Compare the Informix Version 12 editions

Learn the differences in features, functions, and pricing models

Confused about the various editions of IBM® Informix®? In this article, get an introduction to each edition and compare features, benefits, and licensing considerations in a side-by-side table. Regardless of which edition you choose, Informix brings you legendary ease-of-use, reliability, stability, and access to extensibility features.

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Carlton Doe (cdoe@us.ibm.com), Executive IT Specialist, Informix Technical Sales, North America, IBM

Carlton was an Informix customer for years and joined Informix just before the IBM acquisition. A member of the IBM North America Database and Application Development team, he has technical pre-sales responsibility for Informix products in North America.



01 October 2013 (First published 10 January 2008)

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Introduction

IBM® Informix® is IBM's premier database for high-volume online transaction processing (OLTP), integrated applications, and now breathtakingly fast Data Warehouse / Analytical workloads. Informix has built an incredible reputation over time as the database server that "just works!" Informix has kept pace with its customers as they've grown and expanded without costing them a fortune for ongoing maintenance and administration. In most cases, these companies have grown without requiring significant infrastructure upgrades because Informix is so efficient.

Customers choose Informix because of its reliability, flexibility, ease of use, and low total cost of ownership. In simple terms, this means Informix works without a problem or major administrative issues regardless of the operating system it is running on. As a result, applications can be managed as the business dictates, not by technological limitations. In short, Informix is "Simply Powerful!" Informix is available across a broad range platforms and operating systems including AIX®, HP-UX, Sun Solaris, Macintosh OS X, Linux® - System i®, - System p®, - System x®, - System z®, and Windows®.

Not all customers need the same database features and functionality. In some cases, this is a technological decision. For example, a customer may require advanced data replication, or support for special data types such as spatial and time series. In other cases, licensing requirements and budgets drive these decisions. Informix is ready to address technology, licensing, and budget needs.

Informix continues to enhance and evolve its licensing model to meet market and customer demands. Informix has "No-cost" editions that can be downloaded and used for development, test and limited production workloads, and enterprise-class "For-Purchase" editions. All editions are tailored from a price and functionality perspective to a specific market segment. The Informix purchased editions offer some sub-capacity pricing models, giving customers the flexibility to buy just what is needed to support the data services requirements without having to worry about the total processing power of the hardware on which Informix is installed. All editions may be deployed in "virtual" or public / private cloud environments, giving customers additional deployment flexibility. Finally, for the ultimate in flexibility and pricing convenience, customers can take advantage of "pay-as-you-go," ready-to-use public cloud computing technologies featuring Informix through the IBM SmartCloud, and other providers.

With the release of Informix 12.1 in March 2013, Informix continues building on its "Simply Powerful" foundation. Highlighting just a few things, in this release Informix enhanced its Sensor Data (also known as TimeSeries) functionality with a new data load API, scalability and usability enhancements, and replication capabilities. Informix also released a Hypervisor and Hypervisor pattern that can be used with the newly released IBM Pure series of hardware appliances making it easier to create and maintain public / private cloud environments. Finally, Informix added exciting functionality to its Warehouse Accelerator offering, including trickle feeds, automatic mart refreshes, expanded join capabilities, and more.

While Informix has historically been viewed as an operational or OLTP database engine, Informix also contains functionality that dramatically enhances its ability to serve as a data warehouse or data analysis server. Called the Informix Warehouse Accelerator (IWA), this technology uses compression and a columnar approach to storing and accessing data in-memory as opposed to row-oriented, disk-based system like most database engines. This approach enables Informix to provide virtually unlimited data warehouse growth while providing data response times that are hundreds of times faster than conventional systems. This technology is available in two editions: Informix Advanced Enterprise Edition for no-limits implementations as well as the Informix Advanced Workgroup Edition, targeted for small to midsize businesses or partners looking to provide best-of-breed turnkey solutions. The Informix Advanced Enterprise Edition can be used in combination with other Informix technologies like H/A clustering, Informix Flexible Grid, spatial analysis, and advanced access control to build a robust, scalable data store that can answer the most demanding and difficult business questions in almost no time at all. Recently Informix changed its licensing terms allowing customers using Advanced Enterprise Edition to build accelerator environments using the Advanced Workgroup edition and vice versa. Why do this? To enhance the vertical and horizontal scalability of the product. Customers with a collection of smaller, Workgroup servers can create a large Advanced Enterprise accelerator environment for their operations. Likewise customers with extremely large Enterprise data environments but only want to accelerate a small portion of it can use the Workgroup level accelerator. It’s a win-win from a technical and cost perspective.

