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IBM Database Magazine: Informix TimeSeries article

There is a new introductory article in the IBM Database Magazine talking about the Informix TimeSeries technology/solution:

The Preeminence of IBM Informix TimeSeries: Part 1

Upgrading to the latest Informix

Well done video about the latest technology and features of Informix:

Ovum White Paper on IWA now publicly available

Good news: The white paper from Ovum about the Informix Warehouse Accelerator is now available for download:

Informix Accelerates Analytic Integration into OLTP Reference

The white paper focuses mainly on IWA but also mentions Informix MACH11 and Flexible Grid technology which both don't require expensive hardware components.

An excerpt from the Ovum white paper:

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.

Informix Business Partner Chat: Fitrix ERP Software

Title: Fitrix ERP Software – Driving Informix sales into growing small and mid-size discrete manufacturing firms through industry-leading Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Central Time), 16:30h Germany
Presented By: Mike Barnwell - VP, Sales & Marketing (Fourth Generation Software)
Registration: Informix Business Partner Chat


Fourth Generation Software, the makers of Fitrix ERP, has been 

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

Interview with IBM's Bernie Spang on Informix Growth Strategies

Here is a short interview with Bernie Spang - IBM Director Strategy and Marketing Database Software & System - about growth strategies for Informix.

IBM Informix growth strategies – 3 Point growth plan

New IBM eBook covering IWA

IBM has published a new eBook covering the Informix Warehouse Accelerator.

The eBook is a high level overview describing the numerous advantages of the IWA technology for ultra fast analysis and business decisions:

Extreme warehouse speed for fast business decisions

Hopefully IBMs Informix marketing budget for this year is not already utilized with this new eBook and the IWA video :-)

Two new videos: Informix Warehouse Accelerator and Informix Genero

There are two new marketing videos covering Informix available on YouTube:

Informix Warehouse Accelerator

Informix Genero

Informix BP Kick-off Webcast

Attention: Event has been rescheduled !

Title: Informix BP Kick-off Webcast
Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Time: 08:45 AM - 10:00 PM (EST), 16:45h Germany
Presented By: Gary Proctor - Informix Channel Sales Leader (IBM), Dennis Allen - Sales leader, Informix Warehouse, Douglas Dailey - Informix Product Manager
Registration: Informix BP Kick-off Webcast

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 

New Informix Blog from Gary Proctor

Gary Proctor - IBM Business Development Exec - has started a new blog. Gary's blog is focused on solutions build on Informix:

For your convenience Gary's blog has been added to Informix Zone (right side) and will also be re-published on

I believe that Gary's postings will help to spread the word about Informix and I wish him a successful start !

SugarCRM has been ported to Informix

Good news for all Open Source fans: SugarCRM is now able to utilize Informix as database backend:

Informix Port Delivers Unlimited Database Scalability for Popular SaaS Application

Information Week Webcast: The Hidden Challenge in Meter Data Management

Title: The Hidden Challenge in Meter Data Management
Date: Tuesday, September the 27th
Time: 09:00 AM Pacific Time, 12:00 PM Eastern Time (18:00h Germany)
Duration: 60 Minutes
Hosted by: Information Week

The rapid rollout of smart meters as part of the Smart Grid adoption 
by utilities companies has been nothing short of impressive. However,
as the meters are turned on, utilities are often ill-prepared to manage 

IBM Webcast: Data Management for a New Generation with IBM Informix

Title: Data Management for a New Generation with IBM Informix
Date: Tuesday, October the 4th, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM Pacific Time (Los Angeles) / 1:00 PM Eastern Time (New York City) / 19:00h Germany
Duration: 60 Minutes
Hosted by: IBM, Tom Rieger / Scott Whalen

This session is designed for new and existing Informix users to learn 
why Informix is still is the best solution, from the most mundane of 

IBM Webcast for Business Partners

Title: Informix Update Webcast for Business Partners
Date: Tuesday, October the 11th
Time: 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM Eastern Time (15:00h Germany)
Duration: 60 Minutes
Hosted by: Ted J. Wasserman (IBM Informix Marketing)

This is a special webcast we will be holding exclusively for our 
business partners to go over recent announcements and give you a 
preview of what is coming in the rest of 2011.

Informix Timeseries: Oninit and Traak Systems Partnership

There seems to be an interesting partnership evolving:

Oninit and Traak Systems partner to help transform real-time data into actionable insights

Congratulations to my friend John Baker from oninit in the UK that has established this partnership !

IBM Data Management Magazine 03/2011

A new issue of the IBM Data Management Magazine has been released.

On page 8 you'll find Stuart Litel's IIUG User's View column titled Happy 10th Anniversary to IBM and Informix.

On page 10 there is an interesting article about IBM's Netezza datawarehouse appliance. Netezza - which embedds a modified PostgreSQL RDBMS - requires no indexes, no tuning and only little maintenance and is able to speed up datawarehouse queries significantly.

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 Timeseries helps to reduce energy consumption

A new customer success story has been published by IBM. This is a good example about the innovative usage of Informix Timeseries technology in a specific industry.

The story demonstrates the advantages of the Informix Timeseries solution compared to the traditional relational approach for storing time-stamped data.


Energcon’s offering—which integrates an easy-to-use web application with 
an energy logging system from Rational Network and IBM® Informix®
database software—helps Coldset Printing Partners track energy 
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