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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:


  • 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...


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)


  • 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

New Informix Blogs

There are two interesting new Informix blogs:

The entries from both blogs will now be re-published on for your

New Informix Promotion Videos from IBM

Two new videos from IBM covering Informix - enjoy:

IIUG 2011 Conference: Presentation Download

The presentations from the IIUG Conference 2011 are now available for download on the IIUG website.

You have to log in to the members area in order to download them.

Informix "tanken" bei der pirAMide

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Für alle, die sich näher für das Thema Informix interessieren, bietet die pirAMide Informatik GmbH die Veranstaltung „Informix Tankstelle“ an. Die Informix Tankstelle ist ein Seminar, in dem Vorträge zu verschiedenen Bereichen zum Thema Informix gehalten werden. Seit dem Start in 2009 ist die Veranstaltung gewachsen und findet immer mehr Zuspruch aus der Informix Welt.

Informix Chat with the Lab - LIVE from IIUG Conference

Date: May 18, 2011
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Central Time)
Presented By: Jerry Keesee (IBM), Steve Trosi (IBM)
Title: LIVE from IIUG Conference Kansas City

Here you can register for the event...


Join us LIVE at the International Informix Users Group 4th Annual Conference 
to hear Jerry Keesee's Keynote Address. Jerry Keesee, Director of Informix 
Database Development, leads the Informix database portfolio software 

Informix - Quo vadis ?

Informix - Quo vadis ?

We are now in the 2nd year of the three-year "Informix Revitialization"
plan. At the beginning of 2010 IBM announced a new strategy concerning Informix.
The goal of this strategy is to revitalize the Informix business within
three years. IBM's Rob Thomas (IBM Vice President Worldwide Business Development)
formulated this strategy and is responsible for it's successful execution.

IBM Informix Sales Strategy

The big problem of Informix from my point of view is that there are no

Newsletter Mai 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

IBM Data Management Magazine 02/2011

A new issue of the IBM Data Management Magazine has been released. This issue contains two articles covering Informix from Stuart Litel (IIUG President) and Lester Knutsen and Art Kagel (Advanced Data Tools):

Note: You need to subscribe in order to read the digital version of the IBM Data Management Magazine.

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 
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