When one thinks about databases and how they work, they typically think about data integrity, organizational structure, and "ACID" (Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Durability) rules. A new class of applications is being written that doesn’t depend or need these constructs. Typically called "NoSQL" because they use a language other than industry-standard SQL to communicate back and forth with data, these applications are becoming more popular in a web-oriented environment where real data might only last or be of value for a short length of time. The data behind these applications are typically managed using a JSON (Javascript Object Notation) interface. Informix now provides and supports data operations within a JSON and traditional SQL environment enabling the rapid deployment of new applications with JSON with the ability to grow into a more traditional environment as the data requirements or volumes grow.

With Informix 12.1, Informix renamed the editions to more closely map the names to the functionality provided. Some editions have restrictions on the breadth and depth of features and functionality that can be used, and pricing for these editions varies accordingly. Regardless of the edition used, all Informix editions come with the full implementation of the Dynamic Scalable Architecture (DSA) with its unmatched performance, reliability, ease of use, and availability.

Below is a brief comparison of the Informix editions and their feature sets.

No-cost editions

Informix no-cost editions can be downloaded and used for development and test purposes. The Informix Innovator-C Edition can be used for small end-user production workloads without a license fee. Redistribution requires a separate license. Support is community-based though an optional for-charge service and support package is available for Informix Innovator-C edition. This Elite Software Support provides full support and product updates for the term of the package. For more information about this package, see IBM Elite Support for IBM Informix Innovator-C Edition in Resources. Community support is available through discussion forums hosted by the International Informix User Group (IIUG), as well as IBM developerWorks Informix technical forums (see Resources). Since the intent of the Informix Developer Edition is for system development and test only, it cannot be used in a production environment, and there is no optional support package.

  • IBM Informix Developer Edition — For application development and testing only, this edition packs the full suite of Informix functionality into an attractive price point: free! The Developer Edition includes all the functionality available in the Informix Enterprise Edition with scalability constraints including processing, memory, and storage limitations. It is available on a wide range of operating systems in 32- and 64-bit versions where appropriate. Customers can upgrade from the Developer Edition directly to any other edition simply by installing the new database binaries.
  • IBM Informix Innovator-C Edition— For customers looking for a robust database environment that can support small production workloads, this edition provides the most widely used data processing functionality. Available on all supported platforms, this edition is limited to one core and a total of 2 GB of RAM operating from the same Install.

For-purchase editions

  • IBM Informix Express Edition— This edition is geared towards applications and other third-party developers looking to embed a database engine within their application. It can also be purchased by end-user customers for use in their environment. Available on all supported platforms, this edition is limited to 4 cores and a total of 8 GB of RAM operating from the same Informix install. In addition, there are other functional limitations including limiting ER/grid clusters to 2 nodes (root nodes only) and restricting an H/A cluster to one secondary (of any type).

    Informix Express Edition can be licensed by Authorized User Single Install, PVU, and LU Virtual Server metrics. From a licensing perspective, since ER/grid nodes are stand-alone, each one must be fully licensed. Informix Express Edition supports one H/A cluster secondary node of any type. As long as the secondary node is only functioning as a backup/failover secondary, it can be deployed without an additional Informix license charge. However, if the H/A cluster secondary node is used for SQL operations (read or write), the secondary node must be fully licensed.

  • IBM Informix Workgroup Edition — Available on all supported platforms, this edition is perfect for midsize companies or departmental servers in an enterprise deployment. This edition can be deployed on up to 16 cores over a maximum of four sockets and 16 GB of RAM operating from the same Informix Install. Informix Workgroup Edition can be licensed by Authorized User Single Install, PVU, and LU Socket metrics. LU Socket enables licensing by physical processor socket. LU Socket licensing is limited to physical servers with no more than four physical processor sockets. Customers may purchase licenses for up to four physical sockets and use up to 16 processor cores. Customers are not allowed to create a physical or logical partition of up to four processor sockets on a larger server and purchase a LU socket license.

