2019-12-09T10:58:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering IBM Informix?


If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering IBM Informix, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 5Real User

We're an end-user and customer. While I would recommend Informix, today it is so difficult due to the market and the price. It's difficult to convince people to use Informix due to this. If the price was less than Oracle, it's likely people will use it more. On a scale from one to ten, I'd rate it at an eight.

2021-03-29T17:51:08Z
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Top 10Real User

Take a real look at Informix before making any choice. The competition may look appetizing but unsuspecting issues will probably occur after making the wrong choice, such as unbudgeted increases of your DBA team, decrease of reliability, and increase of complexity to implement similar solutions. In terms of functionality, not a lot is needed. The product has a lot of very good, useful functionality. Not looking at Informix would really mean a shot in your own leg before walking a long distance. This reflects my opinion and the vast majority of my customers'.

2020-04-26T10:37:00Z
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Top 5Real User

We use all deployment models, including cloud and on-premises. I'd recommend the solution; I'd rate it nine out of ten.

2019-12-09T10:58:00Z
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