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Final Version: IBM Redbook about IDS Security

Final Version: IBM Redbook about IDS Security

A new interesting Redbook Redbook has left the draft status and has been officially published:

Download the Redbook to gain an understandig on the robust and comprehensive security technology that IDS offers. IDS is IBM's safest and most performant data server for business critical data on the Linux, Unix and Windows platforms.

Download Carlton Doe's IDS 11 Book

Download Carlton Doe's IDS 11 Book

You can now download IBM IDS 11 - The next Generation in OLTP Data Server Technology as an eBook from the following IBM Website:

Please spread the news and recommend this free offer to your colleagues !!

Newsletter Februar 2008

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Neue Ausgabe des IBM/Informix Newsletters

Im Newsletter-Archiv befindet sich die neueste Ausgabe (02/2008) des INFORMIX-Newsletters.

Inhaltsverzeichnis der Ausgabe Februar 2008:

  • Inhaltsverzeichnis
  • Aktuelles
  • TechTipp: IDS 11 Installation
  • Open Admin Tool ( OAT ) auf Linux
  • TechTipp: SQL - SPL: Find Position of Substring
  • TechTipp: SMI Sysmaster Interface - sysptnhdr (Extents)

A new Informix blog is born

A new Informix blog is born

Today I'm happy to announce the birth of a new Informix blog:

The blog is maintained by Kibok Kim. Kibok is a member of the IBM Software Group Korea. The content is predominantly written in the korean language. Kibok started with a tutorial that describes the use of IDS together with Eclipse and Websphere.

Free Instructor Led Online Training

A special offer from the IIUG for all members:

Free Instructor Led Online Training covering IDS Text Datablade and Node Datablade:

  • Details
    • Date: February 19, 2008
    • Instructor: Mike Lowe
    • Duration: 1.5h
    • Beginning: 11:00am Eastern, 04:00pm London, 05:pm Paris/Berlin

IDS V11 Certification

IDS V11 Certification

Some kind of "house advertising":

There is a new article written by me and published in the DB2 Magazine that talks about IDS V11 Certification:

Upcoming Informix Books

Upcoming Informix Books

A new (german) Informix book is going to hit the road in June 2008. It will be published as part of the popular schnell+kompakt (fast+compact) series by entwickler.press.

IBM Informix Infobahn 2008

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Update 2008-04-01

http://www.av-finance.de/?ArtID=11581

IBM Informix Infobahn 2008

Die IBM Deutschland lädt zur diesjährigen Informix Infobahn Veranstaltung ein. Wie gewohnt startet die Infobahn in Hamburg, macht dann am nächsten Tag Station in Frankfurt/M. und findet ihren Abschluss in München.

Wie immer gibt es interessante Neuigkeiten rund um das Thema INFORMIX. Unter anderem wird der Nachfolger von IDS 11.1 mit dem Codenamen Cheetah2 vorgestellt. Als Teilnehmer am z.Zt. laufenden Closed Beta, kann ich Ihnen versichern, dass Cheetah2 eine Reihe äusserst interessanter Features im Bereich der Cluster-Unterstützung besitzt, die andere Datenbanken der Konkurrenz und aus dem eigenen Hause blass aussehen lassen.

IUG Workshop in München

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IUG Workshop in München

An dieser Stelle möchte ich auf den Workshop der deutschen Informix User Group hinweisen, der am Dienstag, den 12.02.2008 in München stattfindet. Am Vorabend lädt die IUG zum beliebten Stammtisch ein.

Die nationale IUG und die internationale IIUG vertreten die Interessen der Informix-Anwender gegenüber IBM. Sie haben entscheidenden Anteil an der strategischen Neu-Positionierung der IBM im Datenbank-Bereich. Unterstützen Sie die wertvolle Arbeit der IUG, denn nur gemeinsam hat man die Chance den Kurs des "Ozeanriesen" IBM zu beinflussen und zu korrigieren.

Newsletter Januar 2008

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Neue Ausgabe des IBM/Informix Newsletters

Im Newsletter-Archiv befindet sich die neueste Ausgabe (01/2008) des INFORMIX-Newsletters.

