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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 editions for developers and for enterprises with feature sets, deployment options and prices to fit your needs.

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Embedded for IoT

Informix includes design concepts uniquely suited to embedded device challenges — high performance, more functionality and simplified admin.

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Informix developer tools

These tools, including Informix Client SDK, help simplify the integrated design, development, testing and administration of Informix.

Client stories


Petrosoft makes operations safer and increases profits using Informix to collect and analyze data from IoT devices.


SmartAxiom cuts development time by 30% and runs database software 20% faster using Informix to reduce downtime.

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