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Neuer Artikel zu Informix 11.50

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databasepro Magazin: Feinschliff per Fixpack

Die akuelle Ausgabe Mai/Juni 2010 der Zeitschrift databasepro enthält meinen neuen Artikel zu Informix 11.50:

LiveTime now supports IDS11

LiveTime Software, a leading provider of ITIL certified Web 2.0 Service Management,
Help Desk and Customer Support Software, today announced support for IBM's
Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) 11.

Germany: My new Article about IDS V11.5

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databasepro Magazin: IDS V11.5

Die brandneue Zeitschrift databasepro fokussiert sich auf das Thema Datenbanken und bietet interessante und hilfreiche Informationen für jeden, der in diesem Umfeld tätig ist.

In der Erstausgabe 06/2008 (Nov/Dez) finden Sie meinen Artikel zu IDS V11.5:

IIUG 2008 - Presentation Download

IIUG 2008 - Presentation Download

The Int. Informix User Group has provided all presentations from this years IIUG conference in their member area for download. Remember that membership in the IIUG is free ! If you aren't already a member - join the IIUG !

Here is a list of all the great presentations from the Informix Experts available for download at the IIUG website. Become a member and access the member area to download them (Note for existing members: You might need to update your profile in order to be allowed to download the presentations):

New IDS 11 eBook

New IDS 11 eBook

The IBM Database Magazine offers a new free eBook for download. The eBook is written by Informix guru Lester Knutsen from Advanced DataTools and covers the IDS sysmaster database.

Just click on the graphic below, you might need to register in order to download the eBook:

Additional information about the IDS sysmaster database can found here:

Time to Migrate: IDS V7 to IDS V11

Time to Migrate: IDS V7 to IDS V11

There hasn't been a better time to upgrade old IDS V7 installations to IDS V11. IDS V11 comes with a whole bunch of new functionality, enhancements and "under the hood" improvements that will certainly boost your transaction throughput as well as increase the availability of your data.

The commitment of IBM to IDS is serious and rock solid, no doubt about that. The german "IBM Informix Infobahn" event, having been held this week in three different locations (Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg), demonstrated that IDS is an absolutely strategic data server for IBM. IBM invests a bulk of development resources to make IDS the absolutely first class data server for extreme OLTP and continuous availability.

Download Carlton Doe's IDS 11 Book

Download Carlton Doe's IDS 11 Book

You can now download IBM IDS 11 - The next Generation in OLTP Data Server Technology as an eBook from the following IBM Website:

Please spread the news and recommend this free offer to your colleagues !!

ZIFF Davis: Securing Your Data - Choosing the Right Platform

ZIFF Davis presents: Securing Your Data - Choosing the Right Platform

  • Date: Tuesday, Mar 4, 2008
  • Time: 09:00 AM Pacific, 12:00 PM Eastern, 17:00 London, 18:00 Paris, 18:00 Berlin
  • Speaker: Jonathan Leffler, Senior Technical Staff Member IBM IM
  • Registration URL: Click here to register for the webcast...

Abstract:

Icarus Studios moves from MySQL to IDS 11

Icarus Studios moves from MySQL to IDS 11


"IBM offers the high performance, scalability and data availability required
to deliver the best possible game experience to consumers, while keeping
operating costs low," said Daniel Witteveen, East Coast executive, IBM
Games and Interactive Entertainment. "Icarus Studios decision to migrate to
Informix Dynamic Server represents a shift now underway in the database
software market, with solution providers increasingly choosing IBM to better
serve their customers."

Read the full articles here...

IDS V11 Certification

IDS V11 Certification

Some kind of "house advertising":

There is a new article written by me and published in the DB2 Magazine that talks about IDS V11 Certification:

MACH 11 - Setup a SDS Node in 5 Minutes

MACH 11 - Setup a SDS Node in 5 Minutes

If you didn't had the time to play with the SDS (Shared Disk Secondary) functionality which is part of the MACH 11 technology introduced in IDS 11, here is a short summary how to setup a SDS node on the same machine. It will take you only about 5 minutes to get the SDS node up and running.

I assume that you already have an IDS 11 instance running on your machine. If not, download the cost-free IDS Developer Edition:

Daily Backup via DB Scheduler

Daily Backup via DB Scheduler

Applications that embed the database as part of their solution have challenging requirements regarding the data server:

  • a customizable, small footprint
  • a hardware gentle architecture
  • rock-solid reliability
  • flexible high availability options
  • extremely low administration overhead
  • smoothly backward application compatibility
  • excellent performance

If you look at each of those requirements it becomes clear why IBM favors IDS as the data server of choice for integrated solutions. The new database scheduler introduced in IDS V11 offers extensive possibilities to automate routine tasks. Probably one of the most important DBA routine tasks is the regular backup of the data server.

IDS 11 Book ready to order via Amazon

IDS 11 Book ready to order via Amazon

If you didn't have the chance to get hold of the great new Informix Book (IBM IDS 11 - The Next Generation in OLTP Data Server Technology) written by IBM Informix specialist Carlton Doe you can now order it via amazon.com:

IBM IDS 11 - The Next Generation in OLTP Data Server Technology

Webcast: IBM Data Studio and pureQuery

IBM Data Studio and pureQuery

  • Date: Thursday, Nov 29th, 2007
  • Time: 1 hour -- 8 AM Pacific, 10 AM Central, 3 PM London, 4 PM Paris, 4 PM Berlin
  • Title: IBM Data Studio and pureQuery
  • Speaker: Dr. Stephen Brodsky, Senior Technical Staff Member

You can register for the webcast here...

IBM Data Studio is a comprehensive data management solution that empowers 

IBM Business Partner Training

IBM Business Partner Training

If you are interested in the latest presentation from the IBM Business Partner Training, please contact John Dryburgh (Email: dryburj at uk dot ibm dot com). The presentation title is called Backup and Restore (BAR) in IDS 11.10. The presenter is Ron Privett who works as an Advanced Support Engineer at IBM.

This presentation contains additional information compared to the last Chat with the Lab session. It provides valuable information to anybody interested in the new functionality of IDS 11 in the area of Backup and Restore.

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.

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...

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

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:

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