) / CentOS / Fedora, Arch Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise and Debian, reaching more than 60 million developers worldwide. As one of the most broadly adopted and widely deployed around the world, MariaDB Server receives contributions from companies like Alibaba, Facebook and Google — benefiting the entire community.
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Shaspa, Hildebrand, Kaifa, Ranhill Powertron, Federaci‹ Farmacutica (FedeFarma), Camden Council, The German Aerospace Center (DLR), Myers, Votorantim Group, Doosan Infracore, GreenIvoryGoogle, Wikipedia, Tencent, Verizon, DBS Bank, Deutsche Bank, Telefónica, Huatai Securities
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