    Informix Workgroup Edition provides additional database functionality, including unlimited ER/grid cluster nodes of any type to send or receive data updates within the cluster. From a licensing perspective, since ER/grid nodes are stand-alone, each one must be fully licensed. Informix Workgroup Edition supports up to two H/A cluster secondary nodes of any type. As long as the secondary node is only functioning as a backup/failover secondary, it can be deployed without an additional Informix license charge. However, if any H/A cluster secondary node is used for SQL operations (read or write), the secondary node must be fully licensed.

  • IBM Advanced Workgroup Edition— Includes entitlements to the base functionality of the Informix Workgroup Edition, plus all the functionality of the Informix Warehouse Accelerator (IWA). This edition represents the ultimate in data warehouse performance for small to midsize businesses or partners looking to create a turnkey data warehousing solution. This edition is available on 64-bit versions of AIX, Solaris, HP-UX, and Linux. The IWA component is only available on 64-bit Intel-based Linux. This edition can only be licensed using the PVU metric. The Advanced Workgroup Edition is limited to 16 cores and 48 GB of memory in the IWA component. The core and memory limitations of the Informix Workgroup Edition database engine apply as well for that component. The Advanced Workgroup Edition does not include an entitlement to the storage optimization feature nor to H/A cluster and ER/grid functionality.
  • IBM Informix Enterprise Edition— Includes all Informix features and functionality (except those listed as optional add-ons) with unlimited scalability required for the highest OLTP and warehousing performance and full functionality. Available on all supported platforms, this edition can be licensed by PVU and Authorized User Single Install metrics. With this edition, full H/A cluster and ER/grid functionality is available, including unlimited nodes. From a licensing perspective, since ER/grid nodes are stand-alone, each one must be fully licensed. For H/A clusters, as long as the secondary node is only functioning as a backup/failover secondary, it can be deployed without an additional Informix license charge. However, if any H/A cluster secondary node is used for SQL operations (read or write), the secondary node must be fully licensed.

    Almost all features and functionality are included with this edition, there are only a few optional add-ons. They include the Excalibur DataBlade®, and the storage optimization feature which provides index and data compression on disk to help reduce storage and backup/recovery costs and administration, as well as providing improved performance.

  • IBM Informix Hypervisor Edition— For deployment on the IBM Pure system of private cloud appliances, this edition includes all Informix features and functionality (except those listed as optional add-ons) with unlimited scalability required for the highest OLTP and warehousing performance and full functionality. Available in RedHat Linux, and AIX deployments, this edition can only be licensed by the PVU metric. With this edition, full H/A cluster and ER/grid functionality is available, including unlimited nodes. From a licensing perspective, since ER/grid nodes are stand-alone, each one must be fully licensed. For H/A clusters, as long as the secondary node is only functioning as a backup/failover secondary, it can be deployed without an additional Informix license charge. However, if any H/A cluster secondary node is used for SQL operations (read or write), the secondary node must be fully licensed.

    Almost all features and functionality are included with this edition, there are only a few optional add-ons. They include the Excalibur DataBlade®, and the storage optimization feature which provides index and data compression on disk to help reduce storage and backup/recovery costs and administration, as well as providing improved performance.

  • IBM Informix Advanced Enterprise Edition— Includes entitlements to Informix Enterprise Edition, the Informix Warehouse Accelerator (IWA) and the storage optimization feature. This edition represents the ultimate in data warehouse performance and scalability. This edition is available on 64-bit versions of AIX, Solaris, HP-UX, and Linux. The IWA component is only available on 64-bit Intel-based Linux. This edition can be licensed by PVU and Authorized User Single Install metrics. With this edition, full H/A cluster and ER/grid functionality is available, including unlimited ER/grid and H/A cluster nodes. From a licensing perspective, since ER/grid nodes are stand-alone, each one must be fully licensed. For H/A clusters, as long as the secondary node is only functioning as a backup/failover secondary, it can be deployed without an additional Informix license charge. However, if any H/A cluster secondary node is used for SQL operations (read or write), the secondary node must be fully licensed. Almost all features and functionality are included with this edition, there is only one optional add-on: the Excalibur DataBlade.

