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Highlights: New Downloads in the IIUG member area
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 new IIUG board, or rather the old board plus Miguel, officially started its term at the IIUG conference in Kansas.We are already thinking about our next conference. Choosing the location was not easy. We all enjoyed Kansas but would like to go somewhere else for a change. However our top priorities are getting excellent content at a reasonable price. This makes Kansas impossible to match. So it seems we will meet in Kansas once again. I hope to see you all, and many others, next year.
This was the first time we had professors from Kansas universities at our conference. This is part of the academic initiative led by IBM with the IIUG participation. We are also planning to reach our local user groups. If your group needs any help from the IIUG please email the board member who is in charge of your region:
Last but not least, we are launching our Web 2.0 project. I hope we finish before Web 3.0 becomes mainstream.
New Downloads in the IIUG member area
If you are a member you can just login and select your favorite presentations and download them. If you are not a member just click on the Login button go the conference downloads and select the IIUG 2009 Conference.
New and Updated Courses now Available!
To build your skills and increase your knowledge IBM has released and updated four new and updated courses within Informix, U2, and DB2 for LUW and z/OS providing in-class and online options:
Find out more: http://www.iiug.org/url/ibm_training.htmlBuild your skills! Browse the Information Management Skills blogs
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Informix Chat with the Lab
Thursday, June 11
Virtualization and Cloud Computing with IDS!
This month's Informix Chat with the Lab will be on the popular topic of Virtualization and Cloud Computing with IDS.
Informix Dynamic Server is widely deployed in virtualized environments and has a profile and feature set that lends itself to virtualization. In this presentation you will learn about IBM's virtualization and cloud computing strategy for Informix, including virtualization platform support, current IBM solutions such as the Informix virtual appliance and Amazon Machine Images available for the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), and the Informix roadmap for virtualization and cloud computing.
Jerry Keesee, Director of the Informix Lab will introduce the call and Guy Bowerman, Informix Embeddability Architect will be our technical speaker.
Participant access information
To register for this event:
Presentation material will be available at http://www.ibm.com/informix/labchats prior to the event.New in DeveloperWorks
Configure WebSphere Application Server Community Edition with Informix Dynamic Server Combine
28 May 2009
Pure Concentrated Data
27 May 2009
For more information go to DeveloperWorks - Informix: http://www.iiug.org/url/dw_informix.html
Socket & Server pricing overview
On May 19, Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) announced additional pricing options to help customers meet their business needs and reduce their costs. Two new charge metrics are now available.
In addition, memory configuration limit for the IDS Workgroup Edition has been raised from 8GB to 16GB of allocated shared memory (SHMTOTAL). Customers who wish to take advantage of this higher memory limit must obtain a refresh copy of the IDS V11.50xC4 release from Fix Central at:
A summary of the new price options available to IDS could be found at:
For details on the new pricing options, please see this IBM Software Announcement letter:
The catalog just released May 2009. To get the catalog go to:
The voice of the IIUG community can now be heard on VendorRate!
VendorRate online customer satisfaction scorecards (see sample, below) identify IT and Telecom companies that do a great job - and those who don't. This is an exciting service every department should use before making costly purchasing decisions.
Let's show our support! Visit VendorRate.com to rate IT providers and consultants today.
Miguel Carbone Profiled
Here it is again -- time for a new board and new profiles... Let's discover together board member Miguel Carbone.
Informix Blogs and things
In response to your input, we have created a page on the IIUG web site containing all the links we used to include. Please find it at:
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