No-charge editions for development and testing

Informix Developer Edition

A no-cost IBM Informix® database server for individual application development, testing and prototyping. Key features include:
• Enterprise replication (ER)
• Unlimited high availability (H/A) clusters
• Built-in autonomics
• No administration required
• Easy upgrading
• Multi-platform, supporting UNIX, macOS, Windows and ARM

Informix Innovator-C Edition

A robust database environment that supports small production workloads and is free for development, testing, and small production use. Key features include:
• No upfront costs for embedded or workgroup computing
• Runs virtually unattended with self-configuring and self-managing capabilities
• NoSQL support
• Encryption at rest
• Limited to one core and a total of 2GB of RAM
• Available on Linux, macOS and Windows

Informix enterprise editions to meet your business needs

Informix Enterprise Edition


With Enterprise Edition you can store, access and query all your data with first-rate efficiency and agility. Real-time analytics, always-on transactions and seamless data integration drive faster answers and speed time to market. And with the exception of Informix Warehouse Accelerator, this database includes all Informix features on all supported platforms.

  • Enhanced integration with tools and applications drives faster access to business intelligence
  • Always-on operations across the grid let you upgrade, maintain and configure the grid with no downtime
  • Hybrid database system supports structured and unstructured data for enhanced flexibility and more agile development

Informix Advanced Enterprise Edition


Advanced Enterprise Edition provides the complete suite of Informix features — including Informix Warehouse Accelerator — across all supported platforms for near-limitless scalability and high-speed business intelligence. Key features include:

  • Fast data access and query, even for complex warehouse and operational queries
  • Deep compression of tables, indexes and binary large objects (BLOBs)
  • Efficient development and deployment of time- and space-based applications without additional license fees or installations

Informix Express Edition


IBM Informix Express Edition is ideal for third-party developers who want to embed a database within their applications. Available on all supported platforms, this edition is limited to four cores and a total of 8 GB of RAM. Key features include:

  • Comprehensive set of high availability options help leverage low-cost hardware
  • No upfront costs - ideal for application and third-party developers
  • Flexibility to deploy in diverse environments with basic functionality and scalability makes it easy to get started

Informix Advanced Workgroup Edition


Informix Advanced Workgroup Edition delivers ultimate data warehouse performance for small to midsize businesses seeking a turnkey solution. It includes the Informix Warehouse Accelerator for exceptional speed and reduced administration. Key features include:

  • Fast deployment helps you create a turnkey data warehousing solution quickly and efficiently
  • Comprehensive set of high availability options helps you take advantage of low-cost hardware
  • Support for spatial data facilitates easy and efficient development of time-and space-based applications without additional license fees or installations

Informix on Cloud

IBM Informix on Cloud offers the complete feature set of on-premises Informix deployments without the cost, complexity and risk of managing your own infrastructure. Key features include:
  • Preconfigured instance optimized for online transaction processing (OLTP) 
  • Informix Warehouse Accelerator provides configurable in-memory query acceleration for predictive analytics
  • Native encryption with all configurations provides full control of data at rest and in flight
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