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Analyst Papers covering Informix Warehouse Accelerator

Good news for all Informix Warehouse Accelerator fans. Two analysts have covered the latest IBM Informix technology in a white paper:

  1. PDF: IBM Informix in hybrid workload environments
  2. Informix Accelerates Analytic Integration into OLTP

Unfortunately the 2nd whitepaper from Ovum is only accessible to members.

DBTA Magazine: Empowering Business Analysts with Faster Insights

Good article that gives a summary of the many benefits that Informix Warehouse Accelerator IWA provides to businesses. The article has been published in the DBTA Magazine and has been written by IBMs Keshava Murthy:

DBTA Magazine: Empowering Business Analysts with Faster Insights

Strategies for Smarter Retail

There is an interesting upcoming web seminar from IBM and Boston Retail Partners that
will focus on best-in-class technology to drive competetive advantage.

AFAIK Informix Warehhouse Accelerator will be one of the technologies discussed in
the webcast.

Registration: From Inventory Forecasting to 24x7 Operations: Strategies for Smarter Retail

Most retail organizations will agree that times are tough. From unpredictable consumer 

Informix Warehouse Accelerator

In case you are already working with the IBM Informix Warehouse Accelerator or planning to modernize your datawarehouse environment with state of the art technology, then this blog from my friends from the IBM Informix Development in Munich is by far the best technical information around IWA that you can get:

Information Week Webcast: Now Everything You Have Ever Wanted in Business Intelligence is Possible

Title: Now Everything You Have Ever Wanted in Business Intelligence is Possible
Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Time: 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Central Time), 15:00h Germany
Presented By: Fred Ho Program Director (IBM)
Registration: Now Everything You Have Ever Wanted in Business Intelligence is Possible

The new Informix Warehouse Accelerator technology from IBM has completely 

Webcast: Combining OLTP and Extreme Data Warehouse Performance

Date: Thursday, April 14, 2011
Time: 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET
Duration: 60 Minutes
Speakers: Fred Ho (Program Director, IBM), Lester Knutsen (President Advanced DataTools)

Register for the 'Combining OLTP and Extreme Data Warehouse Performance' Webcast here...

Data warehouses are growing rapidly, with vast amounts of data, greater 
numbers of users, increased query complexity, and user demands for 

IBM Webcasts for Business Partners

There will be two IBM webcasts this week especially for IBM Informix Business Partners. The webcasts focus on the two new IBM offerings that have been announced last week:

Informix Ultimate Warehouse Edition

Americas, EMEA:


  • April 5, 2011 @ 20:00 Eastern (New York City)

Informix Warehouse Accelerator - Speed is everything

IBM announced the new Informix Warehouse Accelerator today. The product holds the data in a compressed column format in main memory and achieves query response times that are much faster then those of traditional data warehouses. Beta customers have reported query speedups from 30x through 1000x depending on the data and the type of query.

Informix Warehouse Accelerator auf Heise

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Beim IUG-Workshop in Stuttgart/Ehningen wurde der Informix Warehouse Accelerator (IWA) als Weltpremiere vorgestellt.

Nun hat es das neue Produkt auch auf den Heise Newsticker geschafft:

IBM erweitert die Data-Warehouse-Funktionen von Informix

Fuzzy Logix and IBM Unveil In-Database Analytics for IBM Informix

About 13-14 years after the first release of Informix Universal Server - a merge of Informix Online and the Illustra technoloy - it seems that the Informix Datablade technology gets more and more attention these days.

A couple of recent success stories in the SmartMeter market with the Informix Timeseries datablade and a new database "AddOn" from Fuzzy Logix document the increasing interest in Informix object relational technology to solve specific business problems:

Pre-Announcement Webcast for IBM Business Partners

On March the 24th there will be an important Pre-Announcement webcast for IBM Business Partners. In this webcast IBM will announce a new product that has the potential to change the game for Informix. If you haven't already read the newest IBM Informix Business Partner Newsletter I encourage you to do so. The column from Steve Shoaf (Informix Sales Leader) gives you a hint of what will be announced at the webcast.

Informix Warehouse Information Roadmap

This is an interesting site that contains a lot of useful links for everybody interested in building data warehouse solutions based on Informix Dynamic Server:

I've added the site to the Informix URL Compilation hosted on The Informix Zone.

Webcast : Update Anywhere Clusters - IDS 11.5's Hottest Feature

  • Date: Wednesday, September the 16th
  • Time: 1 hour -- 8:30 AM PST, 10:30 AM Central, 11:30 AM Eeastern, 4:30 PM London, 5:30 PM Berlin/Paris
  • Title: Update Anywhere Clusters - IDS 11.5's Hottest Feature
  • Speaker: Martin Lurie, Informix Technical Specialist

You can register for the webcast here...

Building Data Warehouses with IBM IDS

In September there will be an interesting webcast taking place with Informix veteran Lester Knutsen.

The subject of this webcast is Datawarehousing with IDS. Lester is for sure an excellent presenter for this topic as his company Advanced Data Tools has many years of experience regarding Informix and especially in the design of Data Warehouse systems:

  • Date: Thursday, September the 17th

Webcast - Cognos and Informix

  • Date: Wednesday, August the 12th
  • Time: 1 hour -- 8:30 AM PST, 10:30 AM Central, 11:30 AM Eeastern, 4:30 PM London, 5:30 PM Paris, 5:30 PM Berlin
  • Title: Cognos and Informix
  • Speaker: Joseph Pusztai

You can register for the webcast here...

This month's chat will be on Cognos Express, an exciting new 

IDS Version 11.50.xC5 is available

IBM has just released IDS Version 11.50.xC5. This version contains the following new features:

  • High Availability
    • Configuring RS Secondary Server Latency for Disaster Recovery
  • Administration
    • Forcing the Database Server to Shut Down
    • Enhanced Support for Multibyte Character Strings
    • New default for the INFORMIXTERM environment variable for terminal set up on UNIX
    • onconfig Portal: Configuration Parameters Listed by Functional Categories

The new home of XPS and RedBrick: Informix Dynamic Server

The release of the new Informix Warehouse Feature was the first step to further extend the capabilities of IDS to serve as a datawarehouse engine. Traditionally this area was the domain of XPS (eXtended Parallel Server) and Red Brick.

In his new letter to the Informix community, Ambuj Goyal, General Manager IBM Information Management, says:

Neuer Artikel zu Informix Dynamic Server

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Informix aus der Cloud

In der aktuellen Ausgabe der Zeitschrift DatabasePro, die ab 07.07 offiziell am Kiosk erhaeltlich sein wird, ist ein Artikel zum Thema INFORMIX zu finden.

Dr. Jakob Jung beschreibt die neuen Funktionalitaeten und Angebote der IBM zu den Themen Datawarehousing und Virtualisierung/Cloud Computing mit Informix Dynamic Server.

Informix Warehouse Feature: A spiky Arrowhead that hurts the competition ?

Great news for existing Informix customers as well as new customers that are looking for an extremely efficient data server powering their enterprise data warehouse: IBM announced the availability of the IDS Warehouse Feature.

For details please take a look at the various press announcements, blog entries and the new documentation available:

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