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New IBM Redbook: Solving Business Problems with Informix TimeSeries

IBM has published a new Redbook titled Solving Business Problems with Informix TimeSeries.

The Redbook describes the benefits of the Informix Timeseries technology

From the table of contents:

  • Chapter 1. Overview of IBM Informix
  • Chapter 2. A use case for the Informix TimeSeries feature
  • Chapter 3. Defining your TimeSeries environment
  • Chapter 4. Implementing Informix TimeSeries
  • Chapter 5. Querying TimeSeries data

New IBM Redbook: Embedding IBM Informix

IBM has published a new Redbook titled Embedding IBM Informix.

The Redbook is a major rewrite of the first version called "Embedding IDS - An Introduction". The Redbooks covers
new functionality added in Informix 11.70 and 11.50.xC7 like:

  • Storage Provisioning
  • Online Defragmentation
  • New Database Scheduler Procedures
  • Deployment Assistant and Deployment Utility
  • Compression

Brand New IBM Redbook: Migrating from Microsoft SQL Server to IBM Informix

IBM has published a brand new Redbook about migrating from Microsoft SQL Server to IBM Informix.

From the table of contents:

  • Chapter 1. Introduction
  • Chapter 2. Architecture overview
  • Chapter 3. Migration methodology
  • Chapter 4. SQL considerations

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Informix - IBM's Flagship Data Server for Linux

IBM has updated the IDS System Requirements Webpage which now covers the latst IDS fixpa(c)k IDS 11.50.xC6.

As you probably know, IDS offers a superior high availability and scale out technology called MACH11 that is available on all platforms that IDS runs on. For that reason I consider IDS as IBM's flagship offering for Linux powered systems. Good news for all Linux fans:

Brand New IBM Redbook: Data Warehousing with IDS

IBM has published a brand new Redbook about Data Warehousing with Informix Dynamic Server:

IDS Packages for Ubuntu Linux


About 8 months ago I switched from Suse Linux to Ubuntu on my notebook and wasn't able to find official IBM Informix packages for that platform.

Good news to all Ubuntu fans ! IBM has now officially released several Informix packages including Informix Dynamic Server (Developer Edition), Open Admin Tool, Client Software Developer Kit, PHP Data Objects.

You can find those packages here:

Embedding Informix

Saw this new URL mentioned in a tweet on Twitter and thought it might be worth sharing it as it contains some useful links:

Another interesting URL mentioned in Pradeep's Blog:

IDS EE: Batteries excluded ?

Just want to to follow up a recent discussion that took place on c.d.i.. The discussion was about the possible benefits of the new IDS compression technology that has been introduced by IBM in IDS 11.50.xC4.

From DB2 Sacred Cows and IDS Cinderella's

An interesting view of IBM's database business from a guy most of us know from comp.databases.informix:

At least I would say Mike isn't that wrong with his view of things.

From Open Suse to Ubuntu

After running Suse Linux on my notebook for several years now, I decided to give Ubuntu a try.

Draft Version: IBM Redbook - Embedding IDS: An Introduction

Draft Version: IBM Redbook - Embedding IDS: An Introduction

In case you haven't already seen it:

Start Developing with the Linux/IDS Virtual Appliance

Start Developing with the Linux/IDS Virtual Appliance

Amazing news for developers ! The IBM/Informix team has created a virtual appliance based on VMWare and Suse Linux. The appliance allows developers to get familiar with INFORMIX technology and immediately start the development of applications that work with this superior IBM data server.

You can find more detailed information about the IDS Virtual Appliance at Guy's Blog:

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A whole bunch of new Informix articles

A whole bunch of new INFORMIX articles

During the last 3-4 weeks a whole bunch of interesting new articles about INFORMIX technology has been published on IBM developerWorks.

First of all I like to promote the article about IDS/Linux/Xen written by my friend Martin Fuerderer (IBM IDS development group Munich/Germany) and Nicole Neubuerger (student at the University of Applied Sciences Munich). The article provides a great overview about IDS running on Linux in a Xen virtual machine:

Informix moves on ?

Informix moves on ?


IBM just published their Q2 results and the Information Management software segment, where IDS is a part of, increased by 30 %. Unfortunately IBM doesn't report numbers on individual products but looking at the high growth rate of IDS in 2006 and 2007 it is most likely that INFORMIX is the driving force behind those exceptional results.

As a result of the increased demand for IDS, we have now two new distributors here in Germany which are authorized to sell the INFORMIX product portfolio beside the well known Bytec GmbH:

Two interesting Informix Blogs

Two interesting Informix Blogs

The following two blogs contain interesting and useful technical information regarding IDS:

I also added them to the community section of the Informix URL Compilation.
Have fun.

Final Version: IBM Redbook - Customizing IDS for your Environment

Final Version: IBM Redbook - Customizing IDS for your Environment

From the table of contents:

  • Chapter 1. IDS and your business
  • Chapter 2. Optimizing IDS for your environment
  • Chapter 3. Enterprise data availability
  • Chapter 4. Robust administration
  • Chapter 5. The administration free zone

Informix Code exchange at IBM developerWorks

Informix Code Exchange at IBM developerWorks

Share your clever scripts and code snippets on the the new Informix Code Exchange website at IBM developerWorks:

Another great place to look for existing scripts and programs around IDS is the Software Repository at IIUG:

How to sell IDS / Erfolgreich IDS verkaufen

How to sell IDS / Erfolgreich IDS verkaufen

I only have the german invitation text, but this the event will held in english. It will give you an overview about IDS 11.5, how to identify new business chances and how to compete against other database products:

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