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 #169)
July 2014

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Highlights: Multitenancy in 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.



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Dear friends,

Times for me are tough lately. Nothing to do with Informix. Informix is being positioned in the Internet Of Things and the Cloud. We shall see how it goes but I'm still optimistic.

The IIUG Board is exploring places for the 2015 conference. There are many things to consider, but I hope you will like our choice and more important I hope you will all come. Well, all is probably too optimistic even for me, but I hope we have more attendees then ever.

Gary Ben-Israel

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Multitenancy in Informix

As of IBM Informix 12.10.xC4, you can deploy an Informix server that supports multiple tenants. A tenant is a set of users in a client organization that needs to access the same data and system resources. You create a dedicated tenant database, and assign storage and processing resources for that database based on the service-level agreements with the client organization. For example, you can provide services to multiple companies that run efficiently in a single Informix instance.

When you configure multitenancy, you segregate the following aspects of a database server.

Read the full article here.

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IBM Information On Demand is now Insight!

Seize This Moment

IBM Information On Demand is now Insight! The name has changed for a reason: It's no longer just about information; it's what you can do with the information. More than ever, organizations are using data for competitive advantage. At Insight you will discover how that data has transformed Business Analytics, Information Management and Enterprise Content Management and explore the latest developments in Cloud, Mobile, Security, Social and Watson.


Sneak Peek

Use the new session preview tool to explore the Insight curriculum. The curriculum is aligned to three main programs. You can search sessions by program or keywords.

Visit the Insight 2014 page.

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Internet of Things Data: How to Use Embedded Database & Streaming Analytics for Value

InformationWeek Webinar

For everything there is a season


...Note that this support for time stamps is another of the innovations I mentioned. Virtually no relational databases (IBM Informix is an exception) have time stamps and while NoSQL databases like Cassandra support time stamps they don't offer either the performance or scale that you need for financial trading... more

What Apple, Inc. gets from its new iOS partnership with IBM


...The next year, IBM ported its Informix Data Server to OS X Server... more

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Informix Chat with the Lab

Topic:    Running NoSQL Cloud application on Informix
Date:    Thursday, August 28 2014
Time:    8:30 AM Pacific
10:30 AM Central
11:30 AM Eastern
4:30 PM London
5:30 PM Paris

Speaker: Jeff Treece

Companies need an efficient way to deliver services and products in order to connect with the outside market. Web APIs can help you reach a new generation of devices and customers, respond to competitive pressure, stay connected with partners and the outside world, keep pace with the rate of application change, and cultivate brand loyalty.

Watch the Informix Chat with the Lab page for registration.

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Q3 webcast: Internet of Things Data

How to Use Embedded Database & Streaming Analytics for Value

August 12, 12:00 PM EST

The Internet of Things (IoT) is driven by consumer demand for new services and convenience, as well as by the availability of low cost sensors, smart phones, and universal internet access. New technologies can enable you to take advantage of this new natural resource through gateway processing, cloud infrastructure and distributed real-time analytics.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

  • Understand the 3-tier IoT architecture including edge devices, gateways, and cloud
  • Derive the importance of a gateway database for local processing and storage of data from your edge devices
  • Act in real time with sophisticated analysis of your streaming data for time sensitive decisions

Register for this webinar to learn more about the latest technology enabling the Internet of Things across devices, sensors, gateways and the cloud for connected environments. See how bringing an intelligent mix of technologies from an enterprise-class database to the "edge" and real-time analytics on consolidated data provides a competitive advantage in the Internet of Things.

IBM Informix - 4 Day Bootcamp in Mumbai, India

IBM SWG is conducting a 4-day Bootcamp session on IBM Informix. This technical workshop provides training on IBM Informix Fundamentals, Application Development, Warehouse Accelerator and TimeSeries, in a classroom setting. Deep dive presentations and hands-on labs shall be conducted on the above mentioned topics.

Dates: August 04 - August 07, 2014

Aura Tech Solutions
Kailash Complex, Bldg no 1
D-124, Parksite, Vikroli(W)

Agenda details

IBM Bluemix is now live!

Over 250 beta participants have already tried the Internet of Things service here.

Internet of Things Service:

Get started with the Internet of things to harness the immense volume of data generated by connected dev'ices, sensors and gateways. IBM recently announced a service in Bluemix using TimeSeries in the Internet of Things Service.

  • Provides developers with a faster way to create new applications in the cloud
  • Includes tools needed for cloud-based applications servicing the millions of devices that comprise the Internet of Things
  • Informix is the database service for IOT

TimeSeries Database Service:

IBM announced in Bluemix for additional bigdata Analytics for timeseries and geospatial applications in the cloud. Rapidly develop web and mobile applications to provide new services to your customers in record time.

  • Accelerates time series analytics in the cloud
  • Supports multiple data types including time series, spatial, NoSQL & relational data
  • SQL and JSON interface
  • Rapid application development
  • It's Informix!
2014 IBM Internet Of Things and NoSQL Roadshow

Don't miss the new series of free one-day roadshows featuring Internet of Things and NoSQL solutions. IBM is presenting the latest technologies for harnessing your data and how to improve business outcomes. Look for a city near you and register today. Details here.

Calendar of events Back to top

August - 2014
Date Event Location Contact
6-7 IBM Informix Internet of Things/NoSQL Spring/Summer Roadshow New York City  
11-12 IBM Informix Internet of Things/NoSQL Spring/Summer Roadshow Boston, Massachusetts  
14-15 IBM Informix Internet of Things/NoSQL Spring/Summer Roadshow Seattle, Washington  
October - 2014
Date Event Location Contact
26-30 IBM Insight 2014 Las Vegas, Nevada

Informix resources Back to top

IBM Informix home page or directly at:

Informix blogs and wikis

Blogs and Wikis that have been updated during the last month

More Blogs and Wikis

Forums, groups, videos, and magazines

There is now an Informix group on LinkedIn. The group is called "Informix Supporter", so anyone loving Informix can join, from current IBM employees, former Informix employees, to users. It will also be a good occasion to get in touch with others or long-time-no-seen friends. If you fancy showing the Informix logo on your profile, join.

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Closing and credits Back to top

The International Informix Users Group (IIUG) is an organization designed to enhance communications between its worldwide user community and IBM. The IIUG's membership database now exceeds 25,000 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
IBM Corp.
Editors:  Gary Ben-Israel
Rhonda Hackenburg

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