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Larry powered by Informix ?

Larry powered by Informix ?

DIMENSION-POLYANT is one of the most renowned manufacturers of ultra-modern sailscloth. Sailscloth that probably also powers Larry's BMW/Oracle racing team -:) Good to know that this company relies on Informix Dynamic Server, IBM's flagship data server for high-end OLTP computing to produce and deliver their extremely successful product.

The enclosed success story describes the modernization of a complex application at DIMENSION-POLYANT from Informix 4GL to Java with the help of enJin technology. Beside the application the database has also been migrated from Informix Standard Engine V5 on SCO Unix to Informix Dynamic Server V10 powered by Linux.

IBM Certified System Administrator - IDS V11

IBM Certified System Administrator - IDS V11

Yes, I did it !!

To set a good example The Informix Zone took the official IBM Informix Certification Test:

Test 918: System Administration for IBM Informix Dynamic Server V11

This morning I went to Cologne - the city that is well known for it's famous carnival as well as the historic cathedral - and attended the IDS V11 Certification Test at an authorized Prometric test center.

HDR Parameters and their Meaning

HDR Parameters and their Meaning

DRTIMEOUT

DRTIMEOUT specifies the upper limit of time that the Primary will wait for an acknowledgment from the Secondary until it assumes a data replication failure. Checkpoints on the Secondary must not exceed the DRTIMEOUT boundary. Primary and Secondary will also ping each other regardless if logical log records are send. DRTIMEOUT specifies the interval at which those pings are send. A HDR failure is assumed after four sequential ping attempts failed. So the DRTIMEOUT parameter should be set to 1/4 (25 %) of the total time that is appropriate before declaring a failure.

Webcast: HDR and BAR within IDS 11

Webcast: HDR and BAR within IDS 11

Update 2007-10-31 - Presentation Download

You can download this presentation and the other presentations from the Chat with the Lab series here:

IBM IDS V11 (Cheetah) - Webcasts


Date: Wednesday, Oct 31th, 2007
Time: 1 hour -- 8 AM Pacific, 10 AM Central, 3 PM London, 4 PM Paris, 4 PM Berlin
Title: HDR and BAR within IDS 11
Speaker: Ron Privett, Advanced Support Engineer

You can register for the webcast here...

Newsletter Oktober 2007

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Neue Ausgabe des IBM/Informix Newsletters

Im Newsletter-Archiv befindet sich die Geburtstags-Ausgabe (10/2007) des INFORMIX-Newsletters.

Seit einem Jahr erscheint nun der INFORMIX-Newsletter in gewohnter Regelmässigkeit randvoll mit interessanten Themen und Tipps rund um IBM's OLTP Datenbank-Flaggschiff. An dieser Stelle möchte die Informix Zone dem Redaktionsteam gratulieren und gleicnzeitg ein grosses Lob für die geleistete Arbeit aussprechen. Der INFORMIX-Newsletter hat sich zu einer unverzichtbaren Informationsquelle im deutschsprachigen Raum entwickelt, die entscheidend dazu beiträgt, dass die hervorragende Informix-Technologie weitere Anhänger und Anwendungsgebiete findet.

Free IDS Developer Version - A nightmare for other data servers ?

Free IDS Developer Version - A nightmare for other data servers ?

Update 2007-11-07 - Ready for Download

As Fernando Nunes announced in his blog, the new IDS Developer Edition is now available. You can download it from the following URL:

http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/download/search.jsp?go=y&rs=ifxids

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IBM: Schulungsumfrage zu IDS

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IBM: Schulungsumfrage zu IDS

Die Anmeldungen für die IBM Informix Dynamic Deep Dive Workshops haben es gezeigt. Es besteht ein gesteigertes Interesse an den neuen Funktionalitäten des IBM Informix Dynamic Servers 11.10. Für das Jahr 2008 plant IBM deshalb das Schulungsangebot besser auf Ihre Bedürfnisse abstimmen und anzupassen, bzw. Ihre Prioritäten beim Angebot, speziell für IDS 11.10 Schulungen, besser einzuschätzen. Deshalb möchte ich Sie in Zusammenarbeit mit der IBM bitten, sich an folgender Umfrage zu beteiligen:

New Blog: IDS Replication Roundtable

New Blog: IDS Replication Rounddtable

A new blog has seen the light of the day:

IDS Replication Roundtable

The author is Madison Pruet. Madison is an IBM Senior Technical Staff Member and is widely known as the Informix Replication Architect. Madison covers in his blog everything that is related to the outstanding replication capabilities of IDS:

  • HDR - High Availability Data Replication
  • ER - Enterprise Replication

Report from IBM IOD 2007, Las Vegas

Report from IBM IOD 2007, Las Vegas

I'm back in Germany from my trip to the US. After two weeks of vacation, I spend the 3rd week in Las Vegas at the IBM Information on Demand Conference.

This was my first time attending an IBM conference and I was pleasant surprised about all the technical information that has been provided in countless technical sessions and thru face to face meetings with the experts.

