Informix News
18 Nov 13 - ZDNet - Top 20 mobile skills in demand... Read
09 Sep 13 - telecompaper - Shaspa and Tatung have shown a new smart home platform at Ifa in Berlin. Powered by the IBM Informix software... Read
06 Sep 13 - IBM data magazine - Mission Accomplished - Miami, Florida will be the backdrop for the 2014 IIUG Informix Conference... Read
01 Feb 13 - IBM Data Magazine - Are your database backups safe? Lester Knutsen (IBM Champion) writes about database back up safety using "archecker"... Read
14 Nov 12 - IBM - IBM's Big Data For Smart Grid Goes Live In Texas... Read
3 Oct 12 - The Financial - IBM and TransWorks Collaborate to Help Louisiana-Pacific Corporation Achieve Supply Chain Efficiency... Read
28 Aug 12 - techCLOUD9 - Splunk kicks up a SaaS Storm... Read
10 Aug 12 - businessCLOUD9 - Is this the other half of Cloud monitoring?... Read
3 Aug 12 - IBM data management - Supercharging the data warehouse while keeping costs down IBM Informix Warehouse Accelerator (IWA) delivers superior performance for in-memory analytics processing... Read
2 Aug 12 - channelbiz - Oninit Group launches Pay Per Pulse cloud-based service... Read
28 May 12 - Bloor - David Norfolk on the recent Informix benchmark "pretty impressive results"... Read
23 May 12 - DBTA - Informix Genero: A Way to Modernize Informix 4GL Applications... Read
9 Apr 12 - Mastering Data Management - Upping the Informix Ante: Advanced Data Tools... Read
22 Mar 12 - developerWorks - Optimizing Informix database access... Read
14 Mar 12 - - International Informix User Group set to meet in San Diego... Read
1 Mar 12 - IBM Data Management - IIUG Heads West for 2012 - Get ready for sun and sand in San Diego... Read
1 Mar 12 - IBM Data Management - Running Informix on Solid-State Drives.Speed Up Database Access... Read
26 Feb 12 - - Better results, lower cost for a broad set of new IBM clients and partners... Read
24 Feb 12 - developerWorks - Informix Warehouse Accelerator: Continuous Acceleration during Data Refresh... Read
6 Feb 12 - PRLOG - Informix port delivers unlimited database scalability for popular SaaS application ... Read
2 Feb 12 - developerWorks - Loading data with the IBM Informix TimeSeries Plug-in for Data Studio... Read
1 Feb 12 - developerWorks - 100 Tech Tips, #47: Log-in to Fix Central... Read
13 Jan 12 - MC Press online - Informix Dynamic Server Entices New Users with Free Production Edition ... Read
11 Jan 12 - Computerworld - Ecologic Analytics and Landis+Gyr -- Suitors Decide to Tie the Knot... Read
9 Jan 12 - - DNS impact on Informix / Impacto do DNS no Informix... Read
8 Sep 11 - - IBM Offers Database Solution to Enable Smart Meter Data Capture... Read
1 Aug 11 - IBM Data Management Magazine - IIUG user view: Happy 10th anniversary to IBM and Informix... Read
8 Jul 11 - Database Trends and Applications - Managing Time Series Data with Informix... Read
31 May 11 - Smart Grid - The meter data management pitfall utilities are overlooking... Read
27 May 11 - IBM Data Management Magazine - IIUG user view: Big data, big time ( Series data, warehouse acceleration, and 4GLs )... Read
16 May 11 - Business Wire - HiT Software Announces DBMoto for Enterprise Integration, Adds Informix. Log-based Change Data Capture... Read
21 Mar 11 - Yahoo! Finance - IBM and Cable&Wireless Worldwide Announce UK Smart Energy Cloud... Read
14 Mar 11 - MarketWatch - Fuzzy Logix and IBM Unveil In-Database Analytics for IBM Informix... Read
11 Mar 11 - InvestorPlace - It's Time to Give IBM Props: How many tech stocks are up 53% since the dot-com boom?... Read
9 Mar 11 - DBTA - Database Administration and the Goal of Diminishing Downtime... Read
2 Feb 11 - DBTAs - Informix 11.7 Flexible Grid Provides a Different Way of Looking at Database Servers... Read
27 Jan 11 - exactsolutions - Exact to Add Informix Support to Database Replay, SQL Monitoring Solutions... Read
25 Jan 11 - PR Newswire - Bank of China in the UK Works With IBM to Become a Smarter, Greener Bank... Read
12 Oct 10 - Database Trends and Applications - Informix 11.7: The Beginning of the Next Decade of IBM Informix... Read
20 Sep 10 - - ITG analyst paper: Cost/Benefit case for IBM Informix as compared to Microsoft SQL Server... Read
20 Jul 10 - IBM Announcements - IBM Informix Choice Edition V11.50 helps deploy low-cost scalable and reliable solutions for Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows... Read
20 Jul 10 - IBM Announcements - Software withdrawal: Elite Support for Informix Ultimate-C Edition... Read
24 May 10 - eWeek Europe - IBM Supplies Database Tech For EU Smart Grid... Read
23 May 10 - SiliconIndia - IBM's smart metering system allows wise use of energy... Read
21 May 10 - CNET - IBM to help people monitor energy use... Read
20 May 10 - ebiz - IBM Teams With Hildebrand To Bring Smart Metering To Homes Across Britain... Read
19 May 10 - The New Blog Times - Misurare il consumo energetico: DEHEMS è pronto... Read
19 May 10 - ZDNet - IBM software in your home? Pact enables five-city smart meter pilot in Europe... Read
17 March 10 - ZDNet (blog) David Morgenstern - TCO: New research finds Macs in the enterprise easier, cheaper to manage than... Read
17 March 2010 - Virtualization Review - ...key components of Big Blue's platform to the commercial cloud such as its WebSphere suite of application ser vers and its DB2 and Informix databases... Read
10 February 2010 - The Wall Street Journal - International Business Machines is expanding an initiative to win over students and professors on its products. How do they lure the college crowd?... Read