Purchased editions of Informix can be licensed through one of several pricing metrics depending on your needs. A brief description of each metric is listed below. In 2010, IBM introduced a new definition called an "Install" to make sub-capacity licensing conditions (such as logical or physical partitioning of a physical server or virtual machine images) easier to understand and purchase. IBM defines an "Install" as an installed copy of a product (in this case, Informix) on a physical server (or partition thereof) or in a virtual machine image. For example, if a physical server is segmented into partitions, whether logical (LPARs) or physical, each partition containing Informix is considered a separate IBM Informix "Install" for licensing purposes and restrictions. The concept of an "Install" applies to the licensing limits specified for all Informix editions. For more information on authorized sub-capacity technology, use this link. See this link for more details on eligible virtualization technologies.

Note: The descriptions are only a summary of the licensing definitions. They are not intended to be full and legally binding. For a full and complete description, refer to the Informix licensing agreements.

  • Processor Value Unit (PVU) (also known as processor-based pricing) — Calculated using the number of processor cores in the physical server multiplied by the corresponding value units based on processor architecture. This is an unlimited-user or connection license and is usually the optimal choice when the user or session load cannot be controlled or counted.
  • Authorized User Single Install (AUSI)— A single named user or specific individual accessing one installation of Informix on each physical or virtual server. That authorized user can establish multiple connections to an Informix instance on the server. Each connection is for the exclusive use of that one authorized user from a single client device.
  • Limited Use Virtual Server (LUVS)— A LU Virtual Server is a physical server or a virtual server created by partitioning the resources available to a physical server using an eligible virtualization technology. This licensing metric does have specific scalability limitations, specifically no more than 4 cores may be allocated to the server created either through physical or virtual partitioning.
  • Limited Use Socket (LU Socket)— Available only on Informix Workgroup Edition, this allows for licensing on a physical socket potentially containing multiple cores. An LU Socket license is required for each active processor socket. This licensing metric can only be used on a physical server with no more than four physical sockets. Customers may purchase licenses for up to four physical sockets and use up to 16 cores.

Not all pricing models are available for all Informix For-Purchase editions.


Easy comparison table

Confused about which edition to use? The following table is designed to make it easier to determine the unique characteristics of each Informix edition. If a specific feature is not listed in the table, you can assume, for the most part, that it exists in all Informix editions. Again, this is only a general description of the features and license parameters. For exact definitions, refer to the published license agreements available at the Informix Licensing site.

Note: This table can be downloaded as an Excel spreadsheet with a scrolling header (see Download).

Function, feature, and benefitInformix Developer EditionInformix Innovator-C EditionInformix Express EditionInformix Workgroup EditionInformix Advanced Workgroup EditionInformix Enterprise EditionInformix Hypervisor EditionInformix Advanced Enterprise Edition
Free or for-purchase edition Free editionsFor-purchase editions
Platform support See the IDS System Requirements page for more information. Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, Windows

Server and client Mac O/S versions supported
Linux, Mac OS X,Windows

Server and client Mac O/S versions supported
Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, Windows

Server and client Mac O/S versions supported
Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, Windows

Server and client Mac O/S versions supported
Source Informix instances must be: AIX® 64-bit, HP IA 64 bit, Solaris SPARC 64 bit, Solaris Intel 64

The accelerator component can only run on 64-bit Intel Linux
Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, Windows

Server and client Mac O/S versions supported
Linux (RedHat), AIX
Source Informix instances must be: AIX® 64-bit, HP IA 64 bit, Solaris SPARC 64 bit, Solaris Intel 64

The accelerator component can only run on 64-bit Intel Linux
Licensing metricsNone

Free for development and test use only. This edition cannot be used for production workloads. Community support only.
None

Free for development, test, and small production use. Redistribution requires a separate for-charge license agreement. An optional support package is available to supplement community support.
Authorized User Single Install, LU Virtual Socket, or PVU

