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Informix Timeseries helps to reduce energy consumption

A new customer success story has been published by IBM. This is a good example about the innovative usage of Informix Timeseries technology in a specific industry.

The story demonstrates the advantages of the Informix Timeseries solution compared to the traditional relational approach for storing time-stamped data.


Energcon’s offering—which integrates an easy-to-use web application with 
an energy logging system from Rational Network and IBM® Informix®
database software—helps Coldset Printing Partners track energy 

New Article covering Informix Timeseries Technology

The online magazine (Database Trends and Applications) has published a new article from Vaibhav Dantale (IBM Software Engineer).

The article talks about the advantages of the Informix Timeseries Technology for storing and analyzing huge amounts of time-stamped data:

Newsletter Juli 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: Rolling Upgrade
  • TechTipp: SEC2ER - Von der HDR/RSS zur Enterprise Replication
  • TechTipp: Flexible Grid – Replikation der nächsten Generation (Teil 1)
  • TechTipp: Connection Manager
  • (Gastbeitrag Bereos)

How to avoid SmartMeter data management pitfalls with Informix technology

Listen to this informative webcast which covers the advantages of the Informix TimeSeries technology and how it helps to avoid common pitfalls with SmartMeter data management:

New Features in Informix 11.70.xC3

If you haven't had the opportunity to join the latest Informix Chat with the Lab with Informix Architect John Miller, here is a link to the presentation slides:

Unravel theMysteries of Informix's New Offerings & Features

There are a couple of interesting new features in the latest Informix 11.70.xC3 release especially in the TimeSeries environment. Beside those I really like these ones:

Informix Flexible Grid

Good article on IBM developerWorks about the Informix Flexible Grid feature:

Hopefully new customers discover the unique Informix Flexible Grid technology and it's advantages over commodity databases especially in interaction with Cloud Computing.

Advantages of Informix TimeSeries technology

A good article from Neil Mulkern (IBM UK) about the advantages of Informix Timeseries technology has been published here:

Using Informix to capture TimeSeries data that overwhelms commodity databases

Good to see that Informix is now mentioned on

Integrated IBM Informix BladeCenter Solution

Hear what Lester Knutsen - the president of Advanced Data Tools - has to say about the combination of IBM BladeCenter hardware and an Informix database as a preconfigured box:

New DBD::Informix Driver supports Perl 5.14.0

A new version of the Informix/Perl Database Driver has been released. The DBD::Informix Driver implements the Perl DBI (DataBase Interface). The Perl DBI allows Perl programmers to write database independent code that works with various databases that provide a DBD-Module.

Kostenlos: IBM Informix Warehouse Workshop

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Die IBM Deutschland bietet einen kostenlosen 2-tägigen Workshop zum Themengebiet Datawarehouse/Informix in München an:


  • 28. Juni: Grundlagen Data Warehouse & Informix - 10:00 - 17:30 Uhr
    • Einführung in die Modellierung von Data Warehouses
    • Modellierung von Data Warehouses
    • Installation & Konfiguration Informix Warehouse Accelerator
    • Informix Grundlagen

Informix Chat with the Lab - Unravel the Mysteries of Informix's New Offerings & Features

Title: Unravel the Mysteries of Informix's New Offerings & Features
Date: June 30, 2011
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Central Time)
Presented By: John F. Miller III - STSM, Embedability Architect (IBM)

Here you can register for the event...


This chat covers the new product offerings and new features
that have been introduced in the last year since Informix 
v11.70.xC1. You will hear about the exciting performance enhancements, 

Informix in the Cloud - Part 1: Storing your ontape Backups on Amazon S3

In this new Informix in the Cloud Series I'll focus on how to setup, configure and deploy the Informix database in the Cloud. Based on it's sophisticated replication technology and excellent embeddability, Informix is the optimal choice for deploying a database in the Cloud.

Newsletter Juni 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: Derived Tables
  • TechTipp: Update statistics auf der Datenbank sysmaster
  • TechTipp: Datenbank NLSCASE INSENSITIVE aufbauen
  • TechTipp: New Keywords in Version 11.70.UC2
  • TechTipp: Growth Edition – was ist NICHT erlaubt ? (NACHTRAG)

Bericht vom 57. IUG Workshop in Wiesbaden

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Am 26.05.2011 fand in Wiesbaden der 57. Workshop der deutschen Informix User Group (IUG) statt. Planung und Ablauf des Workshops waren wie immer vorbildlich. Vielen Dank an Herrn Alvarez von der IUG Verwaltung und den Mitarbeitern der ORDIX AG hierfür !

Ein ganz besonderes Dankeschön möchte ich im Namen der Informix-Gemeinde an meinen Vorstandskollegen Wolfgang Kögler und sein Team richten. Wolfgang ist Vorstandsvorsitzender der ORDIX AG, die uns freundlicherweise Räumlichkeiten für unseren Workshop zur Verfügung gestellt hat. Neben der Lokation wurden auch das Catering sowie der am Vorabend stattgefundene Stammtisch grosszügigerweise von der ORDIX AG übernommen.

Vielen Dank !

Webcast: Meter Data Management Pitfalls

Title: Meter Data Management Pitfalls (and how to avoid them)
Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM PDT (07:30 PM German Time)


  • Why time series data used in smart metering solutions presents special challenges
  • Why traditional relational data management solutions aren’t equipped for time series data and meter data management over the long haul

New Informix Blogs

There are two interesting new Informix blogs:

The entries from both blogs will now be re-published on for your

New Informix Promotion Videos from IBM

Two new videos from IBM covering Informix - enjoy:

IIUG 2011 Conference: Presentation Download

The presentations from the IIUG Conference 2011 are now available for download on the IIUG website.

You have to log in to the members area in order to download them.

Informix "tanken" bei der pirAMide

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Für alle, die sich näher für das Thema Informix interessieren, bietet die pirAMide Informatik GmbH die Veranstaltung „Informix Tankstelle“ an. Die Informix Tankstelle ist ein Seminar, in dem Vorträge zu verschiedenen Bereichen zum Thema Informix gehalten werden. Seit dem Start in 2009 ist die Veranstaltung gewachsen und findet immer mehr Zuspruch aus der Informix Welt.

Informix Chat with the Lab - LIVE from IIUG Conference

Date: May 18, 2011
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Central Time)
Presented By: Jerry Keesee (IBM), Steve Trosi (IBM)
Title: LIVE from IIUG Conference Kansas City

Here you can register for the event...


Join us LIVE at the International Informix Users Group 4th Annual Conference 
to hear Jerry Keesee's Keynote Address. Jerry Keesee, Director of Informix 
Database Development, leads the Informix database portfolio software 
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