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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Informix vs. Oracle Database and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"The solution's stability, performance, enhanced functionality, and replication are all great features.""The stability is incredible. I have customers with uptimes of several years.""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.""So far, we do not have a lot of issues. It's pretty problem-free.""The scalability is very good.""The initial setup is pretty easy.""Replication is a valuable feature and easy to use."

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"The database is very secure, robust, and scalable. It has all the features that you need, such as disaster recovery, replication, backup, etc. It comes with all the features.""Most of our customers have been using multitenant options. Advanced Compression and Advanced Security are the most valuable features in most customer environments.""I am not an IT person. I am an end-user of this solution, and based on my experience, it is comfortable to work with. Everything is okay, and the data is timely available. It can also be easily integrated.""The autonomous database simplifies everything.""A really large and very useful language to process data.""The solution can scale well.""What I like most is the real application security.""Oracle Database is easy to use."

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

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"The database environment needs to be cheaper. By making it less expensive, Oracle would be more competitive with other database vendors.""The consumption of memory and the client memory has been increased exorbitantly in the most recent past.""The initial setup is a bit complex.""We believe that the usability could be improved, especially within the data lakehouse. We found content management to be a little bit more simpler within the GUI part.""The primary concern is that Oracle is highly restricted in terms of the approved technologies where we can freely deploy Oracle Database or any other Oracle product.""Technical support quality has dropped recently. They aren't as helpful or responsive as they used to be.""The client-side of Oracle Database could improve. The client graphic user interface works on Java and sometimes it freezes, these should be fixed.""I have been looking for a virtualization database engine from Oracle. They have third-party vendors that can do it but if Oracle comes with its own virtual engine, it would be helpful. Additionally, the solution could be more user-friendly and improve the Transparent Data Encryption."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "Our licensing costs are between $40,000 and $50,000 per year. Those are the costs that cover maintenance and licensing."
  • "The pricing is something that Oracle should work on to make the product more affordable, especially to businesses in third-world countries."
  • "It is very expensive. We pay in dollars, so the inflation and conversion cost is also there for us. They charge on a yearly basis for the license."
  • "Its price is already low. Oracle has a competitive and cheaper price as compared to others. Oracle Cloud is cheaper than other clouds. The pricing is very competitive for Oracle Cloud to be in the market. Their pricing makes customers interested in using this product even though Oracle doesn't have a local data center at this moment."
  • "They are pricing themselves out of the market."
  • "It is expensive."
  • "It's expensive. I would say that it is more expensive than other competing products."
  • "It's not cheap, but sometimes, you get what you pay for."
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    The stability is incredible. I have customers with uptimes of several years.
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    It is a mature product. It is pretty stable. I've got a lot of experience with it, so it is pretty easy to use.
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    We pay for a yearly licensing subscription. Funds permitting, we have plans to increase usage for Oracle Database in the new year.
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    Informix
    Oracle 12c, RDBMS
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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.

    Oracle Database 12c introduces a new multitenant architecture that makes it easy to consolidate many databases quickly and manage them as a cloud service. Oracle Database 12c also includes in-memory data processing capabilities for breakthrough analytical performance. Additional database innovations deliver new levels of efficiency, performance, security, and availability. Oracle Database 12c comes in two editions to fit your business needs and budget: Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition 2.

    For more information on Oracle RDBMS, visit Oracle.com

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    IBM Informix is ranked 8th in Relational Databases with 8 reviews while Oracle Database is ranked 2nd in Relational Databases with 123 reviews. IBM Informix is rated 9.2, while Oracle Database is rated 8.6. 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 writes "Gets the job done, doesn't fail, and suitable for massively scalable applications". IBM Informix is most compared with SQL Server, IBM Db2 Database, MySQL, Oracle Database In-Memory and Oracle Multitenant, whereas Oracle Database is most compared with SAP HANA, IBM Db2 Database, SQL Server, MySQL and IBM Netezza Performance Server. See our IBM Informix vs. Oracle Database report.

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