Compare IBM Informix vs. Teradata

IBM Informix is ranked 8th in Relational Databases with 3 reviews while Teradata is ranked 3rd in Relational Databases with 12 reviews. IBM Informix is rated 10.0, while Teradata is rated 8.2. 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 Teradata writes "Cuts time to process huge amounts of data with efficient analytical queries". IBM Informix is most compared with SQL Server, Oracle Database and IBM Db2, whereas Teradata is most compared with SQL Server, Oracle Exadata and Amazon Redshift. See our IBM Informix vs. Teradata report.
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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 most valuable features are the Shared-nothing architecture and data protection functionality.The feature that we find most valuable is its ability to perform Massive Parallel Processing.It handles large amounts of information with a linear performance increase, in relation to a HW investment.It has a solid set of tools and consulting services.It has massive parallel processing ability to do large amounts of concurrent querying.It has given our business the ability to gain insights into the data and create data labs for analysis and PoCs.Cuts time to process huge amounts of data with efficient analytical queries.A conventional and easily defined way to build a data warehouse or a layer of data marts.

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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 user interface needs to be improved.I would like to see an improved Knowledge Base on the web.It needs a teaching web site with more training on third-party tools used for BI.We tried to use case Teradata for a data warehouse system, but we had some problems in relation to the Teradata system, CDC tools, and source databases. We were unable to transfer data from HPE Integrity mainframe to Teradata.There is a need to improve performance in high transaction processes, as well as the reporting system.Query language and its functionality are rather limited, compared to Oracle or even SQL Server. However, it is possible to perform any kind of logic in it (though some workarounds may be required).Data ingestion is done via external utilities and not by the query language itself. It would be more convenient to have that functionality within its SQL dialect.Needs compatibility with more Big Data platforms.

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The price needs to be more competitive as Hadoop, Redshift, Snowflake, etc are constantly making way into EDW space.We are looking for a more flexible cost model for the next version that we use, whether it be cloud or on-premise.Price is quite high, so if it is really possible to use other solutions (e.g. you do not have strict requirements for performance and huge data volumes), it might be better to look at alternatives from the RDBMS world.Teradata is expensive but gives value for money, especially if you don't want to move your data to the cloud.It is still a very expensive solution. While I very much like the pure technological supremacy of the software itself, I believe Teradata as a company needs to become more affordable. They are already losing the market to more flexible or cheaper competitors.

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Ranking
8th
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2,691
Comparisons
1,958
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
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10.0
3rd
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19,870
Comparisons
15,334
Reviews
12
Average Words per Review
228
Avg. Rating
8.2
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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.

Teradata's portfolio of big data analytic solutions, integrated marketing applications, and services help organizations gain a sustainable competitive advantage with data.

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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, GreenIvoryNetflix
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Comms Service Provider43%
Manufacturing Company14%
Logistics Company14%
Financial Services Firm14%
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Software R&D Company37%
Financial Services Firm15%
Media Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
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