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 #12)
Dec 14, 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. 2002 Conferences - Schedule Firming Up
  2. IBM Informix Featured in DB2 Today
  3. IIUG Event Calendar Enhanced and Updated
  4. IBM Data Management Strikes Gold
  5. Four J's V3.2 Added to IBM Informix Tools Portfolio
  6. Technology Poll Pointing to Recovery
  7. International News Links Featured
  8. New IDC White Paper on IBM and Informix
  9. Useful Links

1) 2002 Conferences - Schedule Firming Up

IIUG Board member Paul Mosser shared with the Board that last week's announcement by IBM Data Management about next year's NEW "IBM Data Management Conference" promises an event jam packed with learning opportunity.

The announcement stated that the 2002 Informix User Conference will kick off on September 9th in Anaheim, California, alongside the DB2 and Business Intelligence Technical Conference, and both will be part of a much larger event: the NEW "IBM Data Management Conference", covering the "hottest" DB2, Informix and BI topics in the marketplace.

The latest US conference information may be obtained at:

In other conference news, it was reported by IBM Global Services that there are definite plans to include Informix content in the Europe Middle East Asia (EMEA) conference being planned for June, 2002. As soon as we learn more we will let you know.

2) IBM Informix Featured in DB2 Today

The IIUG board is always on the lookout for new and useful information resources to bring to the attention of our membership. We were recently alerted to a new addition to IBM's online publication "DB2 Today" by member Lester Knutson. Starting with their November issue, the publication is featuring IBM Informix products along with DB2 fare. An interesting and innovative feature of this facility is the ability to customize or filter for subject areas the reader is most interested in.

The November issue featured three articles on IBM Informix products originating from IIUG sources. Registration and filtering options can be maintained on-line by proceeding to the following link:

3) IIUG Event Calendar Enhanced and Updated

If you haven't visited the IIUG Event Calendar featured at our web site lately, a recent enhancement has improved the convenience of its usage. Rather than linking always to January, the visitor is now placed close to current upcoming events. Additionally, many 2002 events were just added to the calendar and it is worth a look at to begin planning for the new year. Local user groups are encouraged to promote their local events via the calendar and easy instructions for making an addition on-line are provided. Proceed to this link for a quick look:

Local user group leaders can post their event information at this location:

4) IBM Data Management Strikes Gold

A new tech support offering is now available to customers. The new "Gold" support program is "intended for Informix customers who want the flexibility to install either Informix or DB2 products in whatever combination is required to meet their business needs over time." A complete description of this new service offer may be viewed at:

5) Four J's V3.2 Added to IBM Informix Tools Portfolio

IBM Informix announced the general availability of Four J's Business Development Suite v. 3.10. This Four J's product replaces Dynamic 4GL in IBM's Informix DB Tools portfolio.

Four J's Business Development Suite claims to be "the fastest way to Windows, the Internet and Mobile devices for existing and new IBM Informix 4GL applications". The official announcement also read as follows:

"Four J's Business Development Suite allows for the seamless opening of applications to a wide variety of new graphical computing environments, with it's three-tier, thin-client architecture, Four J's Business Development Suite offers unmatched application performance and scalability with server support for Windows NT, Linux and UNIX platforms."

"With Four J's Business Development Suite, users now have access to Open Database Interface (ODI). The ODI provides native access to both Informix and DB2 databases, improving both reliability and performance."

"In the upcoming V3.2 release, the ODI architecture has been completely rewritten to provide up to 3 times the throughput over previous releases. In addition to ODI, customers will receive the following client libraries for various

GUIs: Web (formerly HTML), Java, Windows, X.11 and ASCII. The Development License also includes an improved Interactive Debugger."

"Four J's Business Development Suite includes Global Language Support (Level 4), which supports single byte character sets, left-to-right languages like US English, German, Greek, etc., single byte character sets, right-to-left languages like Hebrew and Arabic, and double byte character sets like Japanese, Korean, simplified and traditional Chinese."

"If a customer is currently under an active Dynamic 4GL maintenance contract up through June 30, 2002, the customer will receive at no charge, a Four J's Business Development Suite Version 3.10 or greater."

"Contact your local IBM Account Executive, Channel Account Manager, or Telesales representative if you need assistance in obtaining these products."

6) Technology Poll Pointing to Recovery

IIUG Board President Fred Hubbard reviewed a recent article on the results of the November CIO Magazine Tech Poll and wanted to share it with our IIUG membership because it presented a favorable technology outlook and may indicate a recovery in the technology sector. The article may be viewed at the following location:

7) International News Links Featured

Another useful site (also listed in our Useful Links for this Alert) with special features for our international community is the IBM product news web site. Note that the three most recent articles are from international sources! See the latest

Informix product news on-line at:

8) New IDC White Paper on IBM and Informix

Analyst Carl W. Olofson, of IDC, has just published a new white paper on The IBM Informix acquisition, appropriately titled "IBM and Informix - A Marriage of Strength and Innovation".

The paper explores the reasons why IBM acquired Informix by examining the history and technology of Informix. It also discusses IBM's stated intentions for Informix technology going forward and considers the implications for users of both IBM and Informix RDBMS technology.

You may download this paper from a link on the IIUG web site or at:

9) Useful Links

Watch the IIUG Highlights location for the 2001 IIC Recap photo feature! http://www.iiug.oindex.php

NEW: 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.

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