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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Informix News Archive
Contains Informix-related news published by online news sources (Note: recent news articles are posted in the Informix News box to the right).

Informix Redbooks Back to top

Informix Redbooks
A subset of IBM Redbooks, this is a list of Informix-specific publications. Redbooks provide positioning and value guidance, installation and implementation experiences, typical solution scenarios, and step-by-step "how-to" guidelines. They often include sample code and other support materials.

Security Bulletins Back to top

05 October 2006 - Secunia Advisory
IBM Informix Dynamic Server Insecure Temporary File Creation
Software: IBM Informix Dynamic Server 10.00
22 October 2006 - Response to IDS 10.00 Installer Security Issue
Unofficial IBM comments on the IDS 10.00 installer security issue. Includes a practical method of avoiding the problem.
Software: IBM Informix Dynamic Server 10.00

White Papers Back to top

Adobe Acrobat Presentation Enhancements in Informix Dynamic Server, Version 9.30
Carlton Doe Technical Sales Manager, IBM Data Management, October 2002
This 34-page white paper contains a detailed summary of the features and benefits of IBM Informix. Dynamic Server (IDS) 9.30, specifically as compared to IDS 7. It addresses important technical details as well as overall benefits of IDS 9.30 to help the satisfied IDS 7 customerdetermine whether or not they should move to this exciting new technology.

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Informa Case Study

Informa and IDS have helped companies to build efficient and resilient infrastructures for more than 20 years. Now, with the use of IDS 11, Informa has seen response times become seven times faster. Informa can now handle up to 300 percent more data without adding more DBAs. IDS 11 has also allowed Informa to grow in capacity while decreasing total cost of ownership (TCO)...
Verizon Case Study

Verizon, a telecommunications corporation, has used IDS for more than 15 years. With IDS, Verizon sees response times of under a second. Transactions per minute have grown to an average of 6000, with peak loads reaching 10 times that amount. Processes that once took eight hours are now finished in only 10 minutes. Verizon plans to upgrade to IDS 11, further increasing IDS business benefits...
IMPIRE Case Study

IDS has helped IMPIRE, a German-based company, produce sports statistics quickly and efficiently. IDS 11 ensures that these statistics are available on-demand, thus allowing for reliability, business growth and customer satisfaction. These IDS benefits can be seen in a recent IBM video featuring IMPIRE'?s successes...
WorldWinner Case Study

WorldWinner, a provider of internet-based skill games, has seen improvements with IDS, as well. The company hosts 600,000 games a day with IDS 10 - a 100 percent increase from the year before. IDS 11 could further enhance these benefits...

IDS 10

Adobe Acrobat Presentation Verizon Case Study

Verizon keeps customer service high with a resilient, flexible information infrastructure from IBM. For almost 15 years, Verizon has used IBM Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) technology to support its provisioning, trouble ticket and work administration applications. Verizon maintains approximately 300 instances of IDS and each instance supports between 100 and 600 gigabytes of data. IDS provides a flexible, resilient and high-performance platform to support hundreds of thousands of transactions daily...
Adobe Acrobat Presentation NetworkIP Case Study

One Point Solutions Sucess Story
NetworkIP Builds Secure Platform for Future Expansion with IBM IDS 10. Upgrade increases efficiency, security, safety and saves money ...

Conference Presentations Back to top

MS PowerPoint Presentation Extensibility Tips and Tricks
Paul Brown
This is a copy of the slides used for Paul's session at the2000 IUC meeting in Orlando, FL
MS PowerPoint Presentation Developing Object Relational Database Applications
Paul Brown
This is a copy of the slides used for Paul's tutorial session at the 2000 IUC meeting in Orlando, FL
MS PowerPoint PresentationNew Features in 9.2
Paul Brown
This is a copy of the slides used for Paul's session at the 2000 IUC meeting in Orlando, FL
MS PowerPoint PresentationHows and Whys of Migrating to 9.2
Carlton Doe
This is a copy of the slides used for Carlton's tutorial session at the 2000 IUC meeting in Orlando, FL
MS PowerPoint Presentation Getting Started on Linux
Marion Trumpeter
In this presentation, Marion discusses how to set up and install the new version of the Foundation product on Linux. She also covers what you need to do to tune the Linux kernal and use raw disk space.

