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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 !

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

The Value of Benchmarks

Here is a nice review about the value of benchmarks and the Informix TPC-C benchmark performed by my namesake Eric Verceletto:

David Norfolk, Bloor: Benchmarks

However I would still like to see a TPC benchmark performed by IBM with Informix. They do it for DB2, why not for Informix ?

Informix Chat with the Lab: Best Practices for Embedded Data Management

Title: Performance on BI/data warehousing queries in Informix
Date: Thursday, June the 28th, 2012
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Central Time), 16:30h Germany
Presented By: Veronica Gomes - Software IT Specialist (IBM)
Registration: Performance on BI/data warehousing queries in Informix

Description:

 
This session will explore how to take advantage of features, practices and tricks in 
Informix 11.70, to provide the best performance for Business Intelligence / 

Fastest DBA: Webcast from Advanced Data Tools

Title: Fastest Informix DBA Contest - How did they do it?
Date: Tuesday, June the 19th, 2012
Time: 02:00 PM (EST), 20:00h Germany
Presented By: Lester Knutsen / Art Kagel (Advanced Data Tools)
Registration: Fastest Informix DBA Contest - How did they do it?

Description:

Informix Newsletter Juni 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:

  • ktuelles
  • TechTipp: Graphische Darstellung von Tabellen und Referenzen
  • TechTipp: Server und Accelerator Editionen: Mix & Match
  • TechTipp: Neue Features in Version 11.70.xC5
  • TechTipp: Änderungen in der ONCONFIG zwischen 11.70.xC4 und xC5

IBM Webcast on Informix Timeseries

Learn more about the IBM Informix Timeseries technology and how it can be used to manage huge amounts of timestamped data in the most efficient way:

Registration: Actually Using Smart Sensors and Other Time Sensitive Data with IBM's TimeSeries

The largest data source for many organizations today are always-on, broadcasting sensors. 

Strategies for Smarter Retail

There is an interesting upcoming web seminar from IBM and Boston Retail Partners that
will focus on best-in-class technology to drive competetive advantage.

AFAIK Informix Warehhouse Accelerator will be one of the technologies discussed in
the webcast.

Registration: From Inventory Forecasting to 24x7 Operations: Strategies for Smarter Retail

Most retail organizations will agree that times are tough. From unpredictable consumer 

Informix Warehouse Accelerator

In case you are already working with the IBM Informix Warehouse Accelerator or planning to modernize your datawarehouse environment with state of the art technology, then this blog from my friends from the IBM Informix Development in Munich is by far the best technical information around IWA that you can get:

Article about IBM Informix Genero

In the latest issue of the DBTA Magazine there is an article about IBM Informix Genero.
The article describes the advantages of converting 4GL applications to Genero instead of rewriting them in Java:

Informix Genero: A Way to Modernize Informix 4GL Applications

Informix Chat with the Lab: Best Practices for Embedded Data Management

Title: Best Practices for Embedded Data Management
Date: Thursday, May 24, 2012
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Central Time), 16:30h Germany
Presented By: Pradeep Natarajan - Software Developer (IBM)
Registration: Best Practices for Embedded Data Management

Description:

 
A small footprint, a silent install, self-managing capabilities - these 
are some of the critical things to consider when choosing to embed a 
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