Redbook Draft Version: IBM Informix Flexible Grid

A new IBM Redbook is currently in draft status:

Table of Contents:

  • Chapter 1. Overview
  • Chapter 2. OpenAdmin Tool
  • Chapter 3. Configuring server for Flexible Grid and Enterprise Replication environments
  • Chapter 4. The Flexible Grid
  • Chapter 5. Administering Enterprise Replication

Discover Informix TimeSeries Event

  • Title: Discover Informix TimeSeries Event
  • Event Date: May 19, 2011
  • Event Time: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM (Central Time)
  • Location: IBM Leawood Office - 11550 Ash Street Suite 350 Leawood, KS 66211-7813
  • Hosted By: Ted Wasserman (IBM)
  • Presented By: Gary Proctor(IBM)Business. Development. Executive. - WW Informix Channel Sales Leader, Joseph Veleeparambil (IBM)Senior Manager, Informix Competitive Technologies and Enablement

57. IUG Workshop in Wiesbaden


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Der 57. Workshop der Deutschen Informix User Group findet am Donnerstag, den 26.05.2011 in Wiesbaden statt. Diesmal ist nicht IBM unser Gastgeber sondern die ORDIX AG, die auch den Stammtisch am Vorabend (Mittwoch, 25.05.2011) sponsert.

Informix Chat with the Lab - IBM Informix Genero

  • Date: Thursday, April the 21th
  • Time: 1.5 hour, 8:30 AM Pacific, 10:30 AM Central, 11:30 AM Eastern, 16:30 London, 17:30 Berlin/Paris
  • Title: IBM Informix Genero
  • Speaker: Shawn Moe - Technical Product Manager, Informix Application Development Tools and Technology (IBM)

You can register for the Informix webcast here

Webcast: Combining OLTP and Extreme Data Warehouse Performance

Date: Thursday, April 14, 2011
Time: 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET
Duration: 60 Minutes
Speakers: Fred Ho (Program Director, IBM), Lester Knutsen (President Advanced DataTools)

Register for the 'Combining OLTP and Extreme Data Warehouse Performance' Webcast here...

Data warehouses are growing rapidly, with vast amounts of data, greater 
numbers of users, increased query complexity, and user demands for 

IBM Webcasts for Business Partners

There will be two IBM webcasts this week especially for IBM Informix Business Partners. The webcasts focus on the two new IBM offerings that have been announced last week:

Informix Ultimate Warehouse Edition

Americas, EMEA:


  • April 5, 2011 @ 20:00 Eastern (New York City)

Newsletter April 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: Informix Ultimate Warehouse Edition
  • TechTipp: Informix Warehouse Accelerator
  • TechTipp: IBM INFORMIX Genero
  • TechTipp: INFORMIX 11.70 – Ermitteln der installierten Edition
  • TechTipp: check_version
  • TechTipp: ifx_getversion

Informix Warehouse Accelerator - Speed is everything

IBM announced the new Informix Warehouse Accelerator today. The product holds the data in a compressed column format in main memory and achieves query response times that are much faster then those of traditional data warehouses. Beta customers have reported query speedups from 30x through 1000x depending on the data and the type of query.

Informix Warehouse Accelerator auf Heise

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Beim IUG-Workshop in Stuttgart/Ehningen wurde der Informix Warehouse Accelerator (IWA) als Weltpremiere vorgestellt.

Nun hat es das neue Produkt auch auf den Heise Newsticker geschafft:

IBM erweitert die Data-Warehouse-Funktionen von Informix

IUG Workshop Ehningen - Vorträge und Fotos

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Die Vorträge des 56. IUG Workshops stehen zum Download auf den Webseiten der Deutschen IUG bereit:

Vorträge IUG Workshop

Herr Alvarez aus unserem IUG Vorstand war wieder besonders fleissig und hat viele schöne Schnappschüsse gemacht:

Fotos IUG Stammtisch + Workshop

French Informix Newsletter: 1er trimestre 2011

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  • Editorial
  • Evènement : Conférence IIUG Informix
  • Evènement : Réunion de l’UGIF le 4 avril 2011
  • Enquête sur les outils de base de données Informix
  • WebTip: Un nouveau blog en France
  • WebTip : Calculer le ROI avec Informix
  • News : Zabbix 1.8.4 supporte Informix
  • Technical Tip: Le Query Plan et les méthodes d’accès – Part 2
  • Technical Tip: Mise en place de Selective Row Level Auditing (SRLA)

Informix Infobahn 2011

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Die IBM Informix Infobahn 2011 steht vor der Tür. Wie jedes Jahr bietet die Infobahn eine gesunde Mischung aus Technik und Business. 2011 könnte ein gutes Jahr für Informix werden. Die Zeichen stehen im Moment ganz gut und das Thema Informix scheint auch IBM intern immer mehr an Aufmerksamkeit zu gewinnen:

Hier die weiteren Details:


  • 11. April 2011 in Düsseldorf
  • 12. April 2011 in Berlin
  • 13. April 2011 in Zürich
  • 14. April 2011 in München

IBM shuffles up SmartMeter market with Informix technology

Informix technology gets more and more relevant in the SmartMeter market. The Informix Timeseries Datablade seems to be the optimal solution for storing this kind of data.

Fuzzy Logix and IBM Unveil In-Database Analytics for IBM Informix

About 13-14 years after the first release of Informix Universal Server - a merge of Informix Online and the Illustra technoloy - it seems that the Informix Datablade technology gets more and more attention these days.

A couple of recent success stories in the SmartMeter market with the Informix Timeseries datablade and a new database "AddOn" from Fuzzy Logix document the increasing interest in Informix object relational technology to solve specific business problems:

Newsletter März 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: TimeSeries Datablade (Teil 1: Erstellen)
  • TechTipp: TimeSeries Datablade (Teil 2: Einfügen der Daten)
  • TechTipp: TimeSeries Datablade (Teil 3: Abfrage der Daten mit SQL)
  • Schulung: INFORMIX 11.70 – New Features (IX3020DE)

IUG-Workshop Stuttgart

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Unser nächster IUG-Workshop findet bereits nächste Woche in Stuttgart statt. Sollten Sie sich noch nicht angemeldet haben, dann holen Sie das bitte schnell nach. Meine Freunde aus dem IUG-Vorstand haben ein erstklassiges Programm für Sie zusammengestellt !

Pre-Announcement Webcast for IBM Business Partners

On March the 24th there will be an important Pre-Announcement webcast for IBM Business Partners. In this webcast IBM will announce a new product that has the potential to change the game for Informix. If you haven't already read the newest IBM Informix Business Partner Newsletter I encourage you to do so. The column from Steve Shoaf (Informix Sales Leader) gives you a hint of what will be announced at the webcast.

Informix Database Tools Survey

The following request comes from the IBM Informix product management team. Please help IBM by taking the survey.

Thank you !

The Informix product management team would like to get feedback about your 
database managing, monitoring, tuning, and modelling needs as well as the 
tools you use to perform these activities. 

We are collecting your feedback through an informal survey which should take 
less than 10 minutes to complete. Your feedback will help guide our Informix 
database development and management tools strategy. Let your voice be heard 

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

56. IUG-Workshop in Ehningen (bei Stuttgart)

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Der 56. Workshop der deutschen Informix User Group findet am Mittwoch, den 23.03.2011 in Ehningen in den Räumlichkeiten der IBM Deutschland GmbH statt:

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