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Delivering Proofs of Technology: The Maltese Falcon!

Last week was great! I spent the entire week in Malta, where I did some Informix consulting for the Maltese government and then spent three days delivering Informix Proofs of Technology to their Informix DBAs.

I was able to show them, hands-on, the new features and new performance tuning options in 11.1 and 11.5 and let them play with both versions. It's a really great, structured way of getting a feel for how easy-to-use the new technology is and still being able to experiment in a sandbox environment.

If you haven't got IDS 11 yet and you're keen to see what it's like, arrange one of these proofs of technology at an IBM facility near you!

The Informix on Campus issue revisited

I realise this is a sensitive and emotive subject, but I thought I would share my perspective on this:

1. IBM has an Academic Initiative that offers all these things for all IBM's technology. There is also a specific Information Management Academic Initiative Program. All the DB2 on Campus website does is to package that for DB2 specifically. And it does just seem to be DB2 that is doing this. I couldn't, for example, find a "Tivoli on Campus" website. And the DB2 on Campus program is not only staffed by IBMers.

Newsletter September 2008

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Neue Ausgabe des IBM/Informix Newsletters

Im Newsletter-Archiv befindet sich die neueste Ausgabe (09/2008) des INFORMIX-Newsletters.

Inhaltsverzeichnis der Ausgabe September 2008:

  • Aktuelles
  • TechTipp: OpenOffice Anbindung an INFORMIX IDS
  • TechTipp: IDS 11 - LIMITNUMSESSIONS
  • TechTipp: IDS 11 - REDIRECTED_WRITES - UPDATABLE_SECONDARY
  • TechTipp: Neues Format im BACKUP_FILTER
  • Hinweis: Ready for IBM INFORMIX Dynamic Server

W3 School

Just found a great resource which teaches most aspects of web development, from HTML to XML to SQL to ... well, just about everything. And it's all free!

Newsletter Sonderausgabe

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Newsletter Sonderausgabe

Im Newsletter-Archiv befindet sich eine Sonderausgabe des INFORMIX-Newsletters, die die ab 01.10.2008 geänderten Prozeduren im Bereich des IBM Informix Supports beschreibt. Bitte beachten Sie die wichtigen Änderungen.

Poll: Informix on Campus Program

Informix on Campus Program

We all heard heard about IBM's revised database strategy directly from IBM executives thru several webcasts or during the IIUG 2008 conference. IDS is now an emancipated data server and is the flagship database for OLTP as well as integrated solutions.

New Content arrived at the IDS Wiki

New Content arrived at the IDS Wiki

New content has arrived at the IDS Developer Edition Wiki:

If you are interested in contributing content to the Wiki, just drop me an email (eric@informix-zone.com) and I will create an account for you.

Linux Magazin - Technical Review: Datenbanken

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Linux Magazin - Technical Review: Datenbanken

Die neuen Ausgabe LTR09 der Sonderreihe Technical Review des LINUX Magazin beschäftigt sich mit dem Thema Datenbanken. Die Technical Review Reihe enthält fundierte Informationen über Produkte und Technologien und eignet sich auch als Entscheidungshilfe.

Newsletter August 2008

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Neue Ausgabe des IBM/Informix Newsletters

Im Newsletter-Archiv befindet sich die neueste Ausgabe (08/2008) des INFORMIX-Newsletters.

Inhaltsverzeichnis der Ausgabe August 2008:

  • Aktuelles
  • TechTipp: Datumsfunktionen
  • TechTipp: Rechnen mit DATE
  • TechTipp: IDS11 - MSG_DATE
  • TechTipp: Environments - GL_DATETIME
  • TechTipp: Open Admin Tool (OAT) 2.21
  • Hinweis: IBM DATABASE MAGAZINE
  • IDS Releases

IBM on Demand Webcasts

IBM on Demand Webcasts

New IBM on Demand Webcasts covering Informix Dynamic Server are available at the IBM website (registration required):

New Content at the IDS Wiki

New Content at the IDS Wiki

New content has arrived at the IDS Developer Edition Wiki:

Informix on youtube

IDS 11 "Technical Enablement" Available

Carlton Doe has developed some great new "Proof of Technology" courses for IDS 11. These are aimed at business partners and ISVs. The idea is that you will be introduced to new technology by means of some training and some hands-on walkthroughs. The walkthroughs are scripted, but they're on fully working instances and you can play around with them to your heart's content, with an expert handy in case you get stuck.

