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Informix Database Tools Survey

The following request comes from the IBM Informix product management team. Please help IBM by taking the survey.

Thank you !

The Informix product management team would like to get feedback about your 
database managing, monitoring, tuning, and modelling needs as well as the 
tools you use to perform these activities. 

We are collecting your feedback through an informal survey which should take 
less than 10 minutes to complete. Your feedback will help guide our Informix 
database development and management tools strategy. Let your voice be heard 

New IBM Redbook: Embedding IBM Informix

IBM has published a new Redbook titled Embedding IBM Informix.

The Redbook is a major rewrite of the first version called "Embedding IDS - An Introduction". The Redbooks covers
new functionality added in Informix 11.70 and 11.50.xC7 like:

  • Storage Provisioning
  • Online Defragmentation
  • New Database Scheduler Procedures
  • Deployment Assistant and Deployment Utility
  • Compression

56. IUG-Workshop in Ehningen (bei Stuttgart)

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Der 56. Workshop der deutschen Informix User Group findet am Mittwoch, den 23.03.2011 in Ehningen in den Räumlichkeiten der IBM Deutschland GmbH statt:

Replay of Business Partner Kickoff available

The replay of the IBM Informix Business Partner Kickoff webcast is now available.

New Informix Promotion Video from IBM

A new Informix promotion video is available from IBM. The video focuses beside the traditional strenghts of Informix (reliability, scalability, performance) on the extended datatype capabilities of Informix especially the TimeSeries and Spatial Datablades:

Well done !

Informix taught at Budapest University

Special thanks to Sandor Szabo (IBM Munich) for delivering the following information to the Informix Zone:

Informix Training for University Students in Budapest


1-3 February 2011

Webcast - Upgrading to Informix 11.7

  • Date: Thursday, March the 17th
  • Time: 1.5 hour, 8:30 AM Pacific, 10:30 AM Central, 11:30 AM Eastern, 16:30 London, 17:30 Berlin/Paris
  • Title: Upgrading to Informix 11.7
  • Speaker: William Wheeler (IBM)

You can register for the Informix webcast here

Informix Flexible Grid

A new article has been published on DBTA (Database Trends and Applications). The article is written by Nicholas Geib and talks about the Flexible Grid available with Informix 11.70:

For Android Fans: Informix Pocket Guide on Android

Apple iPhone fans already have an Informix App for their smartphone. Now that Google's Android is becoming more and more popular it is good to see that there is also an Informix App for Android available:

Special thanks go to Hrvoje Zokovic for proving this URL to the Informix Zone !

Newsletter Februar 2011

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Neue Ausgabe des IBM/Informix Newsletters

Im Newsletter-Archiv befindet sich die neueste Ausgabe des INFORMIX-Newsletters.

Inhaltsverzeichnis der Ausgabe:

  • Aktuelles
  • TechTipp: Spracheinstellung einer Datenbank
  • TechTipp: Erstellen einer Datenbank unter UTF8
  • TechTipp: Beispiel zu UTF8 mit GL_USEGLU, SQL_LOGICAL_CHAR
  • TechTipp: dbschema -slc OFF|1|2|3
  • TechTipp: Environment - DBLANG

IBM Business Partner Web-Kick-Off

If your are an IBM Business Partner, ISV, OEM or VAD then you might be interested to hear the latest updates about the Informix business.

IBM invites you to join the 2011 business partner kick-off webcast on Thursday, February 17th, 2011. The focus of this webcast is to highlight the strategy around Informix for 2011 and provide a sales and marketing update. There will also be a special announcement for IBM Cognos partners.

Comparing MySQL to Informix Innovator-C-Edition

The first article of a new series has been published on IBM developerworks. The new article series is about migrating a database from MySQL to IBM Informix Innovator-C-Edition.

The first article describes some of the major differences between MySQL and Informix:

IBM Data Management Magazine 01/2011

A new issue of the IBM Data Management Magazine has been released today. This issue contains several articles covering Informix 11.70 from Stuart Litel (IIUG President), Merv Adrian (Gartner Analyst), Lester Knutsen and Art Kagel (Advanced Data Tools):

Webcast - Enhanced Application Development with Informix 11.7

  • Date: Tuesday, February the 15th
  • Time: 1.5 hour, 8:30 AM Pacific, 10:30 AM Central, 11:30 AM Eastern, 16:30 London, 17:30 Berlin/Paris
  • Title: Enhanced Application Development with Informix 11.7
  • Speaker: Jacques Roy (IBM)

You can register for the Informix webcast here

Smart Metering with Informix

You might have already heard about the great potential of the Informix Timeseries Datablade technology especially in conjunction with Smart Metering.

Below you'll find an interesting presentation from Massimo Dore (IBM IT Architect from Italy) who describes how he uses the Informix technology to measure energy consumption at his home:

OAT Channel on YouTube

In case you haven't seen it, there is a new channel on YouTube called OpenAdminTool channel:

Below you'll find the newest two videos from this channcel discussing enhancements in OAT concerning Informix 11.70:

Bank of China in the UK Works With IBM to Become a Smarter, Greener Bank

New press release covering the IBM Smarter Planet story in conjunction with Informix:

Informix and Cisco Collaborate for Smarter Communications

A new promotion video for Informix is available on YouTube.

It is good to see that Informix plays such a crucial role for Cisco's business. Actually Cisco is one of the few big players that identified the potential of the Informix technology. There is no other database from IBM or the competition that delivers such an excellent performance, reliability and versatility paired with exceptional low administration costs like Informix.

Informix 11.70 Certification Test now available

IBM released a new certification test for Informix 11.70 (Panther).

There are about 63 questions which much be answered in 90 minutes. So the average time for each test question will be about 85 seconds. This is quite tough but fortunatly you'll get the Informix 11.70 certification with a relatively moderate passing score of 60%. The previous Informix 11 certification required a passing score of 70% !

Newsletter Januar 2011

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Neue Ausgabe des IBM/Informix Newsletters

Im Newsletter-Archiv befindet sich die neueste Ausgabe des INFORMIX-Newsletters.

Inhaltsverzeichnis der Ausgabe:

  • Aktuelles
  • TechTipp: SQL - Connect by
  • TechTipp: INFORMIX 11.70 – dbschema (neue Optionen)
  • TechTipp: INFORMIX 11.70 – „dbschema -c [-ns]“
  • TechTipp: INFORMIX 11.70 – „dbschema / dbexport
  • TechTipp: INFORMIX 11.70 – „dbschema
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