You might have already heard the bad news about Informix Innovator-C Edition. IBM has trimmed it down. Instead of 4 cores you can only use a single core. But the really bad news is that HDR/ER are no longer supported in Innovator-C (:-
You'll find more information on this bad news here:
However you must be logged in to your IIUG member account in order to access the presentations. Membership in the IIUG is free, so just register and you could access this valuable Informix education material:
If you are an IIUG member - that joined before February the 19th, 2012 - you can now vote for the IIUG board of directors:
Please make your vote to ensure that we have a strong IIUG board of directors that represent the Informix users worldwide.
There is a new video on YouTube titled IBM Informix: To Know it is to Love it !:
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:
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
I just received the latest edition of the IIUG Insider newsletter. It contains harsh criticism addressed at IBM:
If you are interested what is happening at the IIUG conference which is currently taking place in Kansas City, please check the following URL's:
Just one excerpt:
"There was a lot of excitement around Rob's key note as he outlined our strategy and
After the harsh but necessarily criticism regarding IBM's Informix strategy, it seems that things come in motion.
We have all seen those statements and promises on Powerpoint slides as well as directly from IBM executives how seriously IBM takes Informix and how great IBM's strategy for Informix is. However the reality speaks a different language:
I'm happy to post the announcement of the IIUG Conference 2010 here on The Informix Zone:
Announcing the 2010 International Informix Users Group (IIUG) Conference
The International Informix Users Group (IIUG) will host the third annual Informix Conference April 25 – 28, 2010 at the Overland Park Marriott hotel in Overland Park, KS (Kansas City).
So, the key things were:
1. The organisation was incredible. Everything just worked and the whole board, but especially Cindy Lichtenauer deserve praise for the flawless deployment of everything.
2. The presentations were excellent. I learned something worthwhile out of every single presentation I delivered (even my own, because it turned out that Madison Pruet and Cary Wahlmeier came to watch and were able to answer all the difficult questions! :-) There was a really wide range of topics and they were all really useful.
I wish my Informix friends a great and successful conference ! Unfortunately I'll not be able to join the conference as some private things are currently prior-ranking.
Enjoy your stay at the conference, talk to other users about IDS technology and participate in the bunch of technical workshops offered.
Just want to pick up a good idea from Gumby that appeared recently in the Informix Newsgroup.