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
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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
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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 #165)
March 2014

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Highlights: Informix 12.10.xC3 is available!

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.



Editorial Back to top

The IIUG Conference is less than a month away. If you haven't registered yet do it as soon as possible. There are so many reasons to attend this event; unmatched content, networking with colleagues, meeting IBM executives and developers.

You all know these advantages. This is why so many of you attended this conference during the years. But let me add one more reason. You are all Informix users and enthusiasts. Attending the conference is a demonstration of the power for Informix. We need it now more than ever.

So if you are hesitating, don't just come by yourself but convince your friends to do the same. On March 21 I decided to run at the Jerusalem Marathon. I did not do the full Marathon only the 10 KM (6.2 Miles) track. Like working with Informix it is not always easy but it is a lot of fun and I would like to keep doing it.

Gary Ben-Israel
IIUG Insider Editor

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Informix 12.10.xC3 is available!

What's new IBM Informix version 12.10.xC3



Server configuration





Application development

JSON compatibility

Foreign-key constraints


High-availability clusters and Enterprise Replication

Connection Manager




Spatial data

Time series data



Faster queries


Additional types of data

- Inge Halilvoic

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IIUG 2014 is Less Than One Month Away

WOW! It is hard to believe the IIUG 2014 is less than one month away.

The conference committee is working hard to finalize all the details for this year's conference. The latest item finalized is the confirmation of our keynote speakers. You will want to make certain you attend the Monday morning keynote to meet Beth Smith, the NEW General Manager of Information Management Software as she shares the state of information management. Jerry Keesee, Director of Informix Database Development, will join us Wednesday morning to share his Informix insights. Check out the IIUG 2014 website to learn more about this year's keynote speakers.

You will also want to review our tutorial list offered on May 1st. Here is a partial list of the tutorials:

  • Application of NoSql databases and managing hybrid databases - John Miller III
  • Implementation of a Multi-Site Connection Manager strategy - Gustavo Castro
  • Deploy and optimize IBM Cognos BI with IBM Informix and IWA Acceleration - Veronica Gomes
  • Rolling Upgrades Hands-On Lab - Ron Privett
  • Informix NoSQL: Technical deep dive - Keshava Murthy
  • Migrating Informix 4GL to Informix Genero and Web enabling your applications - Shawn Moe
  • Certification Preparation - Informix 12.10 System Administrator - Sanjit Chakraborty
  • Working with PHP and Informix - Tom Beebe

Remember these tutorials are included for all paid conference registrants. Speakers and conference sponsors are also invited to attend tutorials at $75 for a half-day tutorial or $125 for two half-day tutorials or a full-day tutorial when purchased prior to April 20, 2014. The onsite price will be $25 more or $100 half day and $150 for Full day.

This is a partial list of the IBM Hands On Labs that will be offered at IIUG2014. All IBM Hands On Labs and instructors are subject to change. You can keep up with this list on the Hands On Labs section of the website.

  • Web Services using Genero - It is easy!!! - Thomas Palmer
  • How does data compression impact applications? - Andreas Legner
  • Hands on with NoSQL inside Informix - Carlton Doe
  • Informix Hypervisor Edition under PureApplication Environment - Nagaraju Inturi
  • Configure the Open Source Zabbix with IDS 12.10 - Laurent Revel
  • Experience OAT to Administer Informix - Sumanth Rajagopal
  • Experience NoSQL & Sharding with Informix - Nicholas Geib
  • Deploy a fully functional end-to-end Informix Warehouse Accelerator demo - Veronica Gome
  • Informix and Pi- database meets technology - Pradeep Natarajan
  • Migrate from SAP/Oracle to SAP/Informix - Radomir Hulka

All of our sessions have been confirmed and we are in the process of finalizing the session schedule. We will send you an email as soon as the schedule is ready so you can begin planning your conference schedule.

Online conference registration ends on April 20, 2014 EST. You will still be able to register onsite the day of the conference. Don't forget you have until April 7th to take advantage of the IIUG membership savings of $100 on your conference registration. We would enjoy seeing you at IIUG 2014 so register today.

Please visit the conference website for more information about IIUG 2014 or if you can't find the information you are looking for you can email the IIUG 2014 Conference team at

TAKE NOTE: Online conference registration ends on April 20, 2014 EST. You will still be able to register onsite the day of the conference. Don't forget though you only have until APRIL 7TH to take advantage of the IIUG membership savings of on your conference registration. The conference hotel guarantee room rate expires on April 4, 2014. After that we cannot guarantee the special conference rate. The hotels in the area are almost twice as much as this special rate, so don't miss out.

We look forward to seeing you April 27 - May 1.

Contact us if you have any questions concerning this year's conference.

Informix news Back to top

Warm Sun and a Hot Agenda

The time is ripe to learn about the Internet of Things and more at the 2014 IIUG Informix Conference in Miami.
Read the article in IBM Data Magazine.

Ready for Some Sun?

The 2014 IIUG Informix Conference in Miami, Florida is shaping up to host its biggest turnout ever.
Read the article in IBM Data Magazine.

The Internet of Things

Now on YouTube: The Internet of things and how Informix fits in.

Internet of Things - Introduction

Internet of Things with IBM Informix

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Sunsetting Older Informix Information Centers

The following Informix information centers will be sunset in the near future:

  • Informix 11.10 information center
  • Informix 10 information center
  • Informix products information center

After these information centers are sunset, links to them will be redirected automatically to the resources listed below. You can download final versions of the product documentation, which are being provided as-is, from these resources:

Information centers for current Informix releases will be replaced by the new IBM Knowledge Center, which is currently in Beta. Links from the current information centers will be redirected automatically to the new IBM Knowledge Center.

Consider updating your bookmarks now, and explore the IBM Knowledge Center, especially the Informix collections:

To learn more about the IBM Knowledge Center strategy, follow the IBM Technical Content blog.

- Randy House

Calendar of events Back to top

April - 2014
Date Event Location Contact
27 2014 IIUG Informix Conference Miami, Florida Cindy Lichtenauer
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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