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 #16)
February 08, 2002

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Welcome to the International Informix Users Group (IIUG) Alert! It contains time-sensitive material for the IBM Informix community. You are receiving it because you are an IIUG member or a local Informix user group leader.


  1. Europe’s IBM Software Symposium 2002 and Informix Products
  2. IDN Moves to the Informix Developer Zone
  3. IBM Informix Education On-Site Training in the US
  4. TechInfo Center Grows With IBM
  5. We Want Your Ideas for the Informix Users Conference 2002!
  6. Local User Group Corner
  7. Useful Links
  8. Closing and Credits

Europe’s IBM Software Symposium 2002 and Informix Products

For all IIUG members based in Europe, the Near East and Northern Europe, this may be the best news in a long time: IBM will host a conference in Vienna, Austria on June 10-14 that will cover all data base products, including Informix!

IIUG is currently planning its presence at the IBM Software Symposium 2002. We will keep you updated of IIUG-related events and opportunities to learn, network, influence and share with Informix fans in your area of the world.

Find the official posting on IBM's web site:

IDN Moves to the IBM Informix Developer Zone

The Informix Developer Network has moved to join DB2 and other IBM- sponsored developer sites to become the IBM Informix Developer Zone. The Zone is now live at:

The Zone aims to be a prime source for the developer community to access the latest news on Informix products and technologies, including articles, tutorials, downloads, samples, beta programs and more. A few additional features of the new site are a dynamic library and the ability to submit articles for publication in future editions.

When you visit the zone, you may notice that the Informix Developer Zone newsgroup links take you to the IIUG web site's list of special interest discussion groups:

If you are not an IIUG member yet, we encourage you to join at no charge and start sharing knowledge and experiences on the specialized IIUG lists. Note that at some point relatively soon, the IDN news groups will be deactivated. See you on the Zone!

IBM Informix Education On-Site Training in the US

IBM Informix Education has launched on-site training in the United States. Ask us about their new pricing structure which makes on-site education a more convenient and affordable option, even if you have only three or four individuals to train. IBM has told IIUG that in most cases you will save money by having IBM Informix teach at your site. You will receive the same course material and promise the same quality instruction as if you were attending at an IBM facility. In addition to saving you money and time, on-site education courses can be customized to meet the specific needs of your organization. For an additional fee, IBM Informix Education will even supply the hardware for your on-site education engagement in the United States.

Please call IBM Informix Education at 1-800-529-6999 for additional information or to schedule your on-site class, or you can visit their web site at:

TechInfo Center Grows With IBM

For years the Informix TechInfo Center has been a trusted source for technical support and information about IBM Informix products. As Informix business is integrated into that of IBM, the TechInfo Center will gradually look and function like the "eSupport" sites for other IBM products. The TechInfo Center is committed to continuing to provide customers with valuable and effective on-line support resources for their IBM Informix and U2 products.

Enrolled customers can continue to use the TechInfo Center to access product release information; technical alerts; product defect queries; product lifecycle information; publications; and to open a case electronically.

You can also be informed automatically by e-mail notification when new items are posted to the site. Members can opt-in for this feature at:

If you haven't already enrolled, you can start using TechInfo Center by locating the serial number for a product with an active IBM Informix Assurance or OpenLine maintenance contract and use the serial number when you complete the enrollment form at:

Once you have enrolled, you can go to: and select "Member Login" to start using the TechInfo Center.

Your comments and suggestions regarding the TechInfo Center are welcomed at:

We Want Your Ideas for the Informix User Conference 2002!

Preparations for the Informix User Conference 2002, scheduled for September 9-14 in Anaheim, California, are well under way and the IUC planning committee needs your input to make IUC 2002 another great educational and networking event!

IBM and the IIUG are currently in the process of defining content and looking to you for breakout session and tutorial suggestions. Are you interested in technology and solution-oriented product presentations, success stories, roadmaps, panel discussions with experts in a specific area, or introduction to other IBM products? How about a discussion on WAP, Web, OLTP, Business Intelligence, Connectivity, Tools, DataMart and Data Warehousing technologies? Please help us decide!

Your time is valuable! Make the most of it by getting what you want at IUC 2002. IBM wants to make sure that the User Conference meets your needs and that they address the issues you need to know about. Tell us what you want and we will try to integrate your requests when planning your Informix User Conference.

To submit your name and abstract for a presentation for this year's conference, go to:

You can also use IIUG’s site to submit ideas for what you would like to see presented by fellow users, IBM Business Partners, IBM architects, developers, or marketing personnel. Submit your ideas at:

Additionally, we also need many more responses to our IIUC 2001 conference survey. If you haven't already done so, now would be a great time to complete it. We're interested in your feedback even if you couldn't attend that event. The following link will take you directly to the survey at:

Local User Group Corner

The event calendar for the remainder of February has a distinctive international flair with a German User Group workshop scheduled in Hamburg, Germany, February 20. The IIUG Board will be traveling to Mexico City for a Board meeting February 24 to 26, and a number of Board members will be staying on to help get the first Mexico City User Group meeting a Grande success!

Additionally, the Informix Users Group of Northern California had its first meeting of 2002 this past Wednesday with robust attendance and excellent speakers.

Make sure you don't miss your favorite events by visiting:

Useful Links

Closing and Credits

The International Informix Users Group (IIUG) is an organization designed to enhance communications between IBM and its worldwide user community. IIUG now approaches 13,000 members 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
Editors: David Smith and Ron Flannery, IIUG Board of Directors

For comments, please send an email to UG@IIUG.ORG.