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 #155)
May 2013

Other Issues

Highlights: The IIUG board of Directors is meeting in Vancouver on June 7-9

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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Editing the Insider is mainly searching for content. This month I was not successful.

You may think that a short Insider is less work. It is not. It just means that begging, nagging and searching the web did not get me much. We have a great product. There is fascinating stuff going on. But if no one writes about it nobody will know. So once more I'm asking you all send me content. It is not much work and it will benefit us all.

Gary Ben-Israel
IIUG Insider Editor

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The IIUG board of Directors is meeting in Vancouver on June 7-9

The 2013 conference is over and we are planning for 2014. We are also working on a new website and more cool stuff. We are hoping to do more and better. I will report to you in the June Insider.

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IBM Informix 12.1 Webcast Replay

Were you unable to participate in the IBM Informix 12.1 webcast held in March? Good news: The New IBM Informix 12.1 webcast is now available On Demand! Register now to view the replay. Find out more about how the newest release of Informix offers clients and partners, the ability to take their business into the future.

Using IBM's Deep Embed Strategy to Increase Your Profits
This web cast is for every IBM Business Partner with a solution that would benefit from Information Management software integrated into their solution. Learn how to increase profits when IBM Information Management software is shipped with your solution every time.

Watch the recording.

IBM Data Magazine

Read this article by Stuart Litel (IIUG President) to find out more about what made this year's IIUG conference successful and also get a sneak peak at what is being planned for the IIUG Conference in 2014.

Ardenta Launches the UK's only Informix Private Cloud Solution

New Private Cloud leads the market in offering IT and Informix capabilities on demand, giving organizations infrastructure, expertise, licensing, maintenance, service and support at the "flick of a switch". Read the complete press release.

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Informix SPL supports the CASE statement

The CASE statement within SPL is a long overdue request for many Informix users. Finally this wish fulfilled in Informix release 12.10. Now you can use the CASE statement within SPL routines as a faster alternative to IF...ELSE...END IF statements to define a set of conditional logical branches. The syntax for the CASE statement is:

CASE [ expression ]

   WHEN condition_1 THEN result_1
   WHEN condition_2 THEN result_2
   WHEN condition_n THEN result_n

   ELSE result


You can use the CASE statement to create a set of conditional branches. The WHEN and the ELSE clauses are optional, but you must include at least one of them.

Here is an example that demonstrates how to use the case statement within SPL. In this example, the CASE statement validates a variable named .user' and reassign the value of same variable. It also includes a test for NULL value.

CREATE PROCEDURE case_user_proc( )
DEFINE user CHAR(10);
LET user = 'EndUser';
CASE user
   WHEN 'root' THEN LET user = 'SuperUser';
   WHEN 'informix' THEN LET user = 'DBA';
   WHEN NULL THEN LET user = 'Unknown';
   ELSE LET user = 'EndUser';
RETURN user;

This enhancement in the SPL code really is helpful for migrate databases from Informix XPS and other database servers to Informix server. For more information please check the Informix Information Center.

- Sanjit Chakraborty

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Informix 12.1 Roadshows

Make sure to register for one of the no-charge technical events designed to give you insight into IBM Informix 12.1 technology that solves some of the toughest business problems in the world today. Register today!

Calendar of events Back to top

June - 2013
Date Event Location Contact
17-18 2013 Informix Technical Roadshow Madrid, Spain Scott Pickett
20-21 2013 Informix Technical Roadshow Krakow, Poland Scott Pickett
September - 2013
Date Event Location Contact
12-13 2013 Informix Technical Roadshow London, England Scott Pickett
17-18 2013 Informix Technical Roadshow Paris, France Scott Pickett

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IBM Informix home page or directly at:

Informix blogs and wikis

I am trying something new on this section. I will first mention the blogs and wikis that have been updated during the last month. Blogs and wikis that have not been updated for over 6 months will be removed.

Blogs and Wikis that have been updated during the last month

More Blogs and Wikis

Forums, groups, videos, and magazines  

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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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