Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with IBM Informix.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
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. They need to push it out more, to give it more visibility. In comparison, for example, Oracle is everywhere. They market everywhere. They are very visible. The solution should offer replication. It would be helpful if the solution would allow us to access third-party tools. Oracle, for example, has that capability. The pricing is a bit expensive.
* Continue extending the SQL language for compatibility with the competition's language, including Stored Procedure Language. * Be more active in the open source community. * Regain occupation of VAR and BP fields. * Regain occupation in software makers. * The product needs a lot more marketing involvement from IBM. Some customers simply believe that Informix does not exist anymore due to the heavy silence of IBM Salesforce.
The solution doesn't include functionality like data anonymization. We have this functionality in other solutions like In SQL and Oracle but not in Informix. IBM has another product for anonymization, called InfoSphere Optim. Some clients want that anonymization in the engine, not in another product. Instead of making it a separate product, they should merge the two, or make anonymization available in this solution as well. There should be more intelligence surrounding discovering data to be able to automatically create indexes.
This solution is in need of more current tools.
This solution would be improved with offline data export. I really would love to have a QT plugin.
I am expecting the new version 14.1 that brings significant improvements to replication. With Informix, everything that's expected is met.
We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.
Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is IBM DB2 vs Oracle Database.
What is the biggest difference between these two solutions? Which would you recommend?
Thanks for your help!