Informix Newsletter August 2011

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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: Neue Features in der Version 11.70.xC3
  • TechTipp: Flexible Grid – Replikation der nächsten Generation (Teil 2)
  • TechTipp: Grid Tabellen in der Datenbank syscdr
  • TechTipp: Optionen des ONSTAT (onstat -g smb)

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.

Informix: Delayed Apply and External Backup on RSS Nodes

There is an excellent article on IBM developerworks that describes the Delayed Apply feature of RSS nodes in a MACH11 cluster.

The article also describes how to take advantage of RSS nodes in order to perform external backups without blocking the primary server:

What's new in Informix MACH 11 high-availability features for secondary servers

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 Chat with the Lab - All About the Connection Manager

Title: All about the Connection Manager
Date: July 20, 2011
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Central Time)
Presented By: Nicholas Geib (IBM Informix Developer)
Registration: All about the Connection Manager

Description:

 
The Connection Manager is a valuable tool for controlling what server a 
client connects to and ensuring a cluster continues to operate in the 
event of a failure. With the release of CSDK 3.70.xC3 it has been 
significantly enhanced. 

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.

Excerpt:

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 

New Article covering Informix Timeseries Technology

The online magazine dbta.com (Database Trends and Applications) has published a new article from Vaibhav Dantale (IBM Software Engineer).

The article talks about the advantages of the Informix Timeseries Technology for storing and analyzing huge amounts of time-stamped data:

Newsletter Juli 2011

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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: Rolling Upgrade
  • TechTipp: SEC2ER - Von der HDR/RSS zur Enterprise Replication
  • TechTipp: Flexible Grid – Replikation der nächsten Generation (Teil 1)
  • TechTipp: Connection Manager
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How to avoid SmartMeter data management pitfalls with Informix technology

Listen to this informative webcast which covers the advantages of the Informix TimeSeries technology and how it helps to avoid common pitfalls with SmartMeter data management:

New Features in Informix 11.70.xC3

If you haven't had the opportunity to join the latest Informix Chat with the Lab with Informix Architect John Miller, here is a link to the presentation slides:

Unravel theMysteries of Informix's New Offerings & Features

There are a couple of interesting new features in the latest Informix 11.70.xC3 release especially in the TimeSeries environment. Beside those I really like these ones:

Informix Flexible Grid

Good article on IBM developerWorks about the Informix Flexible Grid feature:

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/data/library/techarticle/dm-1106informixflexgrid/index.html

Hopefully new customers discover the unique Informix Flexible Grid technology and it's advantages over commodity databases especially in interaction with Cloud Computing.

Advantages of Informix TimeSeries technology

A good article from Neil Mulkern (IBM UK) about the advantages of Informix Timeseries technology has been published here:

Using Informix to capture TimeSeries data that overwhelms commodity databases

Good to see that Informix is now mentioned on smarterquestions.org.

Integrated IBM Informix BladeCenter Solution

Hear what Lester Knutsen - the president of Advanced Data Tools - has to say about the combination of IBM BladeCenter hardware and an Informix database as a preconfigured box:

New DBD::Informix Driver supports Perl 5.14.0

A new version of the Informix/Perl Database Driver has been released. The DBD::Informix Driver implements the Perl DBI (DataBase Interface). The Perl DBI allows Perl programmers to write database independent code that works with various databases that provide a DBD-Module.

Kostenlos: IBM Informix Warehouse Workshop

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Die IBM Deutschland bietet einen kostenlosen 2-tägigen Workshop zum Themengebiet Datawarehouse/Informix in München an:

Agenda

  • 28. Juni: Grundlagen Data Warehouse & Informix - 10:00 - 17:30 Uhr
    • Einführung in die Modellierung von Data Warehouses
    • Modellierung von Data Warehouses
    • Installation & Konfiguration Informix Warehouse Accelerator
    • Informix Grundlagen

Informix Chat with the Lab - Unravel the Mysteries of Informix's New Offerings & Features

Title: Unravel the Mysteries of Informix's New Offerings & Features
Date: June 30, 2011
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Central Time)
Presented By: John F. Miller III - STSM, Embedability Architect (IBM)

Here you can register for the event...

Description:

 
This chat covers the new product offerings and new features
that have been introduced in the last year since Informix 
v11.70.xC1. You will hear about the exciting performance enhancements, 

Informix in the Cloud - Part 1: Storing your ontape Backups on Amazon S3

In this new Informix in the Cloud Series I'll focus on how to setup, configure and deploy the Informix database in the Cloud. Based on it's sophisticated replication technology and excellent embeddability, Informix is the optimal choice for deploying a database in the Cloud.

Newsletter Juni 2011

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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: Derived Tables
  • TechTipp: Update statistics auf der Datenbank sysmaster
  • TechTipp: Datenbank NLSCASE INSENSITIVE aufbauen
  • TechTipp: New Keywords in Version 11.70.UC2
  • TechTipp: Growth Edition – was ist NICHT erlaubt ? (NACHTRAG)

Bericht vom 57. IUG Workshop in Wiesbaden

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Am 26.05.2011 fand in Wiesbaden der 57. Workshop der deutschen Informix User Group (IUG) statt. Planung und Ablauf des Workshops waren wie immer vorbildlich. Vielen Dank an Herrn Alvarez von der IUG Verwaltung und den Mitarbeitern der ORDIX AG hierfür !

Ein ganz besonderes Dankeschön möchte ich im Namen der Informix-Gemeinde an meinen Vorstandskollegen Wolfgang Kögler und sein Team richten. Wolfgang ist Vorstandsvorsitzender der ORDIX AG, die uns freundlicherweise Räumlichkeiten für unseren Workshop zur Verfügung gestellt hat. Neben der Lokation wurden auch das Catering sowie der am Vorabend stattgefundene Stammtisch grosszügigerweise von der ORDIX AG übernommen.

Vielen Dank !

Webcast: Meter Data Management Pitfalls

Title: Meter Data Management Pitfalls (and how to avoid them)
Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM PDT (07:30 PM German Time)
Registration: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/619190600

Content:

  • Why time series data used in smart metering solutions presents special challenges
  • Why traditional relational data management solutions aren’t equipped for time series data and meter data management over the long haul

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