Inhaltsverzeichnis der Ausgabe Januar 2008:

  • Aktuelles
  • TechTipp: IDS 11 - Installation Open Admin Tool ( OAT ) auf Windows
  • TechTipp: SMI - Sysmaster Interface - sysonlinelog
  • TechTipp: SMI - Sysmaster Interface - Eigenschaften der Datenbanken
  • TechTipp: Optionen des ONSTAT (onstat -g dis)

New DeveloperWorks Article

New DeveloperWorks Article

There is an interesting new article written by Carlton Doe on IBM developerWorks. The article compares the different editions of IDS:

  • IDS DE (Developer Edition)
  • IDS Express (Express Edition)
  • IDS WGE (WorkGroup Edition)
  • IDS EE (Enterprise Edition)

The article clearly describes which features are included in each edition and which ones can be separately purchased if needed. This is also a good overview about the rich functionality that IDS offers to a broad range of different applications and environments:

Newsletter Dezember 2007

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Neue Ausgabe des IBM/Informix Newsletters

Im Newsletter-Archiv befindet sich die neueste Ausgabe (12/2007) des INFORMIX-Newsletters.

Inhaltsverzeichnis der Ausgabe Dezember 2007:

  • Aktuelles
  • Performance
  • TechTipp: IDS 11 auf Linux
  • TechTipp: SMI - Sysmaster Interface - sysnetworkio
  • TechTipp: Optionen des ONSTAT (onstat -g ntt / ntu)
  • TechTipp: IDS 11 - Installation unter AIX 5.3 64-bit

IDS 11 Book ready to order via Amazon

IDS 11 Book ready to order via Amazon

If you didn't have the chance to get hold of the great new Informix Book (IBM IDS 11 - The Next Generation in OLTP Data Server Technology) written by IBM Informix specialist Carlton Doe you can now order it via amazon.com:

IBM IDS 11 - The Next Generation in OLTP Data Server Technology

Two interesting Webcasts

Two interesting Webcasts

There are two exciting Informix webcasts happening next week.

The first one covers the area of Application Development with the new IDS Developer Edition. Presenters are Guy Bowerman (IDS Architect) and Grant Hutchinson (Product Manager Data Studio):

The second one covers IDS 11 and the new SQL History functionality which allows you to comfortable monitor and analyze SQL statements. Presenter is Sumor Vinod:

Newsletter November 2007

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Neue Ausgabe des IBM/Informix Newsletters

Im Newsletter-Archiv befindet sich die neueste Ausgabe (11/2007) des INFORMIX-Newsletters.

Inhaltsverzeichnis der Ausgabe November 2007:

  • Aktuelles
  • TechTipp: IDS 11 - Backup in ein Verzeichnis mit ONTAPE
  • TechTipp: IDS 11 - Continuous Log Restore
  • TechTipp: IDS 11 - Backup & Restore Filter
  • TechTipp: Optionen des ONSTAT (onstat -g buf)
  • TechTipp: Aktuell verfügbare Releases

IDS 11: Extending Availability and Replication

IDS 11: Extending Availability and Replication

Good news for anyone who is looking for real high availability. IBM has published a new Redbook that extensively covers the superior replication capabilities of it's OLTP flagship data server IDS:

IDS V11 - Extending Availability and Replication

Good to see that more and more technical information about IDS is made available.

From the table of contents:

IBM Business Partner Training

IBM Business Partner Training

If you are interested in the latest presentation from the IBM Business Partner Training, please contact John Dryburgh (Email: dryburj at uk dot ibm dot com). The presentation title is called Backup and Restore (BAR) in IDS 11.10. The presenter is Ron Privett who works as an Advanced Support Engineer at IBM.

This presentation contains additional information compared to the last Chat with the Lab session. It provides valuable information to anybody interested in the new functionality of IDS 11 in the area of Backup and Restore.

IDS Developer Edition Wiki

Wiki Change History Page

The IDS Developer Edition Wiki has a new Change History page:

http://informix-zone.com/idswiki/doku.php/change_history

This page tracks all changes to the Wiki, so you can see which articles have been added or udpated. If you've an IDS sweet spot and wish to write a Wiki article about it, just drop me an email and I will create an account for you. Especially I'm seeking for articles in the following areas:

The IDS Developer Edition Wiki

The IDS Developer Edition Wiki

The Informix Zone is happy to present the IDS Developer Edition Wiki.

The intent of the Wiki is to provide useful information around IBM's brand new INFORMIX offering. The Wiki covers areas like installing, configuring and developing with the free IDS Developer Edition. Hopefully more and more application developers discover the power, easiness and efficiency of the wonderful INFORMIX technology.

IBM Certified System Administrator - IDS V11

IBM Certified System Administrator - IDS V11

Yes, I did it !!

To set a good example The Informix Zone took the official IBM Informix Certification Test:

Test 918: System Administration for IBM Informix Dynamic Server V11

This morning I went to Cologne - the city that is well known for it's famous carnival as well as the historic cathedral - and attended the IDS V11 Certification Test at an authorized Prometric test center.

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