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IIUG Insider (Issue #32)
25 July 2003

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Highlights: IDS 9.4 UC2 for Download, Stuart as President, and More...

Welcome to the International Informix Users Group (IIUG) Insider! Designed for IIUG members and Informix user group leaders, this publication contains timely and relevant information for the IBM Informix community.


  1. IDS 9.4 UC2 Now Ready for Download
  2. Stuart Litel is IIUG President Elect for 2004
  3. IBM Offers IDS Upgrade Promotion in Canada and USA
  4. IBM Data Management Technical Conference Update (Las Vegas)
  5. Using the Onpladm Tool for Informix HPL
  6. IIUG Webcast News: U2 and Informix Tools
  7. IIUG Insider Going HTML... Now 8 August 2003
  8. Useful Links
  9. Closing and Credits

IDS 9.4 UC2 Now Ready for Download

IBM's R&D team in Lenexa, Kansas, has made IDS 9.4 UC2 available to IIUG for its members to download. Linux and Windows versions are available immediately at

With over 1200 downloads, IDS 9.4 has become the most successful download ever at the IIUG site.

Stuart Litel is IIUG President Elect for 2004

IIUG's ENews team caught up with Stuart Litel, recently elected IIUG President by the IIUG Board of Directors for the 2004 term, which will begin on 1 January.

Stuart had this to say to ENews: "The future of IIUG depends on the future of the Informix product line and we need to remember this. We need to learn to work with users, VARs, IBM and other Informix product vendors to successfully promote the status of these people in order to maintain the Informix product line and, with any luck, even see it grow. This should be the main goal of IIUG and its board, and as President it will be my main objective. We need to understand that IBM will not advertise Informix products, so please get over it. Just because Informix is not advertised, that does not mean it is dead, after all we all have a job using Informix, so how can it be dead? Informix has a very viable future and if we think it is dead, it will die, but if we continue to use and support the product, it will be around for a very long time, so the users need to be part of the solution, not the problem."

