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Informix 11.70: Technical White Paper

Just found this interesting white paper that describes all the new functionalities of Informix 11.70:

New Features in Informix 11.70

I found it on the Quick Reference Tool for Informix Business Partners website that contains other interesting Informix information as well.

Informix iPhone Application

My friend Jean-Georges Perrin - owner of GreenIvory - has developed the first iPhone application for Informix adminstrators. The application provides information about certain Informix key commands from version 7.31 thru 11.70.

Newsletter Oktober 2010

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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
  • Wir über uns: 4 Jahre INFORMIX Newsletter
  • Hinweis: IBM INFORMIX 11.70 - Workshop
  • TechTipp: Version 11.70 + 3.70 + 2.70 = Erfolg
  • TechTipp: INFORMIX 11.70 – Feature Liste
  • TechTipp: defragment - Reorganisieren von Tabellen

Encouraging New Letter from Robert D. Thomas to the Informix Community

Good news for the Informix Community:

Robert D. Thomas - Vice President IBM Information Management - wrote a new letter that describes in more detail how IBM is focusing on Informix and what we could expect next:

99.999% Verfügbarkeit = Informix

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Bezugnehmend auf die Vorab-Veröffentlichung zu den von IBM geplanten Workshops zu Informix 11.70 (Panther), erreichte uns jetzt die offizielle Einladung der IBM:

IBM Einladung zum Informix 11.70 Workshop

Der Workshop findet in den jeweiligen IBM-Foren zu den nachfolgenden Terminen statt:

  • 09. November 2010 in München

Will IBM start promoting Cinderella seriously ?

While most of the press articles so far simply repeat the statements made in IBM's original press release, the following one stands out:

A New Appreciation for Database Performance


This is one of the reasons we suddenly see IBM promoting its Informix 
database. For the past 10 years, the Informix database has been the 

Informix Panther Press

I've updated the webpage that contains press releases about Informix and added the newest Informix 11.70 (Panther) coverage:

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Informix auf

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Die Veröffentlichung von Informix Panther ist jetzt auch auf dem Heise Newsticker zu lesen:

Informix 11.7 verbessert Replikations- und Warehouse-Funktionen

Panther besucht die IUG

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Informix 11.70 (Codename "Panther") wurde gestern von IBM offiziell freigegeben. Deshalb wurde die Agenda für den IUG Workshop kurzfristig geändert:

Article about Informix 11.70 (Panther)

Below you'll find a good overview article as well as several blog entries that describe the features of the new Informix 11.70 release in more detail:

Informix 11.70 (Panther) is out

At least the software announcement is available on the IBM pages:

IBM Informix 11.7 delivers grid and enhanced embed capabilities for industry-leading flexibility, reliability, speed, and efficiency

The Informix technical team has one again done a great job - Congratulations !

Informix 'Panther' Workshops in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz

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Folgende Ankündigung erreichte die Informix Zone vom IBM Technical Sales:

2010 entwickelt sich zu einem sehr aktiven und erfolgreichen Informix Jahr.
Nach der viel beachteten Einführung neuer Informix Editionen und einer 
innovativen Lizenzpolitik im Mai/Juli diesen Jahres, folgt nun als weiterer 
Höhepunkt im vierten Quartal 2010 die Markteinführung einer neuen,
stark verbesserten Informix Version.

Starten Sie mit 'Panther' in ein neues, sehr erfolgreiches IBM Informix

Webcast - Informix Flexible Grid

  • Date: Tuesday, October the 19th
  • Time: 1.5 hour, 8:30 AM Pacific, 10:30 AM Central, 11:30 AM Eastern, 17:30 Berlin/Paris
  • Title: Informix Flexible Grid
  • Speaker: Madison Pruet (IBM STSM)

You can register for the Informix webcast here

Don't miss this special chat with lab!!

French Informix Newsletter: 3eme trimestre 2010

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  • Editorial
  • Mise à jour du packaging des produits Informix.
  • Nouvelle offre de support : Informix Continuing Support.
  • Evènement : IOD Las Vegas.
  • Web Tip: Problem resolution page
  • Web Tip: Support Toolbar
  • Technical Tip: MAX_FILL_DATA_PAGES
  • Technical Tip: SEQUENCE
  • Technical Tip: Le Query Plan et les méthodes d’accès.
  • Derniers articles
  • Liens Utiles
  • Informix blogs
  • Abonnement / Annulation / Avis

Informix Bug Recherche leichtgemacht

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Haben Sie ein Informix-Problem und möchten zunächst einmal - ohne den Griff zum Telefonhörer - selbst recherchieren ?

Dann sollten Sie sich das neue Bug-Recherche-Tool der Cursor AG einmal näher ansehen:

Informix Bug Recherche Tool

Ich finde es ist eine gelungene, übersichtliche Lösung zum Recherchieren von Informix-Bugs - auch wenn Informix i.d.R. fehlerfrei arbeitet :-)

IIUG Informix User Conference 2011 - Let's meet us in Kansas

The IIUG send the "Call for Speakers" out to the Informix Community for the
2011 conference. Please support the IIUG. Take the opportunity and submit
your proposal for a presentation on an Informix related theme.

Details can be found here:

Call for Speakers - Submit a proposal to present at the 2011 International Informix Users Group (IIUG) Conference

The IIUG Conference Planning Committee is ready to accept presentation 
proposals for the 2011 IIUG Conference.

Do you have experience with Informix or Informix related products? Do 

New Certification Test: Informix 11.50 Application Developer

IBM has released a new certification test for Informix that is focused on Application Development:

Working through the new IBM Redbook IBM Informix Developer's Handbook is probably a good preparation for the new certification test.

While I appreciate the new offering, they don't fix the basic problem: The lack of visibility and product awareness in the market for Informix !

Webcast - Best Practices for Monitoring Informix Resource Usage Over Time

  • Date: Tuesday, September the 28th
  • Time: 1.5 hour, 8:30 AM Pacific, 10:30 AM Central, 11:30 AM Eastern, 17:30 Berlin/Paris
  • Title: Best Practices for Monitoring Informix Resource Usage Over Time
  • Speaker: John Miller (Informix Architect)

You can register for the webcast here


New Analyst Reports on Informix

There are two new analyst papers available that describe the cost benefits of IBM Informix. The 2nd report from ITG compares Informix with Microsoft's SQL Server.

Here are the direct links to the PDF files without any registration hassles:

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