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Informix Newsletter Oktober 2012

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Neue Ausgabe des IBM/Informix Newsletters

Im Newsletter-Archiv befindet sich die neueste Ausgabe des INFORMIX-Newsletters.

Inhaltsverzeichnis der Ausgabe:

  • Aktuelles
  • TechTipp: INFORMIX Warehouse Accelerator in einer Hochverfügbarkeitsumgebung (3). .2
  • TechTipp: Datumsformate – Cast Funktion auf DATE
  • TechTipp: Datumsfunktionen – TO_DATE und TO_CHAR
  • TechTipp: Renamed Restore - RENAME_FILE generieren

61. Workshop der Deutschen Informix User Group (IUG)

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Der 61. Workshop der deutschen Informix User Group findet am Mittwoch, den 24.10.2012 in Hamburg statt. Am Vorabend (Dienstag, 22.10.2012) findet der traditionelle IUG Stammtisch im Hotel Ambassador statt.

Weitere Informationen zum Workshop finden Sie auf der Webseite der Deutschen IUG:

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

INFORMIX Infobahn 2012

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Einladung der IBM zur Informix Infobahn 2012

IBM Informix – die Legende lebt. Nach wie vor steht die Informix Datenbanklösung für Zuverlässigkeit, Schnelligkeit, Skalierbarkeit
und Hochverfügbarkeit, wird ständig weiterentwickelt und verbessert.

Damit Sie als Anwender mit den wechselnden Anforderungen des heutigen Geschäftsumfelds auch weiterhin souverän Schritt halten
können.

  • Doch was hat sich aktuell verändert?
  • Welche Neuerungen gibt es?

Upgrading to the latest Informix

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

Informix Newsletter September 2012

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Neue Ausgabe des IBM/Informix Newsletters

Im Newsletter-Archiv befindet sich die neueste Ausgabe des INFORMIX-Newsletters.

Inhaltsverzeichnis der Ausgabe:

  • Aktuelles
  • TechTipp: onconfig_diff – Vergleich zweier ONCONFIG-Dateien
  • TechTipp: Things „NOT TO DO“
  • TechTipp: INFORMIX Warehouse Accelerator in einer Hochverfügbarkeitsumgebung (2). .4
  • TechTipp: Error -768 bei Update Statistics Medium/High

Informix Warehouse Accelerator - Technology Overview Video

Unbelievable but true: Someone from IBM that is NOT Informix heritage talks about Informix :-)

In the following video Guy Lohman - Manager Disruptive Information Management Architectures at IBM Research Almaden - describes the technology behind Informix Warehouse Accelerator:

I'm still wondering why IBM Marketing isn't able to promote this excellent product seriously ? Probably there are more dollars to earn with the expensive DB2/Netezza stack.

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:

Informix Chat with the Lab: Utilizing Informix in the Apple Eco System

Title: Utilizing Informix in the Apple Eco System
Date: Thursday, September the 27th, 2012
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Central Time), 16:30h Germany
Presented By: Ian Ilsley -Software Engineer (IBM)
Registration: Utilizing Informix in the Apple Eco System

Description:

 
The presentation will cover iOS support for Informix. 

Applications can be seamlessly written to Support Informix as the backend. The 

Oninit Group launches Pay Per Pulse cloud-based service

A new 'product' or better a 'new service' from my friends of Oninit based on the Informix timeseries technology:

Good luck !

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 Chat with the Lab: ifxclone Feature

Title: ifxclone Feature
Date: Thursday, August the 23th, 2012
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Central Time), 16:30h Germany
Presented By: Donald Hutchinson -Software Engineer (IBM)
Registration: ifxclone Feature

Description:

 
In addition to the existing replication solutions that enables 
you to run a flexible number of Informix database servers 
sharing the same storage, Informix 11.70 introduces the 
ifxclone utility. 

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

Description:

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

IBM Data Management Magazine: Informix Warehouse Accelerator

Nice article about the power of Informix Warehouse Accelerator in combination with the latest IBM hardware MAX5 memory expansion technology:

Supercharging the data warehouse while keeping costs down

Informix Newsletter August 2012

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Neue Ausgabe des IBM/Informix Newsletters

Im Newsletter-Archiv befindet sich die neueste Ausgabe des INFORMIX-Newsletters.

Inhaltsverzeichnis der Ausgabe:

  • Aktuelles
  • TechTipp: SQL Statement Cache
  • TechTipp: Optionen des ONSTAT (onstat -g ssc)
  • TechTipp: SMI – Sysmaster Interface – syssqlcacheprof (Stmt. Cache)
  • TechTipp: onmode -e (Statement Cache)
  • TechTipp: ONCONFIG – DBSERVERNAME und Replikation

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

Innovator-C Edition trimmed

You might have already heard the bad news about Informix Innovator-C Edition. IBM has trimmed it down. Instead of 4 cores you can only use a single core. But the really bad news is that HDR/ER are no longer supported in Innovator-C (:-

You'll find more information on this bad news here:

Informix Newsletter Juli 2012

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Neue Ausgabe des IBM/Informix Newsletters

Im Newsletter-Archiv befindet sich die neueste Ausgabe des INFORMIX-Newsletters.

Inhaltsverzeichnis der Ausgabe:

  • Aktuelles
  • TechTipp: SPL - Funktion „sleep()“ im SQL
  • TechTipp: Beispiel zu DEFRAGMENT + REPACK + SHRINK
  • TechTipp: ifxcollect – Informationen für den Support
  • TechTipp: SYSDATE und CURRENT
  • TechTipp: Informix Warehouse Accelerator mit Solaris Intel x86

Art Kagel about the Value of Informix and FOT Indexes

Nice article from Art Kagel about the value of Informix and how FOT indexes could increase query performance:

What Is Informix and Why Should I Care ?

It is always good to see Informix in the press. Well done, Art !

60. Workshop der Deutschen Informix User Group (IUG)

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60. Workshop der Deutschen Informix User Group (IUG)

Der 60. Workshop der deutschen Informix User Group findet am Donnerstag, den 21.06.2012 in Friedrichshafen statt.

Mit bereits (Stand 13.06.2012) 61 angemeldeten Teilnehmern scheint es ein echter Erfolg zu werden. Das freut mich ganz besonders für meine Freunde aus dem IUG Vorstand. Weiter so !

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