Stuart's biography and ENews profile are available at

IBM Offers IDS Upgrade Promotion in Canada and USA

IBM has notified IIUG's ENews team that in an effort to spur some new sales of IDS to current customers, it has extended a new limited time promotion for IDS.

The deal is for customers who acquire an upgrade license from IDS 7.x to IDS 9.4 (including the newly announced IDS on Linux for zSeries:, or from IDS 7.x to the IBM Transaction Processing Gold Bundle, which includes IDS 9.4 and DB2. Customers meeting this requirement are eligible to receive a rebate on the purchase of additional new licenses.

The rebate amounts are highest through September 30, so you are encouraged to look at this offer sooner, rather than later. The offer is valid for customers in the United States and Canada from July 22 through December 30 of this year. For more information, visit and enter IDS0722 in the "NavCode" window, located on the lower right side of the screen.

IBM has also told ENews that IDS promotions are also being considered for other countries.

IBM Data Management Technical Conference Update (Las Vegas)

Plan on being in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 27-31 October, for the IBM Data Management Technical Conference. As an International Informix Users Group (IIUG) member you are entitled to a special $150 IIUG discount until the day before the conference, which cannot be used in conjunction with the "Early Bird" or any other discount.

As in prior years, those in attendance will be able to participate in a lively panel exchange with senior IBM executives on topics of interest to all DB2 Information Management Software customers and business partners. Don't miss this opportunity to go live with these key decision-makers at the "Meet the Executives" panel session sponsored by the International Informix Users Group (IIUG). If you would like to submit a question for "Meet the Executives", send it via e-mail to with "MTE Question" in the message subject line.

You can also attend IIUG's Annual General Meeting, where IIUG leaders will present the year's report and their plans for 2004. All conference attendees interested in IIUG activities and programs are welcome and encouraged to attend.

For more information on the conference or to register, please visit - Remember to choose Attendee Type: "Informix IIUG" to get your $150 discount.

Using the Onpladm Tool for Informix HPL

Make load and unload jobs easier to administer by using the onpladm tool. This article explains how to use this tool that gives the IDS administrator the flexibility to control all the facets of High-Performance Loader 'on the fly.'

Please find this article, submitted to IBM by John Carlson here.

IIUG Webcast News: U2 and Informix Tools

On 16 July, IIUG and IBM co-hosted an IBM U2 Product and Strategy Update Q3-2003 webcast which enjoyed more than 120 on-line attendees. This event is now posted to IBM's e-seminars archive site under "IBM Data Management Events" at

Mark your calendars if you are interested in the upcoming IIUG/IBM Webcast on System Management Tools Roadmap & New Features (ISA, Server Studio JE and DB2 Tools), scheduled for 14 August 2003. For more information, please visit

IIUG Insider Going HTML... Now 8 August 2003

We intended to begin our e-mailed HTML Insider with this issue, but we didn't. IIUG ENews has lied again! We are now targeting the 8 August edition to launch.

IIUG members will continue to receive the now-traditional text version, but if you wish to receive the glossier HTML e-mail, simply visit the Member Area and click on "Membership" to set your email preferences.

Useful Links

In response to your input, we have created a new page on the IIUG web site containing all the links we used to include. Please find it at:

Closing and Credits

The International Informix Users Group (IIUG) is an organization designed to enhance communications between its worldwide user community and IBM. IIUG's membership database now exceeds 18,000 entries and enjoys the support and commitment of IBM's Data Management division. Key programs include local user groups and special interest groups, which we promote and assist from launch through growth.

Sources:IIUG Board of Directors
Editors:Fred Hubbard, IIUG Board of Directors,
David Smith, IIUG Board of Directors, and
Jean Georges Perrin, IIUG Board of Directors
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