Articles and Papers Back to top

SQL Shortcuts
DB2 Magazine - Lester Knutsen
Use these tricks to generate IDS SQL scripts
MS Word DocumentXA Transaction and Its implementation on IDS through WebSphere
Amitava Chakraborty
IBM Informix Interoperability

Technical artitcle - contains basic information on XA transaction, its configuration on Websphere with IDS, and troubleshooting.
Java databasing with Derby (Cloudscape)
Pan Pantziarka
Tutorial - On using Apache Derby (aka IBM Cloudscape, and Java DB) as an embedded database for a Java application.
Sun picks GPL license for Java code
News article discusses Sun's plans to release Java source code under version 2 of the General Public License (GPLv2), that governs Linux and many other open-source products.
MS Word Document Tivoli Storage Manager - Informix ontape Backup-Restore Configuration
Amitava Chakraborty, IBM India
Technical document. Includes Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) server and client installation and configuring the TSM client for Ontape backup-restore.
Push the limits of Java UDRs in Informix Dynamic Server V10
Halit (Hal) M. Maner, Chief Technology Officer, M Systems International, Inc.
Jean Georges Perrin, Director, IIUG

Tutorial - how to write server side Java code in the form of a User Defined Routine (UDR), running inside the Informix Dynamic Server (IDS). Also, learn how to set up your project using modern tools such as Eclipse.
Informix Universal Server - Kerry's Perspective
Kerry Sainsbury
This document describes some of the very cool features of "Universal Server" that distinguish it from the regular "Dynamic Server", yet doesn't shirk the important task of highlighting some of the things that really *suck* about the product.
Editor's Note: Kerry is known to never mince his words. This article is a clear illustration of that.
The Quality of Your SQL
Gavin Nour
An article on insuring high quality in SQL statements and scripts, and understanding the Informix Query Optimizer.
Using the Internet to Access Informix-Based Resources
Carlton Doe
A brief introduction to some of the Internet tools you can use to access Informix related information, software and technical assistance.
Understanding and Using Informix Stored Procedures
Rafal Czerniawski
An overview of the benefits, advantages, disadvantages, and use of Stored Procedures.
Informix driver for Ruby
Ruby extension for natively accesing an IBM Informix database server, written in ESQL/C.
Tips and Tricks on OO GUI Development Using Informix NEW ERA
Don Udawattage
An article offering so real world solutions to development of serious applications with New Era. Here is a copy of the article not regularly updated but stored on the IIUG site.
Overview of OnBar
Maury Tiller
An overview document originally used by internal Informix personel now available to the world. Thanks Maury.

Discussion Transcripts Back to top

Transcript of the 1997 IIUG ATE Session
The transcript of the "Ask The Experts" session at the 1997 Informix Worldwide Users Conference. This session was part of the technical track sponsored by the IIUG. Participants on this panel included the Dr. Paula Hawthorne, Don Top, Jonathan Leffler, Brett Bachman, Michael Ubell, Jeff Fried, Kevin Whitley, Clem Akins, and Troy Hewitt.

Book Excerpts Back to top

Reusable Informix-4GL Coding
Kerry Sainsbury
A chapter dedicated to describing how Informix-4GL can be used to produce nice, modular, robust, re-usable code. It also points out potentially nasty problems with some common coding techniques.
Informix-4GL Coding
Kerry Sainsbury
A book chapter that discusses some of the features of Informix-4GL and gives guidelines on how they can be used successfully.

Other Documentation and Files Back to top

ER (Entity-Relationship) diagrams of the System and Stores databases in IDEF and IE formats.*

*These are JPEG images of Master Sergeant Douglas White's work.
Scott Ait Force Base, Illinois, USA
IIUG Member since 1995
Email Douglas White

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