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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.

Premiere: IDS 11.5 Bootcamp in Deutschland

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Informix 11.5 Bootcamp

Ich freue mich auf der Informix Zone den Termin für das erste IDS 11.5 Bootcamp 2009 in Deutschland bekanntgeben zu dürfen:

Informix Warehouse Information Roadmap

This is an interesting site that contains a lot of useful links for everybody interested in building data warehouse solutions based on Informix Dynamic Server:

I've added the site to the Informix URL Compilation hosted on The Informix Zone.

Contribute to the IDS Information Center

IBM has enhanced the IDS Information Center. It is no long a "one-way street". Every registered user is now able to rate topics in the Information Center or write comments. It is more a kind of collaboration tool now. Not as open as a traditional Wiki but at least you can:

  • Rate topics
  • Comment on an entire topic or selected text within the topic
  • Reply to comments
  • Delete your comments
  • Subscribe to pages or the entire site, to be notified of new comments

Newsletter September 2009

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Neue Ausgabe des IBM/Informix Newsletters

Im Newsletter-Archiv befindet sich die neueste Ausgabe (09/2009) des INFORMIX-Newsletters.

Inhaltsverzeichnis der Ausgabe September 2009:

  • Aktuelles
  • TechTipp: Merge von Tabellen
  • TechTipp: Instead-Of-Trigger
  • TechTipp: Trigger References
  • TechTipp: Schnellere CDR Konsistenzprüfung mit zusätzlichem Index
  • Hinweis: Informix Tech Workshops in Deutschland

Invitation to the Bell Micro Informix Community Event

UK Informix Community Event 2009

I'm happy to announce the UK Informix Community Event 2009 which will be hosted by my friends from Bell Micro:

Date and Location:
Thursday 12th November 2009, Henley, Warwickshire

Academic Inititative: Informix in a Box

Please take a look at the late-breaking Informix in a Box program offered by IBM:

IIUG Conference 2010

I'm happy to post the announcement of the IIUG Conference 2010 here on The Informix Zone:

Announcing the 2010 International Informix Users Group (IIUG) Conference

The International Informix Users Group (IIUG) will host the third annual Informix Conference April 25 – 28, 2010 at the Overland Park Marriott hotel in Overland Park, KS (Kansas City).

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