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IUG Workshops 2010

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Die Termine und Themen-Schwerpunkte der diesjährigen IUG Workshops stehen jetzt fest:

IBM Database Magazine - New Issue

A new issue of the IBM Database Magazine has been released.

There are two Informix related articles included. One from IIUG president Stuart Litel and the other one from Informix Datawarehouse Specialist Lester Knutsen:

Webcast - Top 10 reasons to consider IBM Data Server Driver for JDBC and SQLJ for IDS servers

Webcast: Top 10 reasons to consider IBM Data Server Driver for JDBC and SQLJ for IDS servers


  • Date: Wednesday, Feb the 24th
  • Time: 1.5 hour, 8:30 AM Pacific, 10:30 AM Central, 11:30 AM Eastern, 4:30 PM London, 5:30 PM Berlin/Paris
  • Title: Top 10 reasons to consider IBM Data Server Driver for JDBC and SQLJ for IDS servers
  • Speaker: Satheesh Bandaram (IBM)

You can register for the webcast here...

Informix Data Warehouse Webcasts

For those interested in building Data Warehouses with Informix as database platform, the following series of webcasts hosted by IBM Informix Business Partner Advanced DataTools might be interesting:

Newsletter Januar 2010

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Neue Ausgabe des IBM/Informix Newsletters

Im Newsletter-Archiv befindet sich die neueste Ausgabe (01/2010) des INFORMIX-Newsletters.

Inhaltsverzeichnis der Ausgabe Januar 2010:

  • Aktuelles
  • TechTipp: IDS 11.50.xC6 ist verfügbar
  • TechTipp: OAT 2.27 - Language Path
  • TechTipp: IDS 11.5 - External Tables
  • TechTipp: Update Statistics (Teil 1)
  • TechTipp: INFORMIX, The GREEN DATABASE

Informix Bootcamp 2010 Schedule

The schedule for the 2010 Informix Bootcamps has been published by IBM. You can find it on the following website. Don't be confused due to the header that says 2009 Schedule and Registration Information. The dates for each location are for 2010. The website also shows an agenda for this free of charge event:

Webcast - HDR Best Practices and Performance Tuning

Reminder: HDR Webcast


  • Date: Wednesday, Jan the 20th
  • Time: 1.5 hour, 8:30 AM Pacific, 10:30 AM Central, 11:30 AM Eastern, 4:30 PM London, 5:30 PM Berlin/Paris
  • Title: HDR Best Practices and Performance Tuning
  • Speaker: Ronald Privett (IBM)

You can register for the webcast here...

Newsletter Dezember 2009

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Neue Ausgabe des IBM/Informix Newsletters

Im Newsletter-Archiv befindet sich die neueste Ausgabe (12/2009) des INFORMIX-Newsletters.

Inhaltsverzeichnis der Ausgabe Dezember 2009:

  • Aktuelles
  • TechTipp: Environments - Profile
  • TechTipp: Environments - ENVCHECK
  • TechTipp: Environments - ENVIGNORE
  • TechTipp: SMI - Sysmaster Interface - sysfeatures
  • TechTipp: Die Funktion 'format_units'

IIUG Conference 2010 - Registration is now open

From the IIUG Conference Planning Committee:

Join us on April 25th - 28th, 2010, for the largest gathering of Informix 
users, developers and all around enthusiasts. This is the best opportunity 
on earth for Informix training, presentations and insights with access to 
consultants, experts and IBM Informix management and executives. It is 
organized by Informix users for Informix users so the costs are low and 
the benefits are great.

Brand New IBM Redbook: Data Warehousing with IDS

IBM has published a brand new Redbook about Data Warehousing with Informix Dynamic Server:

Presentations from Informix UK Event

InformixCity now offers the presentations from the UK Informix Community Event 2009 in the download area of their website.

The presentations include valuable technical information as well as an update on the IBM Informix strategy:

Webcast - IDS Security Best Practices


  • Date: Wednesday, Dec the 16th
  • Time: 1.5 hour, 8:30 AM Pacific, 10:30 AM Central, 11:30 AM Eastern, 4:30 PM London, 5:30 PM Berlin/Paris
  • Title: IDS Security Best Practices
  • Speaker: Jonathan Leffler (IBM)

You can register for the webcast here...

Join IBM architect Jonathan Leffler at the upcoming Informix Chat with the Labs 

Newsletter November 2009

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Neue Ausgabe des IBM/Informix Newsletters

Im Newsletter-Archiv befindet sich die neueste Ausgabe (11/2009) des INFORMIX-Newsletters.

Inhaltsverzeichnis der Ausgabe November 2009:

  • Aktuelles
  • Hinweis: Informix on Campus
  • TechTipp: Change Data Capture
  • TechTipp: OS Spezifische Locale bei ODBC Verbindungen
  • TechTipp: OAT 2
  • TechTipp: OAT 2
  • TechTipp: INFORMIX Developer Edition für Ubuntu

Verlagern von Primary Key Indizes

Wenn in einem Dbspace nur noch sehr wenig Platz vorhanden ist, kann man entweder einen neuen Chunk hinzufügen, Daten löschen, oder Daten in andere Dbspaces verlagern. Neben Tabellen bieten sich hierfür auch Indizes an. Gerade diese nehmen häufig viel Platz ein, und auch aus Performancesicht ist es ratsam, Indizes in anderen Dbspaces als die Daten selbst zu speichern: Während bei Anfragen in einem Dbspace der Index durchsucht wird, können in einem anderen Dbspace (wenn es sich auf einer anderen Platte befindet) parallel die zugehörigen Daten durchsucht werden.

IBM Database Magazine - New Issue

A new issue of the IBM Database Magazine has been released.

There are two Informix related articles included. One from IIUG president Stuart Litel and the other one from Informix veteran Lester Knutsen:

Newsletter Oktober 2009

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Neue Ausgabe des IBM/Informix Newsletters

Im Newsletter-Archiv befindet sich die neueste Ausgabe (10/2009) des INFORMIX-Newsletters.

Inhaltsverzeichnis der Ausgabe Oktober 2009:

  • Aktuelles
  • In eigener Sache: INFORMIX Newsletter feiert 3
  • Hinweis: Informix on Campus
  • TechTipp: IBM Optim - Enterprise Data Management
  • TechTipp: IBM Optim Datenanonymisierung am Beispiel INFORMIX
  • TechTipp: IBM Data Studio 2

Another bunch of new Informix blogs

A special thanks goes to Markus Holzbauer from IBM Munich who alerted me about two other new Informix related blogs:

They are now both listed on the right side of The Informix Zone as well as on the Informix URL Compilation page.

New Informix Blog: Informix DBA

A new blog is born !

Just discovered a new blog dedicated to Informix. The blog is called Informix DBA and it is owned by IIUG Board of Directors member Andrew Ford.

I've added the blog to the right side of The Informix Zone, so that all updates are immediately visible to the Informix community. Here is the direct URL of the blog:

IBM Data in Action Virtual Conference for EMEA/India

There will be a an incarnation of the IBM Virtual Data Conference. This time it is more targeted towards audiences in EMEA and India:

  • Title: IBM Data in Action - Virtual Conference
  • Date: Thursday, October 22th at 9am-1pm BST / 10am-2pm CEST / 12-4pm MSD / 1:30-5:30pm IST
  • Registration URL: Register here

IIUG Conference 2010 - Call for Speakers

Please submit your presentation idea, if you are interested in speaking at the IIUG 2010 conference next year:

The deadline for submissions is the November 1, 2009.

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