You cannot use Informix Express Edition with an Authorized User Single Install license for Web-based access unless you can identify every user. If licensing by PVUs, PVUs must be purchased using either Full Capacity licensing or Virtualization Capacity (Sub-Capacity) licensing according to the Passport Advantage Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms.
Authorized User Single Install, LU Socket, or PVU

You cannot use Informix Growth Edition with an Authorized User Single Install license for Web-based access unless you can identify every user. If licensing by PVUs, PVUs must be purchased using either Full Capacity licensing or Virtualization Capacity (Sub-Capacity) licensing according to the Passport Advantage Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms.
PVU

PVUs must be purchased using either Full Capacity licensing or Virtualization Capacity (Sub-Capacity) licensing according to the Passport Advantage Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms.
Authorized User Single Install or PVU

PVUs must be purchased for all resources used to process or manage data
You cannot use Informix Enterprise Edition with an Authorized User Single Install license for Web-based access unless you can identify every user. If licensing by PVUs, PVUs must be purchased using either Full Capacity licensing or Virtualization Capacity (Sub-Capacity) licensing according to the Passport Advantage Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms.
PVU

PVUs must be purchased using either Full Capacity licensing or Virtualization Capacity (Sub-Capacity) licensing according to the Passport Advantage Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms.
PVU

PVUs must be purchased using either Full Capacity licensing or Virtualization Capacity (Sub-Capacity) licensing according to the Passport Advantage Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms.
Processor limits1 core maximum per install

Informix Developer Edition can be installed on any physical server this edition supports however there are CPU VP and memory limitations.
1 core maximum per install

Informix Innovator-C Edition can be installed on any physical server this edition supports however there are CPU VP and memory limitations.
4 core maximum per install

Informix Express Edition can be installed on any physical server this edition supports however there are CPU VP and memory limitations.

Informix licensing metrics may also include additional limits.
4 socket, 16 core maximum per Install

Informix Workgroup Edition can be installed on any physical server this edition supports however there are CPU VP and memory limitations.

Informix licensing metrics may also include additional limits.
4 socket, 16 core maximum per install for the database component, 16 cores for the IWA componentUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
CPU VP Limits 1141616 for each componentUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Memory limitations Calculated by summing all SHMTOTAL allocations across all Informix instances operating from the same Install 1 GB

per instance
2 GB8 GB16 GB16 GB for the database component, 48 GB for the IWA componentUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Officially eligible for sub-capacity licensing (such as logical partition [LPAR] and dynamic logical partition [DLPAR]) N/A

This edition does have specific CPU and memory limitations.
N/A

This edition does have specific CPU and memory limitations.
YesYesYesYesYesYes
Data storage space limitations 8 GB8 GBUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Parallel operations and partitioning Parallel operations refers to the ability to execute SQL operations in parallel and also includes parallel index build, High Performance Loader and ON-Bar parallel backup and restore. Partitioning refers to the ability to fragment a table or index based on logical rules to improve data access and parallel processing IncludedNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableIncludedIncludedIncluded
Enterprise Replication (ER) clustering UnlimitedNot availableCluster limited to a total of 2 root nodesUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
High Availability (H/A) cluster limitations Describes how many secondary instances can be connected to the primary instance of an H/A cluster. This does NOT include the ability to execute SQL operations on the secondary instances. See next item. All H/A cluster secondary instance types are included in this count EXCEPT the Continuous Log Restore (CLR) secondary instance type. UnlimitedNot availableLimited – 1 secondary node

Informix Express Edition is limited to 1 secondary node of any secondary type.
Limited – 2 secondary nodes

Informix Workgroup Edition is limited to 2 secondary nodes of any secondary type.
Limited – 2 secondary nodes

