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Informix Chat with the Lab - January Events

In January there will be two Informix Chat with the Lab events. The first one is a repetition of an event from October 2011. The event discusses the advantages of Informix as backend for business software in conjunction with Genero.

Two notes to IBM:

1)
Is there no other software vendor left that bets on Informix and is willing to talk about it ?

2)
Informix voted#1 in customer satisfaction is now about 3 years ago. VendorRate - the company that created the opinion poll - seems to have gone, at least the website doesn't exist aynmore for about 2 years or so. But IBM

Informix Chat with the Lab - Implementing Data Encryption With IBM Informix

Title: Implementing Data Encryption With IBM Informix
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2011
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Central Time), 17:30h Germany
Presented By: Mark Jamison (IBM)
Registration: Implementing Data Encryption With IBM Informix

Description:

 
In the growing regulatory requirements for privacy regarding Health 
insurance, it is becoming increasingly necessary to encrypt data 
"at rest". In this chat, we will discuss the reasons why IBM DEEE + 

Informix Chat with the Lab - Century Financials Software – “The Advantage For Informix Customers”

Title: Latest Informix Performance Features
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2011
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Central Time), 17:30h Germany
Presented By: Sanjay Menon, Director of Business Development (Century Software), Mark Rees, Chief Technology Officer (Century Software)
Registration: Century Financials Software – The Advantage For Informix Customers

Description:

 
While IBM® Informix® is the database software voted #1 in customer satisfaction, 

Informix Chat with the Lab - Latest Informix Performance Features

Title: Latest Informix Performance Features
Date: Thursday, September 29, 2011
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Central Time), 17:30h Germany
Presented By: Jeffery McMahon, IBM Informix Developer (IBM)
Registration: Latest Informix Performance Features

Description:

 
This presentation will cover several 11.70 performance features. 
Reduce index overhead by using Forest of Trees and Disable 
Foreign Key Index features. Take advantage of connectivity 

Informix Chat with the Lab - All about Informix Private Server and Mapped Users

Title: All about Informix Private Server and Mapped Users
Date: Thursday, August 25, 2011
Time: 11:30 AM - 13:00 PM (Central Time), 17:30h Germany
Presented By: David Desautels, IBM Informix Developer (IBM)
Registration: All about Informix Private Server and Mapped Users

Description:

 
In the 11.70 release, Informix has introduced the ability to install and run as a 
"Private Server",i.e. without access to user root or user informix. Since running 

IBM Informix - The next decade

A new Informix promotion video has been published by IBM on YouTube:

You can find the IBM Informix Marketing Channel on YouTube here:

YouTube - IBM Informix Marketing Channel

Informix Chat with the Lab - All About the Connection Manager

Title: All about the Connection Manager
Date: July 20, 2011
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Central Time)
Presented By: Nicholas Geib (IBM Informix Developer)
Registration: All about the Connection Manager

Description:

 
The Connection Manager is a valuable tool for controlling what server a 
client connects to and ensuring a cluster continues to operate in the 
event of a failure. With the release of CSDK 3.70.xC3 it has been 
significantly enhanced. 

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 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...

Description:

 
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, 

IUG-Workshop Stuttgart

(german content)

Unser nächster IUG-Workshop findet bereits nächste Woche in Stuttgart statt. Sollten Sie sich noch nicht angemeldet haben, dann holen Sie das bitte schnell nach. Meine Freunde aus dem IUG-Vorstand haben ein erstklassiges Programm für Sie zusammengestellt !

Webcast - Upgrading to Informix 11.7

  • Date: Thursday, March the 17th
  • Time: 1.5 hour, 8:30 AM Pacific, 10:30 AM Central, 11:30 AM Eastern, 16:30 London, 17:30 Berlin/Paris
  • Title: Upgrading to Informix 11.7
  • Speaker: William Wheeler (IBM)

You can register for the Informix webcast here

Informix Flexible Grid

A new article has been published on DBTA (Database Trends and Applications). The article is written by Nicholas Geib and talks about the Flexible Grid available with Informix 11.70:

Webcast - Enhanced Application Development with Informix 11.7

  • Date: Tuesday, February the 15th
  • Time: 1.5 hour, 8:30 AM Pacific, 10:30 AM Central, 11:30 AM Eastern, 16:30 London, 17:30 Berlin/Paris
  • Title: Enhanced Application Development with Informix 11.7
  • Speaker: Jacques Roy (IBM)

You can register for the Informix webcast here

OAT Channel on YouTube

In case you haven't seen it, there is a new channel on YouTube called OpenAdminTool channel:

Below you'll find the newest two videos from this channcel discussing enhancements in OAT concerning Informix 11.70:

Informix 11.70 Certification Test now available

IBM released a new certification test for Informix 11.70 (Panther).

There are about 63 questions which much be answered in 90 minutes. So the average time for each test question will be about 85 seconds. This is quite tough but fortunatly you'll get the Informix 11.70 certification with a relatively moderate passing score of 60%. The previous Informix 11 certification required a passing score of 70% !

Webcast - Storage Provisioning support in 11.70XC1

  • Date: Thursday, January the 27th
  • Time: 1.5 hour, 8:30 AM Pacific, 10:30 AM Central, 11:30 AM Eastern, 16:30 London, 17:30 Berlin/Paris
  • Title: Informix Storage Provisioning
  • Speaker: John Lengyel (IBM)

You can register for the Informix webcast here

Open Admin Tool - New videos on YouTube

Several new videos describing new functionality in Open Admin Tool in combination with Informix 11.70 have been added to YouTube:

Good new articles on IBM developerWorks

There have been a bunch of new articles covering Informix 11.70 features published on IBM developwerWorks. If you haven't read them yet, here they are:

Informix Panther - The most reliable and scalable real time information solution on the market

A new Informix promotion video is available. Managers from DHL and GSN (Game Show Network) praise the reliability and scalability of Informix. They also talk about the new zero-downtime upgrade possibilities available with Informix 11.70 and the Flexible Grid technology:

Upgrade your Informix server to Version 11.70

Good article about Informix 11.70 features and their impact on upgrading/reverting an Informix instance:

This article has provided information that should help you plan how to implement
 all the new Version 11.70 features that have potential upgrade and reversion 
impact. After learning about this upgrade impact, the system catalog changes, 
new ONCONFIG parameters, and reversion impact, you are now ready to take full 
advantage of all the new features in Version 11.70. 
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