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 #14)
January 11, 2002

Other Issues

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 Survey: Past and Future -- We Need Your Feedback!
  2. Attend the Server Studio Web Cast on January 24 **CANCELED**
  3. IBM Shares Climbed 42% in 2001
  4. IDS Version 7.31UD3 Available -- UD4 Soon to Ship. NOTE: See Solaris info.
  5. Software Repository Updated
  6. LUG Corner
  7. Useful Links

IBM Informix Conference Survey: Past and Future -- We Need Your Feedback!

The 2001 IBM Informix Conference (IIC) was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA last October, and the IIUG played a key role in IIC content advice, special events, and conference promotion. Now, we need your feedback so that we can effectively influence IBM Informix conferences in 2002.

Even if you did not attend the Las Vegas event, we still want to hear from you! We want to know what kept you from attending and what can be done to put together a conference that you would want to attend this year. The next Informix Conference will be held in Anaheim, California, USA, during the week of September 9, 2002, as part of the IBM Data Management Technical Conference. It will include both Informix and DB2 content. Watch for more information.

Please take a few minutes to fill out the Conferences Survey by clicking here

Your feedback and input are invaluable!!!

Attend the Server Studio Web Cast on January 24

Please join us for the upcoming Webcast on January 24th featuring "Server Studio JE." This will be a live Web Conference event that will use PlaceWare Web Conferencing. Topics include:

- What is Server Studio JE?
- Free Functionality (Object Explorer and SQL Editor)
- Add-On Modules available from AGS Ltd (
(DBDiff and Instance Management)

Administrating IBM Informix Dynamic Server with Server Studio JE

Time: Thursday, 24 Jan 2002, 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (PST)

Duration: 60 minutes

Meeting URL (Address):

NOTE: The Web component of this Webcast only works for Internet Explorer users with Outlook 2000 or later (though you can still call in). To add this meeting to your Outlook calendar enter the following URL your Web browser:


1. Click the following Meeting URL or enter it in your browser:

Or alternatively, use the following URL:

2. On the "Enter Meeting" page that appears, supply this information:

Your Name: (enter your name)
Meeting ID: Studio JE
Meeting Key: 572826
and then click the ENTER button at the bottom of the page.

3. Access audio for the meeting based on the following:

Audio Information: Domestic: 1-888-935-1860, International: +1-712-357-3875, PassCode: IIUG, Leader: Dawn Shannon

If a phone number is listed, dial the phone number. If a URL appears, open a separate browser window and enter the audio URL to receive streaming audio for the meeting.

For help, tips and hints, FAQs, etc., go to:

For air times in your local area or geography, please use the World Time Clock Conversion tool at:

IBM Shares Climbed 42% in 2001

According to a recent Reuters note, IBM was only second to Microsoft as the top performing stock for 2001 in the Dow Jones industrial average. The story can be found at:

IBM shares ended 2001 just over $120, having kicked off the year in the mid $80s. For an illustration of IBM's daily stock performance for 2001, please go to:

Meanwhile, the Redwood City competitor's stock took a dive during the same period, from just over $25/share to under $15. Ouch! A lovely chart illustrating this stellar performance may be found at:

IDS Version 7.31UD3 Available -- UD4 Soon to Ship

Despite a quality hold on version 7.31UD2 due to problems on some Solaris platforms, the IIUG was informed recently that 7.31 UD3 is currently available and that UD4 is slated for release on 11 platforms in February.

For certain large systems UD4 will include an additional optimization for update statistics and large queries that sort a lot.

Software Repository Updated

Developers should visit the software repository to view recent changes and additions to the highly useful collection there.

The latest and greatest.... IIUG Software Repository Administrator Walt Hultgren has added a new index to make it easier to find just the right tool for the job while prolific contributor Jonathan Leffler has created a stored procedure that calculates several ISO 8601 date values.

You can visit the (new) repository news page directly at:

Local User Group (LUG) Corner

Happy New Year! The New Year is here and we want to hear from you! Please send your meeting dates for 2002 to be posted on the IIUG calendar to Dawn Shannon (

In addition, if you have any needs or concerns regarding your Local User Group (LUG) please contact both Dawn and James Edmiston ( We are here to help you make 2002 the best year ever for your group.

A brief look at the calendar revealed that the upcoming January meetings include Greater Philadelphia, PA Informix Users Group and the St. Louis Area Informix Users Group. You can send an email directly to the organizers of the functions by clicking on the Contact field for the event on the calendar. You can go directly to the January calendar schedule at the following address:

Useful Links

Watch the IIUG Highlights location for the 2001 IIC Recap photo feature!

Upcoming IBM US conferences

Informix Page within IBM PartnerWorld for Developers

IBM Informix homepage

Recent Data Management Product Announcements

Informix News from IBM Data Management

Closing and Credits

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

Sources: IIUG Board of Directors
Editors: David Smith and Ron Flannery, IIUG Board of Directors For comments, please send an email to