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Presentations from Informix UK Event

InformixCity now offers the presentations from the UK Informix Community Event 2009 in the download area of their website.

The presentations include valuable technical information as well as an update on the IBM Informix strategy:

Webcast - IDS Security Best Practices


  • Date: Wednesday, Dec the 16th
  • Time: 1.5 hour, 8:30 AM Pacific, 10:30 AM Central, 11:30 AM Eastern, 4:30 PM London, 5:30 PM Berlin/Paris
  • Title: IDS Security Best Practices
  • Speaker: Jonathan Leffler (IBM)

You can register for the webcast here...

Join IBM architect Jonathan Leffler at the upcoming Informix Chat with the Labs 

Newsletter November 2009

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Neue Ausgabe des IBM/Informix Newsletters

Im Newsletter-Archiv befindet sich die neueste Ausgabe (11/2009) des INFORMIX-Newsletters.

Inhaltsverzeichnis der Ausgabe November 2009:

  • Aktuelles
  • Hinweis: Informix on Campus
  • TechTipp: Change Data Capture
  • TechTipp: OS Spezifische Locale bei ODBC Verbindungen
  • TechTipp: OAT 2
  • TechTipp: OAT 2
  • TechTipp: INFORMIX Developer Edition für Ubuntu

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IBM Database Magazine - New Issue

A new issue of the IBM Database Magazine has been released.

There are two Informix related articles included. One from IIUG president Stuart Litel and the other one from Informix veteran Lester Knutsen:

Newsletter Oktober 2009

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Neue Ausgabe des IBM/Informix Newsletters

Im Newsletter-Archiv befindet sich die neueste Ausgabe (10/2009) des INFORMIX-Newsletters.

Inhaltsverzeichnis der Ausgabe Oktober 2009:

  • Aktuelles
  • In eigener Sache: INFORMIX Newsletter feiert 3
  • Hinweis: Informix on Campus
  • TechTipp: IBM Optim - Enterprise Data Management
  • TechTipp: IBM Optim Datenanonymisierung am Beispiel INFORMIX
  • TechTipp: IBM Data Studio 2

Another bunch of new Informix blogs

A special thanks goes to Markus Holzbauer from IBM Munich who alerted me about two other new Informix related blogs:

They are now both listed on the right side of The Informix Zone as well as on the Informix URL Compilation page.

New Informix Blog: Informix DBA

A new blog is born !

Just discovered a new blog dedicated to Informix. The blog is called Informix DBA and it is owned by IIUG Board of Directors member Andrew Ford.

I've added the blog to the right side of The Informix Zone, so that all updates are immediately visible to the Informix community. Here is the direct URL of the blog:

IBM Data in Action Virtual Conference for EMEA/India

There will be a an incarnation of the IBM Virtual Data Conference. This time it is more targeted towards audiences in EMEA and India:

  • Title: IBM Data in Action - Virtual Conference
  • Date: Thursday, October 22th at 9am-1pm BST / 10am-2pm CEST / 12-4pm MSD / 1:30-5:30pm IST
  • Registration URL: Register here

IIUG Conference 2010 - Call for Speakers

Please submit your presentation idea, if you are interested in speaking at the IIUG 2010 conference next year:

The deadline for submissions is the November 1, 2009.

Premiere: IDS 11.5 Bootcamp in Deutschland

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Informix 11.5 Bootcamp

Ich freue mich auf der Informix Zone den Termin für das erste IDS 11.5 Bootcamp 2009 in Deutschland bekanntgeben zu dürfen:

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.

Contribute to the IDS Information Center

IBM has enhanced the IDS Information Center. It is no long a "one-way street". Every registered user is now able to rate topics in the Information Center or write comments. It is more a kind of collaboration tool now. Not as open as a traditional Wiki but at least you can:

  • Rate topics
  • Comment on an entire topic or selected text within the topic
  • Reply to comments
  • Delete your comments
  • Subscribe to pages or the entire site, to be notified of new comments

Newsletter September 2009

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Neue Ausgabe des IBM/Informix Newsletters

Im Newsletter-Archiv befindet sich die neueste Ausgabe (09/2009) des INFORMIX-Newsletters.

Inhaltsverzeichnis der Ausgabe September 2009:

  • Aktuelles
  • TechTipp: Merge von Tabellen
  • TechTipp: Instead-Of-Trigger
  • TechTipp: Trigger References
  • TechTipp: Schnellere CDR Konsistenzprüfung mit zusätzlichem Index
  • Hinweis: Informix Tech Workshops in Deutschland

Invitation to the Bell Micro Informix Community Event

UK Informix Community Event 2009

I'm happy to announce the UK Informix Community Event 2009 which will be hosted by my friends from Bell Micro:

Date and Location:
Thursday 12th November 2009, Henley, Warwickshire

Academic Inititative: Informix in a Box

Please take a look at the late-breaking Informix in a Box program offered by IBM:

IIUG Conference 2010

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).

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...

Brazilian Informix Blog

I just discovered an interesting Informix focused blog and would like to share it with you. The blog has been created by a Brazilian guy called Cesar Inacio Martins. The blog content is written in Portuguese. At the upper right side of the blog you will see some country flags. Just click the one you prefer and the blog content will be shown in your desired language through Google Translate. This works surprisingly well most of the time :-)

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
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