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"The solution's stability, performance, enhanced functionality, and replication are all great features.""So far, we do not have a lot of issues. It's pretty problem-free.""For IoT business cases, having Informix Enterprise Edition work on edge computers, like Raspberry Pi and using Informix replication, makes complex situations simple to build and maintain.""The scalability is very good.""The initial setup is pretty easy."

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"Normally, every database server uses hard disks. In-Memory has a feature, apart from their database, which is very good. When we start our server, all your data needs loading memory. We can use that. It's a very good feature. I think they added this feature in 2019. We can mount memory in the partition, create partitions in there, and create table space from that spot to share. It's a really good feature. We use it a lot.""The solution is very fast.""The scalability of the solution is very good. It's able to support large amounts of data.""The application development is very user-friendly.""The most valuable aspects of this solution are the fast caching and improved performance to the database"

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"There should be more intelligence surrounding discovering data to be able to automatically create indexes.""Continue extending the SQL language for compatibility with the competition's language, including Stored Procedure Language.""The pricing is a bit expensive.""I would like to see backups from secondary servers.""The solution really doesn't add new features very often."

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"Technical support is below our expectations currently. It could be improved.""They should lower the price. My customers think that it's too expensive.""The pricing could be improved. It would ideal if it was more reasonable.""The solution is quite expensive.""We use some partitions in In-Memory. We have a very large table and a low dose. It is very expensive in data to load all of them into In-Memory. It takes up more memory slots in the server, as well as a lot of RAM. We use last partitions on the table. We always need to create a script and make a schedule that can load a last partition in In-Memory. Oracle doesn't have features to do this automatically. I would like them to allow us to load last partitions, as well as other table partitions, in In-Memory. I think a good feature would do that automatically, letting you see a table, load a large partition, and monitor loading memory. It's quite a good feature."

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"The free edition can be enough to handle moderate-size implementations, but you may want a pay for edition to benefit from more functionality, such as replication.""I am not aware of the licensing costs or terms."

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Top Answer: The initial setup is pretty easy.
Top Answer: The pricing is a little high, however, Oracle, for example, is a bit higher still.
Top Answer: What they're saying today is that IBM did not do the right thing with the old database of Informix. We need more marketing solutions for Informix as the marketing for Informix is very low here in Rio… more »
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Informix is one of the most widely used database servers offering high levels of performance and availability, distinctive capabilities, & minimal overhead.

Oracle Database In-Memory transparently accelerates analytics by orders of magnitude while simultaneously speeding up mixed-workload OLTP. With Oracle Database In-Memory, users get immediate answers to business questions that previously took hours.

Oracle Database In-Memory delivers leading-edge in-memory performance without the need to restrict functionality, or accept compromises, complexity and risk. Deploying Oracle Database In-Memory with any existing Oracle Database compatible application is as easy as flipping a switch - no application changes are required. Oracle Database In-Memory is fully integrated with the Oracle Database’s renowned scale-up, scale-out, storage tiering, availability, and security technologies making it the most industrialstrength offering on the market.

The ability to easily perform real-time data analysis together with real-time transaction processing on all existing applications enables organizations to transform into Real-Time Enterprises that quickly make data-driven decisions, respond instantly to customer demands, and continuously optimize all key processes.

For more information on Oracle Database In-Memory, visit Oracle.com

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Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider23%
Financial Services Firm11%
Local Government11%
Insurance Company11%
Computer Software Company33%
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Financial Services Firm9%
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Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise40%
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise57%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Informix vs. Oracle Database In-Memory and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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IBM Informix is ranked 8th in Relational Databases with 6 reviews while Oracle Database In-Memory is ranked 9th in Relational Databases with 5 reviews. IBM Informix is rated 9.0, while Oracle Database In-Memory is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of IBM Informix writes "Many embedded functionalities of the engine allow for significant savings on complex developments and maintenance". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Database In-Memory writes "Easy to deploy and has good performance". IBM Informix is most compared with SQL Server, Oracle Database, MySQL, IBM Db2 Database and Oracle Multitenant, whereas Oracle Database In-Memory is most compared with SAP HANA, MariaDB, SQL Server, IBM Db2 Database and CockroachDB. See our IBM Informix vs. Oracle Database In-Memory report.

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