IBM Informix Competitors and Alternatives

The top IBM Informix competitors are
  • IBM Db2
  • SQL Server
  • Oracle Database
  • MySQL
Read reviews of IBM Informix competitors and alternatives
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Microsoft
Paul Nockolds
Real User
Data Analyst at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 23 2017

What is most valuable?

The ability to organize and structure our data in order to extract and provide it to various products and systems... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We're able to easily upscale previous systems to provide an efficient interface for our internal clients to do their... more»

What needs improvement?

Learning SQL could be easier. Some inbuilt tools to enable faster query writing would be very useful.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Not my area.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Used MS Access, but data ports became too large for it to support, so we needed a product to take us to the next level... more»

What other advice do I have?

Do your homework first and be prepared for a tough learning curve.
MySQL Logo
Oracle
Muhammad Nurazhan Moin
Real User
Senior Web Manager at a university with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 04 2018

What is most valuable?

* Open-source * Multi-platform * Lightweight * Simple to set up, configure and tune * Support for enterprise-grade... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Due to the open source licensing model, it has allowed small businesses like ours to adopt enterprise-grade database... more»

What needs improvement?

It would be helpful if there were a graphical user interface to administer, configure, and tune it. If it had something... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

MySQL Enterprise Support is not cheap, though might still be cheaper than Oracle or SQL Server. They may not have local... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I’ve used SQL Server and Oracle for database systems. SQL Server is an excellent solution, in particular the DTS (Data... more»

What other advice do I have?

As long as your application supports it well, and you are familiar with the scaling options and its limitations, you... more»
Derez Lusk
Real User
Database Specialist BlueChip Database at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Jul 17 2017

What is most valuable?

Data structure -- easy access batch or interface.

How has it helped my organization?

All parts of storage mediums, including VSAM and sequential files to make the system work.

What needs improvement?

Applications are used within the boundaries of their functionality and/or business purposes. While there are different situations that may occur... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Not involved.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

N/A.

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