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What is Informix?

The IBM® Informix® database is designed to be fast and flexible with the ability to seamlessly integrate SQL, NoSQL/JSON, and time series and spatial data. Its versatility and ease of use make Informix a preferred solution for a wide range of environments, from enterprise data warehouses to individual application development. Also, with its small footprint and self-managing capabilities, Informix is well suited for embedded data management solutions.
Clients in the world’s most innovative companies depend on Informix. Learn why — in their own words — in this G2 Crowd report, Informix Software: An Embedded Database for the Edge and Beyond (PDF, 1.7 MB).

Key features

Real-time analytics

The single Informix platform helps you power transactional workloads easily in a wide range of environments to enable analytics-driven insights quickly.

Fast, always-on transactions

To support mission-critical environments, Informix includes high-availability data replication (HADR), remote secondary standby database servers and shared-disk secondary servers. The flexible grid feature also enables rolling upgrades with no outages.

Fewer data management hassles

Informix offers easy deployment features like “smart triggers” that implement event-driven processing and database push notifications, with no schema changes. This allows you to automate your data management and focus on your core business.


With a silent installation and small footprint that requires just 100 MB of memory, Informix is simple and non-disruptive. Self-managing capabilities make it ideal as an embedded data management solution. Informix can be up and running in minutes.

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Informix is available in a variety of editions — optimized for environments ranging from large enterprises to individual application development — with feature sets, deployment options and prices to fit your needs.

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Embedded for IoT

Informix database software incorporates design concepts that are uniquely suited to the challenges in today's embedded devices, combining high performance and functionality with minimal administrative requirements.

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Informix developer tools

This suite of tools — which includes Informix Client SDK — helps facilitate the integrated design, development, testing and administration of the Informix database system.

Client stories

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See how connected IoT devices and data analysis with IBM Informix helped Petrosoft transform the fuel retail business and drive outcomes from safer operations to increased profitability.

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Discover how SmartAxiom teams were able to reduce development time by 30% and run database software 20% faster with IBM Informix, all by reducing the risk of costly downtime.

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Learn how GreenCom uses sensor data and IBM Informix to understand and coordinate multiple energy resources, maximizing energy efficiency and saving consumers up to 30%.

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