Finally! a TPC-C benchmark has been performed on Informix!

Ronan Chatain surfant la basse Bouline


Time has come! After almost fifteen years of total silence, a TPC-C benchmark has been run on an IBM Informix database. Fifteen years where other RDBMS published TPC-C results for more and more gigantic configurations that noone or almost noone would find in real life. In the collective unconscious, IBM Informix was a good RDBMS that sadly extinguished in early 2000’s.

This is not true! This robust RDBMS is alive and bold! A vast but discrete community of Informix unconditional customers enjoy on a day to day basis its robustness and ease of administration, but, probably because they rarely have had unexplained performance issues, few of them have really wondered how far in terms of performance IBM Informix could go on a real life server.

This was the question which had a big silence as the only pertinent response. This is why we have decided to break the silence and provide a clear answer. We expected good results on a humble US$1.200 – linux server, but we painlessly achieved an incredible level of performance with a server that could almost fit in a corner of your desktop.

You want to know how the surfer did in that monster-wave? Click here to read full details about this exiting stress test on IBM Informix Innovator-C Edition!

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5 Responses to “Finally! a TPC-C benchmark has been performed on Informix!”

  1. Erik Stahlhut April 2, 2012 at 8:01 am # Reply

    Hi Eric,

    many thanks for your impressive benchmark! It helps to explain, how you can manage your data with maximum performance and less costs.


  2. Marc April 5, 2012 at 10:38 am # Reply

    Free DB licence and free Os at same time for incredible results !
    Great work !

  3. Dimitri Aguero May 7, 2012 at 11:26 am # Reply

    Du travail bien fait, comme Pierre Gilles de Gênes aurait aimé dire…


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