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Highlights: Modifications to the Innovator-C Edition of Informix
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.
The world is focused on the 2012 Olympics in London. Unfortunately there is no competition for databases. If there was, Informix would gain more gold medals then the USA and China combined. Nevertheless, for all sport fans from all over the globe I wish well to you all.
Modifications to the Innovator-C Edition of Informix
IBM has made modifications to the Innovator-C Edition of Informix. Many of the previous limits were too broad and were not sustainable for our business partners. Innovator-C continues to be a robust database requiring little or no administration for small-to-midsized applications, available at no-charge.
The revised 11.70 Innovator-C Edition includes the following capabilities and limits:
To view more about the features and benefits of Innovator-C, review the following link:
Information on Demand 2012 updates
Information On Demand 2012 Sample agenda builder
Have you created your sample agenda using the Information on Demand 2012 sample agenda builder? This new IOD 2012 smart site enables you to start building your agenda. Once you build your agenda you will be able to download your sample agenda. This agenda builder is only for evaluation purposes. You must be registered for the conference to actually schedule and enroll in sessions. You may save or email a sample agenda as a pdf file.
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Save Big at Information On Demand 2012
Save $300 on your registration fee and save big on your hotel accommodation when you register by August 31. And another good news for our IIUG members : You can save $100 on your registration fees at IOD 2012 by registering using the following promotional codes:
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Advanced DataTools Informix Remote DBA/Support Offering
Remote Technical and DBA support from Advanced DataTools helps small, medium and enterprise installations maximize their IBM Informix database performance and uptime while minimizing costs and overhead. We can help resolve and/or prevent the worst technical problems you could imagine!
Advanced DataTools' staff of highly experienced, certified IBM Informix consultants are well trained in all levels of database performance and optimization. This allows us to offer our customers IBM maintenance and support contracts on most versions of Informix Dynamic Server, on any platform/operating system.
Top experts in the field, Art Kagel and Lester Knutsen, manage and support our team of certified IBM Informix consultants. Art and Lester each have over 28 years of Informix DBA experience and both have received the IIUG Directors Award, and the Inaugural Data Champion award by IBM.
For more information: http://www.advancedatatools.com/Solutions/Support.htmlAdvanced Data Tools Training
September 10-13 2012 - Informix for Database Administrators
December 3-6 2012 - Advanced Informix Performance Tuning
All courses may be taken online on the web from your desk or at our training center in Virginia. All you need is a web browser and a SSH client (like Putty) to connect to the lab machines in our office.
The follow is a link to the courses on our web site:
http://www.advancedatatools.com/Training/CourseRegistration.html or call 703-256-0267 x101 for more information and to Register
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Should I install my Informix tools in the same directory as my Informix Server?
When products are built with different versions of CSDK, or include a different version of CSDK, they must be installed in separate directories.
The Informix server 11.50 is shipped with a Client SDK (CSDK) whose version matches the server version. Informix 11.50.xC9 will ship with CSDK 3.50.xC9, where 'x' is F for 64 bit systems, and 'x' is either U,T or H for 32 bit systems.
Likewise, Informix server 11.70 is shipped with a Client SDK whose version matches the server version. Informix 11.70.xC5 will ship with CSDK 3.70.xC5, etc..
The tools such as the 4GL compiler, debugger, or rapid development system, or ISQL (and their respective runtimes) are also built with CSDK. The version of CSDK used will depend on the current release level of CSDK at that time, and whether it is intended to be used with Informix 11.50 or Informix 11.70.
Because of product architectural issues, 3.50.* and 3.70.* libraries cannot be mixed. Doing so will lead to application failure. Failure symptoms may include, but are not limited to blank form screens and core dumps. Application program failures do not appear to effect data in the database.
When you install tools in the same directory, you may overwrite the library of one product with the same library of the second product. This is not a problem as long as the products are built with the same version of CSDK, down to the minor release level. (e.g. 3.50.xC5 where C5 is the minor release). If the products are built with different versions of CSDK, it may cause problems which lead to application program failure.
If you have products which have been built with different versions of CSDK and installing them in the same directory has led to problems such as blank screens and core dumps, then segregate the products by CSDK build version. Set your PATH and LD_LIBRARY_PATH variables as appropriate for the users.
You can find the version of CSDK used to build a tool by untaring the product file, and checking the machine notes file under $INFORMIXDIR/release/
Note that the version of the tool and the version of CSDK used are not necessarily the same. For example, 4GL 7.50.xC6 was built with CSDK 3.70.xC4.
Withdrawal from marketing
Effective on the dates listed below, IBM. will withdraw from marketing, part numbers from the following product releases licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:
Informix 11.7 Bootcamp
Informix Performance Tuning Bootcamp
A user group Event On August 2nd,2012
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A user group event on August 7th (Tuesday), 2012
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Informix blogs and things
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