HCL Informix

Fast. Reliable. Scalable.

HCL Informix® is all the power you need in a database by Actian, a Division of HCLSoftware.

HCL Informix with Actian

Enterprise data management

HCL Informix a fast, resilient, and secure database designed to deliver cost-optimized high performance to thousands of users. Scale to meet all your business demands, across globally distributed homogeneous and heterogeneous platforms, with zero downtime. Leverage HCL Informix’s small footprint and self-managing capabilities for embedded data management.

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Solve challenges today and tomorrow

HCL Informix 14.10

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Move to a robust cloud native database, at no additional cost, when ready to start your modernization journey. Get a simple path forward to the cloud, one that’s fast, affordable and minimal risk.

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Delivers incredible query acceleration through columnar, compressed, in-memory technology.

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Always-on transactions

High availability and enterprise replication keep data available at all times even during maintenance.

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Enterprise scale

Servers scale flexibly and dynamically balance workloads to ensure optimal use of resources.

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Multi-model versatility

Natively combine time series, geo-spatial, JSON, SQL and NOSQL data in the same database, in the same queries.

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Embedded data management

With a footprint as small as 100 MB and its ability to run on self-managed distributed devices, HCL Informix is an ideal embedded database.

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Strong security

Encrypt data at rest and in motion for 100% secure connections. Gain control of user privileges and user access.

Flexible deployment

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Easy data access

Developers have fast access to their data through REST, MongoDB and SQL APIs as well as languages and applications such as Python and Grafana.

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Private and public cloud options

Get the same on-premises features on AWSMicrosoft Azure, and Google Cloud without the complexity and risk of managing your infrastructure.  Or run on your private cloud for flexibility and control.

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Choice of platforms

Run on your choice of Linux 86-64, Linux on Power Little Endian, Windows, AIX, and Solaris Sparc.

Use cases

A few examples of how companies achieve greater efficiency and transform their business processes.

Large retailer optimizes revenue

Managers across thousands of stores have instant insight into consumer buying behavior for faster business decisions. Rapid visibility into promotional items and inventories optimizes revenue. Agility to quickly respond to pricing and other variables enhances competitive position.

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24/7 online transactions

Always-on gaming service handles peak loads of millions of transactions per second and the ability to share data across the company.  Company services average load of 12260 bets per minute, scales up to 2 million transactions per second and services concurrent users that grow from 700 to 76K in 30 seconds.

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Multinational financial services company

Company secures and reliably stores 500+ terabytes of bank statements from customers around the world. The bank achieves product reliability with enterprise replication and delivers high-touch support services.

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Leading logistics provider

Provider runs more than 400 supply chain applications from two data centers with high availability to support global operations. The company realizes exceptionally low total cost of ownership.

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High technology corporation

Business built a feature-rich call management solution in a geographically distributed, highly available environment. The solution is a small footprint, zero administration database supporting hundreds of thousands of customers with exceptional price performance.

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Informix is a trademark of IBM Corporation in at least one jurisdiction and is used under license.