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 (HA) clusters
• Built-in autonomics
• No administration required
• Easy upgrading
• Multi-platform, supporting UNIX, macOS, Microsoft 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 2 GB of RAM
• Available on Linux®, macOS and Microsoft Windows

Informix enterprise editions to meet your business needs

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 to 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

Informix 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 to help create a turnkey data warehousing solution quickly and efficiently
  • Comprehensive set of high-availability options to help take advantage of low-cost hardware
  • Easy and efficient development of time-based and space-based applications without additional license fees or installations

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. With the exception of Informix Warehouse Accelerator, this database includes all Informix features on all supported platforms. Key features include:

  • Enhanced integration with tools and applications to help drive faster access to business intelligence
  • Always-on operations across the grid, allowing you to 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-based 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) 
  • Configurable in-memory query acceleration for predictive analytics
  • Native encryption with all configurations, providing full control of data at rest and in flight
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