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IDS 11 Launch - Press Feedback

IDS 11 Launch - Press Feedback

There has been a lot of publicity in form of press articles around the IDS 11 launch. I've read thru all of them and sometimes wondered if the people writing those articles really understand what they are writing about and how IBM positions IDS. Even analysts like Wayne Kernochan, Illuminata demonstrate that they don't seem to have a serious knowledge about the superior Informix technology and the objectives of IBM.

DB2 Magazine: What a stale name for a renewed magazine

DB2 Magazine: What a stale name for a renewed magazine

As most of you might have already seen, the DB2 Magazine has a new face. Unfortunately the name didn't change, it has the same boring and and stale name as before.

The Informix Community Page hosted on the DB2 Magazine contains the following introduction text:

Welcome to the Informix Community page on the DB2 Magazine Community Wiki. This is the place where users of Informix can meet and talk about the world’s fastest and most reliable database for Linux, Unix and Windows.

IBM and Oracle Trade Barbs over Databases

IBM and Oracle Trade Barbs over Databases

There is an interesting article titled Is 10g feeling the pinch? written by Philip Howard (Director of Research - Technology, Bloor Research) that has been published on IT Analysis. In this article Philip Howard talks about the recently quarterly results published by Oracle. Oracle said that the database and middleware business together has grown by about 17 %. However Larry Ellison subsequently commented that the middleware business alone has grown by more than 80 %. Philip Howard takes these two numbers and comes to the following conclusion:

IDS versus Oracle/DB2 - A not too serious Analogy -:)

IDS versus Oracle/DB2 - A not too serious Analogy-:)

This is my first entry in my new blog on The Informix Zone. I will add some more from time to time beside the normal Informix Zone postings. Not all my blog entries are to be taken too seriously -:) Thank you and have fun.

My favorite sport is Mountainbiking. However Mountainbiking is not Mountainbiking. There are several different specificities of the same sport. Some of us like to climb the steepest hills as fast and efficient as possible, while others prefer to carry out their mountainbike to a bikepark to practice jumps and other daring feats. I personally prefer the former specificity.

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