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Introducing the Cheetah Resource Outline

Introducing the Cheetah Resource Outline

The Cheetah Zone has a new menu entry called Resource Outline. It contains a compilation of all available information about IBM's next generation data server codename Cheetah. The following resources are listed:

Performance Tuning Tips for IDS

Performance Tuning Tips for IDS

Bobby Sukumar - IDS Performance Tuning Tips

An interesting and valuable new white paper containing IDS Performance Tuning Tips has been published. The author Bobby Sukumar talks about several aspects of the IDS engine and gives general guidelines how to improve the performance of your IDS engine. At the end of the white paper there are some interesting real life examples with a problem description, the diagnosis and the resolution.

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Newsletter Maerz 2007

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Neue Ausgabe des IBM/Informix Newsletters

Im Newsletter-Archiv befindet sich die neueste Ausgabe (03/2007) des INFORMIX-Newsletters.

Inhaltsverzeichnis der Ausgabe Maerz 2007:

  • Aktuelles
  • IDS Cheetah - Neues vom OpenBeta
  • TechTipp: Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM) - Teil 4
  • TechTipp: IDS Administration - wer schreibt die Logs voll ?
  • TechTipp: onlog - Auswertung der Informationen der Logischen Logs

Learn more about the Evolution of HDR

Reminder: Learn more about the Evolution of HDR

Mark your calendar for this interesting webcast training about the extended High Availability Options available in Cheetah:

A useful time converter can be found here:

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html

Cheetah - First Technical Papers available

Cheetah - First Technical Papers available

In case you haven't already seen it, there are some new technical papers about Cheetah available on the IBM website. They are currently a little bit hidden at the end of the download area for the Cheetah open beta software.

Those technical papers cover - beside the Cheetah feature overview - the following areas in detail:

  • RTO_SERVER_RESTART and Non-Blocking Checkpoints by Scott Lashley
  • Integrated Solutions and SQL Enhancements by Keshava Murty

Cheetah - Last Committed Feature

Cheetah - Last Committed Feature

Informix fellow Fernande Nunes from Portugal published an interesting article about the new Last Commmitted Isolation Level available in Cheetah.

Cheetah spot by spot: LAST COMMITTED READ

It is really worth reading it to gain an understanding about this useful functionality which allows non-blocking reads.

Fernando's blog also contains other interesting information about IBM's secret weapon.

Chat with the Labs - Summary

Cheetah Administration Enhancements

Below you fill find the presentation and a short summary about the latest Chat with the Labs talk held by Jerry Keesee (Director of the IBM Informix Lab) and John Miller (IBM Senior Technical Staff Member). The webcast covered the exciting new features of Cheetah in the area of administration and usability.

Improving IDS Administration Zone

Germany: 2nd Workshop for IDS 11.1

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Update - 2007-04-13 - Workshop ausgebucht (fully booked)

Auch der am 18. April stattfindende 2. Cheetah-Workshop ist bereits ausgebucht. Das dokumentiert das nachhaltig grosse Interesse an der naechsten Generation von IBM's Hochleistungs-Datenbank Informix Dynamic Server.

Wie aus IBM-Kreisen zu hoeren ist, wird es vermutlich aufgrund der hohen Nachfrage einen weiteren Cheetah-Workshop geben.

Die Informix Zone wird Sie hierueber selbstverstaendlich auf dem Laufenden halten.

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First worldwide Cheetah Workshop

First worldwide Cheetah Workshop - A tremendous success

Below you will find a summary of the Cheetah Open beta workshop that has been held by IBM yesterday. A special thanks goes to Alexander Koerner of the IBM Informix team for providing this information.

Informix Bookstore

IBM - Looking for INFORMIX Authors

INFORMIX attracts more and more interest inside and outside IBM. With an outstanding license growth rate throughout 2006 and the upcoming Cheetah Release, INFORMIX is well positioned for the highly competitive database market.

To further spread the word about it's Administration Free Zone, IBM is looking for experienced IDS consultants/administrators/programmers for writing an INFORMIX book.

Check the following request coming directly from IBM:

IBM is seeking authors for Informix (IDS) books and is especially eager to include
in topics covering the upcoming IDS Cheetah release. Are you interested? The most difficult factor in publishing a book is the time commitment. It will take more time and effort than you can imagine - but the benefits are great! You'll get royalties on the sales of the book, and build your credentials and reputation. Publishing books about IDS will also help build mindshare and expertise on IDS and its latest features.

Newsletter Januar 2007

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Neue Ausgabe des IBM/Informix Newsletters

Im Newsletter-Archiv befindet sich die neueste Ausgabe (01/2007) des INFORMIX-Newsletters. Auch diese Ausgabe enthaelt wieder zahlreiche, interessante Themen rund um INFORMIX, das sich immer mehr als strategisches Schluesselprodukt innerhalb der IBM Information Management Division etabliert.

Inhaltsverzeichnis der Ausgabe Januar 2007:

  • Aktuelles
  • Info: IDS 10.00.xC6 ist verfuegbar / IDS 7.31
  • TechTipp: Pluggable Authentication Module
  • TechTipp: Optimizerproblem bei grossen Tabellen
  • TechTipp: HDR Primary und Secondary auf einem einzigen Rechner

Germany: IDS Special Workshop Series

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Spezial-Workshops zu IDS

Das Thema INFORMIX nimmt in den letzten Monaten immer mehr Fahrt auf. Nachdem die Kult-Datenbank IDS (Informix Dynamic Server) als IBM's strategische Datenbank fuer diverse Einsatzbereiche auserwaehlt wurde, greift die IBM Deutschland das Thema auf und bietet eine Reihe von eintaegigen Spezial-Workshops zum Thema IDS an:

Informix News

Database defense against the dark political arts

There is an interesting new article written by Marty Lurie and his son Aron Lurie available at the IBM Informix Developer Zone:

Database defense against the dark political arts

The article talks about establishing an early warning system for database performance, especially for IBM's strategic data servers (IDS and DB2). The authors combine several interesting technologies (PHP, JpGraph, JMeter and Esql/C) in the article.

Germany: Hands-on Workshop for IDS 11.1

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Update - 2007-02-23 - Cheetah-Workshop in HH

Termin und Ort für den 2. Cheetah-Workshop stehen und fest, siehe:

IDS Cheetah on Safari in Hamburg

Update - 2007-02-16 - Toller Workshop

Der weltweit erste Cheetah-Workshop war ein grosser Erfolg. Die Cheetah-Safari rollt auf vollen Touren. Lesen Sie einen detaillierten Bericht dazu hier:

First worldwide Cheetah Workshop - A tremendous success

Auf Grund des überwältigen Zuspruchs wird es in Q1/Q2 weitere Workshops zum Thema Cheetah geben. Die Informix Zone hält Sie hierüber auf dem laufenden.

New IBM Redbook about IDS Technology

IDS V10 - Extended Functionality for Modern Business

IBM just published a brilliant, new Redbook about IDS Version 10:

IDS V10 - Extended Functionality for Modern Business

Download the Redbook and read it to gain an understandig about the outstanding technology of IBM's secret weapon in the highly competitive database market. It is has been written by well known INFORMIX experts.

The Redbook is currently a draft, the final version is planned for the end of the year.
It offers an excellent overview about the technology of IBM's strategic data server. From the table of contents:

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