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 #3)
July 13, 2001

Other Issues

Welcome to the third issue of the IIUG Alert! Short, sweet and time-sensitive. Please provide feedback via e-mail to


  1. The Deal Closes
  2. IBM Informix Product Nomenclature
  3. IIUG Board Elections
  4. Informix Office Connect Tutorials
  5. IIUG Server Update

The Deal Closes

IBM's purchase of Informix closed on Sunday, July 1, and IIUG is proud of assisting with the process that integrated Informix Software into IBM's Data Management division. IIUG worked closely with IBM and Informix, ensuring that the users' needs and questions were addressed. For example, IIUG advised IBM on the creation of the "Future Directions" white paper that explains how IBM will continue to support, sell and enhance Informix products for the foreseeable future. For more info:

Visit for the latest information, including a letter to IIUG from Janet Perna, IBM Data Management's top executive. Here is an excerpt from the letter that illustrates IBM's commitment to IIUG:

"IBM values your investment in and support of the Informix products, but we do not take them for granted. The IBM Data Management team will work hard to continue the successful relationship that you have shared with Informix."

IBM Informix Product Nomenclature

Are you wondering what to call the old Informix Products now? Just add the word IBM to the old name. Example: Informix Red Brick Decision Server is now IBM Informix Red Brick Decision Server. Short and sweet, like this IIUG Alert!

IIUG Board Elections

We have created an Board of Directors 2001-2002 elections corner on the IIUG web site. In it you╦ll find details about the process, timeline, nominees, voting, etc.

The slate of candidates includes 17 nominees for 11 positions on the Board. Nominee biographies and election addresses are posted - when available - at

Elections will be held during the period of August 1st through September 15, 2001. All IIUG members as of July 20, 2001 will be eligible to vote at

Informix Office Connect Tutorials

What tutorials are available to help business users rapidly develop and deploy Informix Office Connect applications?

Office Connect 2.0 product provides Data/Database visualization and reporting capabilities using spreadsheet technology. Tutorials are available at

IIUG Server Update

The IIUG server has been going through a transition in recent months to physically relocate the machine, and upgrade the OS, software, hardware and security. It is now physically located in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington DC. The email discussion lists, web pages and news message feed will now be hosted on the new and improved server. Soon to follow will be a members╦ only area of the web site that will provide member access to update your information and user profile, and easily subscribe to the email discussion lists. After this week, there will still be some setup and configuration hurdles to overcome, but hopefully it will be seamless to the user community. We hope you enjoy and appreciate these improvements and many others soon to come.

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Useful Links

Where did Informix╦s home page go?

Right here:


Sources: IIUG Board of Directors
Editors: Fred Hubbard and Rob Vorbroker, IIUG Board of Directors

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