The conference made clear that one thing is absolutely undoubtful:

INFORMIX has evolved to a fundamental piece inside the IBM software portfolio and receives more and more attention inside and outside of IBM.

Newsletter September 2007

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Neue Ausgabe des IBM/Informix Newsletters

Im Newsletter-Archiv befindet sich die neueste Ausgabe (09/2007) des INFORMIX-Newsletters.

Inhaltsverzeichnis der Ausgabe September 2007:

  • Aktuelles
  • TechTipp: SYSMASTER:SYSSHMVALS
  • TechTipp: IDS 11 - Migration
  • TechTipp: Btree Scanner (Teil 2)
  • Hinweis
  • Termine
  • Anmeldung / Abmeldung
  • Wir über uns: Die Redaktion stellt sich vor - Sandor Szabo

IBM announced End of Service Date for IDS 7.31, 9.40 and 10.00

IBM announced End of Service Date for IDS 7.31, 9.40 and 10.00

The end of service date for the mainstream IDS Versions 7.31, 9.40 and 10.00 has been announced by IBM:

ZIFF Davis: 99.999% - How available is your business

ZIFF Davis presents: 99.999% - How available is your business

  • Date: Wednesday, 09/26/2007
  • Time: 12:30 PM ET (New York), 17:30 London, 18:30 Paris, 18:30 Berlin
  • Speakers: Kevin Brown, Madison Pruet, Michael Krieger
  • Registration URL: Click here to register for the webcast...

Abstract:

DBTA Magazine: Inside Informix V11

DBTA Magazine: Inside Informix V11

Great news for all english speaking readers:

After the three german articles:

There is now an english article in the newest issue of the DBTA magazine about Cheetah. The title of the article is: Inside Informix V11.

46. IUG-Workshop am 10. Oktober 2007 in Hamburg

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46. IUG-Workshop am 10. Oktober 2007 in Hamburg

Quelle: http://www.digital-business-magazin.de

Die Informix User Group lädt zum 46. Workshop ein.

  • Thema: Datenbanken und Entwicklungswerkzeuge
  • Veranstaltungsort: IBM Geschäftsstelle Hamburg, Beim Strohhause 17, 20097 Hamburg
  • Termin: 10. Oktober 2007, 09:00 Uhr

Webcast: Location Based Services and RFID using WFS

Webcast: Location Based Services and RFID using WFS

Date: Thursday, Sep 20, 2007
Time: 1 hour -- 8 AM Pacific, 10 AM Central, 4 PM London, 5 PM Paris, 5 PM Berlin
Title: Location Based Services and RFID using Web Feature Services
Speaker: Alan Caldera, Senior IDS Development Engineer

Here you can register for the webcast...

This feature implements an Open GeoSpatial Consortium(R) Web Feature 
Service (OGC WFS) in IDS to act as a presentation layer for the 

New White Papers about IDS 11

New White Papers about IDS 11

IBM has published several new white papers about IDS 11 technology:

You can find more white papers about IDS technology at the following IBM website:

New: IDS Resource Agent for Linux-HA Clustering

New: IDS Resource Agent for Linux-HA Clustering

In order to extend the High-Availability (HA) portfolio of IDS, Lars Daniel Forseth, a student of Applied Computer Science at IBM Germany, implemented the IDS Resource Agent for the Open Source Cluster software Linux-HA (aka Heartbeat, http://www.linux-ha.org) in the scope of his diploma thesis.

This IDS Resource Agent enables an HA cluster running on Linux-HA to manage an IDS database server instance as a cluster resource.

Germany: IBM Informix Partnercamp

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Germany: IBM Informix Partnercamp

Es dauert ja manchmal ein wenig bis sich ein "grosser Dampfer" wie IBM in Bewegung setzt, aber wenn er dann mal Fahrt aufgenommen hat, ist er so schnell nicht mehr zu bremsen -:)

IBM Deutschland lädt die INFORMIX Business-Partner zu einem weiteren Informix-Highlight 2007 ein. Am 05./06.10 findet in Frankfurt das erste weltweite IBM Informix Partner Camp statt.

Nutzen Sie die Gelegenheit Ihre Informix-Kontakte weiter zu intensivieren und Ihre Kritikpunkte direkt beim höheren IBM Management zu adressieren:

Newsletter August 2007

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Neue Ausgabe des IBM/Informix Newsletters

Im Newsletter-Archiv befindet sich die neueste Ausgabe (08/2007) des INFORMIX-Newsletters.

Inhaltsverzeichnis der Ausgabe August 2007:

  • Aktuelles
  • Neues Newsletter Archiv bei Nonne & Schneider
  • TechTipp: IDS 11 - Volltextsuche (Teil 3)
  • TechTipp: Optionen des ONSTAT (onstat -g lsc/scn)
  • Hinweis: Partnercamp 04. - 05. Oktober in Frankfurt
  • Hinweis: IBM Informix Dynamic Server 11 Deep Dive
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