There are PoTs covering:

  • advanced features (including a MACH11 taster)
  • ER and MACH11
  • performance tuning

Even though they are aimed at ISVs and BPs, end-users are welcome to come along if the PoT isn't fully booked. I therefore encourage you to get out there and get your local ISVs and BPs to arrange the delivery of one or more PoTs via your friendly local Tech Sales person.

Newsletter Juli 2008

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Neue Ausgabe des IBM/Informix Newsletters

Im Newsletter-Archiv befindet sich die neueste Ausgabe (07/2008) des INFORMIX-Newsletters.

Inhaltsverzeichnis der Ausgabe Juli 2008:

  • Aktuelles
  • TechTipp: oninit -w
  • TechTipp: oninit -r
  • TechTipp: Logical Log Backup mit ontape im Script
  • IDS 11.50 (Cheetah2) Certified for SAP
  • TechTipp: SolidDB Cache for IDS
  • Termine
  • Anmeldung / Abmeldung / Anmerkung

Newsletter Juni 2008

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Neue Ausgabe des IBM/Informix Newsletters

Im Newsletter-Archiv befindet sich die neueste Ausgabe (06/2008) des INFORMIX-Newsletters.

Inhaltsverzeichnis der Ausgabe Juni 2008:

  • Aktuelles
  • INFORMIX in den Medien: Online-Anzeige bei Heise
  • TechTipp: Laden von Daten - onpladm (Teil 3)
  • TechTipp: ONCONFIG des IDS 11.50
  • TechTipp: Manifest Datei
  • TechTipp: Blockade beim Zurückrollen einer Long Transaction vermeiden

Final Version: IBM Redbook - Customizing IDS for your Environment

Final Version: IBM Redbook - Customizing IDS for your Environment

From the table of contents:

  • Chapter 1. IDS and your business
  • Chapter 2. Optimizing IDS for your environment
  • Chapter 3. Enterprise data availability
  • Chapter 4. Robust administration
  • Chapter 5. The administration free zone

Draft Version: IBM Redbook - IDS 11.5: Extending Availability and Replication

Draft Version: IBM Redbook - IDS 11.5: Extending Availability and Replication

The new draft is based on the already published Redbook IDS 11: Extending Availability and Replication which covered IDS 11. The following chapters contain updated and additional information regarding IDS 11.5:

  • Chapter 7 - Updatable Secondary servers

Newsletter Mai 2008

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Neue Ausgabe des IBM/Informix Newsletters

Im Newsletter-Archiv befindet sich die neueste Ausgabe (05/2008) des INFORMIX-Newsletters.

Inhaltsverzeichnis der Ausgabe Mai 2008:

  • Aktuelles
  • Presseartikel zu Cheetah2 am 28.04.2008
  • TechTipp: Laden von Daten - onpladm (Teil 2)
  • TechTipp: Violation Tables
  • TechTipp: IDS11 - Erstellen von Tasks
  • Aufruf: Senden Sie uns Ihre TASKS
  • IBM SWG IM Services - Ihr direkter Draht zur Produktentwicklung

Newsletter April 2008

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Neue Ausgabe des IBM/Informix Newsletters

Im Newsletter-Archiv befindet sich die neueste Ausgabe (04/2008) des INFORMIX-Newsletters.

Inhaltsverzeichnis der Ausgabe April 2008:

  • Aktuelles
  • TechTipp: Laden von Daten - dbload
  • TechTipp: Laden von Daten - onpladm (Teil 1)
  • TechTipp: SYSALARMPROGRAM
  • TechTipp: Flexible Backup Strategie mit On-Bar
  • TechTipp: IDS11 - PHYSDBS/PHYSFILE ändern
  • Termine:

Draft Version: IBM Redbook - Customizing IDS for your Environment

Draft Version: IBM Redbook - Customizing IDS for your Environment

From the table of contents:

  • Chapter 1. IDS and your business
  • Chapter 2. Optimizing IDS for your environment
  • Chapter 3. Enterprise data availability
  • Chapter 4. Robust administration
  • Chapter 5. The administration free zone
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