Informix News
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 Alert (Issue #6)
September 7, 2001

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Welcome to the IIUG Alert! The IIUG Alert contains time-sensitive material for the IBM Informix community. Please provide feedback via e-mail to


  1. IBM Informix Conference - Register Now!
  2. Survey: How Can IBM Informix Help Your Growing Business?
  3. IIUG Board Elections - Time to Vote!
  4. New Advisory Council - Malcolm Weallans
  5. IBM Informix Web Cast 'New Features: IDS 9.30'
  6. Useful Links

IBM Informix Conference - Register Now!

Registration has gone live at for the IBM Informix Conference (IIC). The conference will be held October 21-25, 2001 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, at the MGM Grand hotel.

This year's conference theme is "The Next Step," and focuses on IBM's commitment to support and enhance Informix products into the future. The featured keynote speaker is Janet Perna, General Manager, IBM Data Management. Conference features include on-site certification, interactive product roadmap discussions, and product-specific "Ask The Expert" sessions.

As usual, IIUG Members will receive a $200 discount, but members MUST update their IIUG Profile before they can register at the discounted rate. See the IIUG web site at and click on "Update Your Profile and Vote for the 2001-2002 Board of Directors."

Survey: How Can IBM Informix Help Your System Administrator?

Please answer the survey question below. It takes just a minute to respond and when you do, you help influence IBM Informix Product Management's plans, and you help strengthen IBM's already strong commitment to the Informix family of products.

Survey Question:

System Administration activities can take a lot of time and can require significant knowledge. What 3 system administration activities do you feel should be automated?

Please click on, and list the three things you'd like to see automated, in order of importance, and send your answer directly to the IBM Informix product manager responsible for making product improvements happen!

IIUG Board Elections - Time to Vote!

Make your voices heard! Get out and VOTE! Don't be left behind!

The next few years will be the most critical ever in the history of IIUG, as the Informix and IBM cultures meet and begin to work together. Vote for the people who will represent your interests during this crucial time at: and click on UPDATE MEMBERSHIP PROFILE AND VOTE.

IIUG Board elections are being held through September 15, 2001. All IIUG members as of July 20, 2001 may vote.

New Advisory Council - Malcolm Weallans

During this time of transition, the IIUG Board needs to act more quickly than ever. When questions about the IBM deal and other important issues come up, we need to quickly poll a representative sample of our membership, tabulate results, and communicate that information to IBM Informix representatives.

To this end we have introduced the IIUG Advisory Council. This body will sit alongside IUGLC as advisors to the Board of Directors, ready to quickly respond to important questions as they arise.

Please volunteer to join the IIUG Advisory Council. It won't take much time, but it will contribute greatly to our effectiveness. For more information, go to To join the IIUG Advisory Council please email

IBM Informix Web Cast 'New Features: IDS 9.30'

Please join IBM Informix on September 13, 2001 at 11:00 am PDT for the upcoming IBM Informix Partner Training web cast, 'New Features: IDS 9.30'. This web cast will cover the key features and benefits of the new release of IDS 9.30.

TopicNew Features: IDS 9.30
TimeThu, 13 Sep 2001, 11:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
Duration60 minutes
Audio(US) 888-469-6544 (Int'l) 712-257-3642 Leader: Howard Zalkin
Meeting URL:

For more detailed information, check the "News and Events" section of for instructions.

Useful Links


The International Informix Users Group (IIUG) is an international Organization designed to enhance communications between Informix and its worldwide user community. The IIUG now has over 13,000 members and enjoys major support from IBM Data Management division. We also help local user groups get started and promoted.

If you do not wish to receive future editions of this IIUG Alert by email, please visit, update your member profile and check or uncheck the appropriate choices.

Sources: IIUG Board of Directors
Editors:Rob Vorbroker and Martha Schraer, IIUG Board of Directors

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