Informix Advanced Workgroup Edition is limited to 2 secondary nodes of any secondary type.
UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Updatable secondary support The ability to execute SQL DML operations (read, write, update, delete) on a H/A cluster secondary node. Note: If SQL DML operations are executed on a secondary instance, the secondary instance must be fully licensed. AvailableNot availableAvailableAvailableAvailableAvailableAvailableAvailable
Continuous Log Restore (CLR) secondary CLR secondary is provided by the ontape and OnBar backup utilities. IncludedNot availableIncludedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Distributed SQL operation support The ability for a SQL session connected to a database in one instance to execute a DML operation using data from another database in a different instance. IncludedNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableIncludedIncludedIncluded
NoSQL support The ability to store data using traditional as well as JSON database structures. IncludedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
SQL and instance administration features that are excluded. These features can NOT be used with this edition of Informix None OnBar backup/restore dbspace prioritization, Recovery time objective, Private memory cache for CPU VPs, Column-level encryption, Online table schema changes, Direct I/O, High performance loader, Point-in-time table restore, Primary Storage Manager, Last committed query isolation, Multiple triggers OnBar backup/restore dbspace prioritization, Private memory cache for CPU VPs, Online table schema changes, High performance loader OnBar backup/restore dbspace prioritization, Private memory cache for CPU VPs, Online table schema changes, High performance loader OnBar backup/restore dbspace prioritization, Private memory cache for CPU VPs, Online table schema changes, High performance loaderNoneNoneNone
DataBlade Developers Kit DataBlade development is only available on Informix Version 9 or later. IncludedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Built-in advanced extensible functionality * TimeSeries is included for customers using Informix 11.7 and later. C-ISAM, Spatial, Video, Basic Text Search, Node, Binary, MQ Series, Web, TimeSeries*C-ISAM, Spatial, Video, Basic Text Search, Node, Binary, MQ Series, Web, TimeSeries*C-ISAM, Spatial, Video, Basic Text Search, Node, Binary, MQ Series, Web, TimeSeries*C-ISAM, Spatial, Video, Basic Text Search, Node, Binary, MQ Series, Web, TimeSeries*C-ISAM, Spatial, Video, Basic Text Search, Node, Binary, MQ Series, Web, TimeSeries*C-ISAM, Spatial, Video, Basic Text Search, Node, Binary, MQ Series, Web, TimeSeriesC-ISAM, Spatial, Video, Basic Text Search, Node, Binary, MQ Series, Web, TimeSeriesC-ISAM, Spatial, Video, Basic Text Search, Node, Binary, MQ Series, Web, TimeSeries
Excalibur Text Search extension This is a separately charged product and licensed using PVU, Concurrent Session, or Authorized User Single Install metrics. Optional add-onNot availableOptional add-onOptional add-onOptional add-onOptional add-onOptional add-onOptional add-on
Virtual Table / Index Interface IncludedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Cognos BI -- 5 user license Not availableNot availableNot availableNot availableIncludedNot availableNot availableIncluded
SPSS Data Modeler Not availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableIncluded
Storage Optimization Feature Also known as "Compression", this feature includes data compression for Informix version 11. In Informix 12, data, index and BLOB compression is available. AvailableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableOptional add-onOptional add-onIncluded
Advanced Access Control (LBAC) IncludedNot availableIncludedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Web Feature ServiceIncludedNot availableIncludedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Database Encryption ExpertOptional add-onNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableOptional add-onOptional add-onOptional add-on
Infosphere Change Data Capture Optional add-onNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableOptional add-onOptional add-onOptional add-on
solidDB Universal Cache for InformixOptional add-onNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableOptional add-onOptional add-onOptional add-on
Informix Enterprise Gateway ManagerOptional add-onNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableOptional add-onOptional add-onOptional add-on
Informix MaxConnectNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableOptional add-onOptional add-onOptional add-on
Informix I-SpyOptional add-onNot availableNot availableNot availableNot availableOptional add-onOptional add-onOptional add-on

Conclusion

To quote a commonly used phrase: "Your needs may vary." Regardless of the data processing requirements, the "Simply Powerful" IBM Informix has the right blend of technological features and feature options to provide a cost-effective, robust, and scalable foundation on which to build. And since "Informix just works!" customers can rest assured that Informix has the flexibility to grow and extend the power of their Informix environment when needed.


Notice

The information in this article is presented on a best effort basis from the author's personal knowledge and not intended to be an official communication from IBM. Neither the author nor IBM is liable for any incorrect information in this article.


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