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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 #11)
Nov 16, 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

LATE-BREAKING NEWS: IIC CD now available! See:


  1. ERRATA: Pardon our Slip - Corrected IDUG Conference Information
  2. Fred Hubbard to Continue as IIUG President
  3. Reserve September 9-12, 2002, for the Next IBM Informix Conference
  4. IBM Informix Office Connect: General Availability Announced
  5. Enhancements to the IIUG SIG Email Discussion Lists
  6. TechInfo Center Feature Added: Order Product Updates Online
  7. Gartner Reports IBM Database Sales Tops in Europe for 2000
  8. St. Louis, Missouri, Area Training Classes Offered
  9. Useful Links

ERRATA: Pardon our Slip - Corrected IDUG Conference Information

Dates and locations of the 2002 International DB2 Users Group (IDUG) conferences were reported incorrectly in the previous IIUG Alert. The corrected dates and locations were revised immediately on our web site. The correct dates and locations are:

  • May:
  • San Diego
  • October:
  • Lisbon

    As stated in our last issue, IIUG plans to be present at these two conferences in addition to the IBM Learning Services conferences slated for next year. See the IDUG web site at for additional details on all 2002 IDUG conferences and see below for information on the next IBM Informix Conference.

    Fred Hubbard to Continue as IIUG President

    The IIUG Board of Directors reconfirmed Fred Hubbard as IIUG President for the coming year. Fred had accepted responsibility on a transitional basis last April and provided crucial and effective leadership during the initial phase of the IBM acquisition of Informix.

    Reserve September 9-12, 2002, for the Next IBM Informix Conference

    IIUG will once again provide content advisory and promotional support for the 2002 IBM Informix Conference (IIC) in Anaheim, California. The IIUG Leadership Council Meeting, the IIUG Annual General Meeting, and other key annual IIUG events will be a part of 2002 IIC. Also, the usual IIUG- sponsored break-outs, including Interactive Roadmap sessions, "Ask The Experts" sessions, Developer's Night, and "Meet the Executives" are all tentatively planned for 2002 IIC!

    As always, the IIUG will assist IBM to ensure that all conference presentations are technically useful and relevant to the IBM Informix community of users. The 2002 IIC will be a separate and parallel event with the IBM DB2 & Business Intelligence Conference. Special pricing will be available for attendees who would like to attend sessions in both conferences.

    IBM Informix Office Connect: General Availability Announced

    IBM announced the general availability of IBM Informix Office Connect Web Edition 3.0 and IBM Informix Office Connect Personal Edition 3.0 at the IBM Informix Conference in Las Vegas. The Office Connect 3.0 product suite enhances the productivity of customers in e-businesses who require easy, distributed, and secure data visualization and reporting capabilities using spreadsheet technology (MS Excel) in both Intranet- Internet (Web Edition) and Client-Server (Personal Edition) environments. The Office Connect product suite works with both IBM DB2 and Informix database servers. For more details and a link to the v2.0 tech brief, visit:

    Also, you can view the full Office Connect product announcement at:

    Please note that a new IIUG email discussion list has been created for this product suite: .

    Enhancements to the IIUG SIG Email Discussion Lists

    IIUG hosts a number of Special Interest Group (SIG) email discussion lists. In an ongoing effort to enrich our services and add value to our membership, we have made the following changes to these lists:

    • Consolidated the D4GL-Tools and Informix-Client-Tools lists into a list named
    • Split the Engines list into two new lists: and
    • Created a new list called
    • Changed the PATU list to and modified its description accordingly
    • Redefined the LSDW-Group list objective to become more of a discussion about data warehousing and very large data base concepts and issues without regard to product specifics
    • Removed old lists that were no longer relevant

    Visit to view a list of all the groups and descriptions. We hope that you are able to utilize these lists to share the feedback and experiences of users with similar interests. The lists are also reviewed by IBM Data Management personnel with jobs related to the subject matter.

    As an IIUG member, you can subscribe to the list by logging on to the member area at under "Quick Links" using your member number, last name and email address. Once logged in, click on the "Subscribe" button and then click the check box next to the desired lists. Once subscribed, you can send email to, where Listname is the name of the list. If you have any problems, suggestions or questions, email James Edmiston at

    TechInfo Center Feature Added: Order Product Updates Online

    Jennifer L. Ringgold, IBM Informix Marketing Specialist, has reported that a new feature within the Informix TechInfo Center is now available. Customers with active Assurance or OpenLine maintenance agreements now have the ability to order product updates online. The customers only need to enter their ship-to, bill-to, and product request (with or without a part number).

    A convenient link to the Product Availability Query is available for customers to check the order availability of products on their platform prior to placing their order. Delivery options include electronic delivery or ground delivery on CD-ROM, DAT or 8MM tape. Orders are fulfilled approximately 5 to 7 business days from the time of order to receipt depending on the method of delivery.

    Customers with a user ID and password can access the Product Update Form from the Product Support link on the TechInfo Center's left navigation bar at:

    Customers are also encouraged to sign up for the TechInfo email notifications to get new information and features within the TechInfo Center on a timely basis.

    Gartner Reports IBM Database Sales Tops in Europe for 2000

    A report from independent analyst firm Gartner Dataquest showed that IBM had surpassed the competition in database management system software new license sales in Europe by more than 11 points of share for 2000. The article also placed IBM first in the relational database market in new license sales for 2000 with a 38.2 per cent market share.

    IBM recently announced its 18th consecutive quarter of growth. In the third quarter of 2001, DB2 grew 56 percent on distributed platforms, five times faster than the industry growth rate.

    SOURCE: Gartner Dataquest, Database Management Systems Software: European Market Shares 2000, August 2001

    St. Louis, Missouri, Area Training Classes Offered

    Newly-elected board member Jerry Hamilton reports that IBM Informix has agreed to begin conducting Informix training classes in the St. Louis, Missouri area! Jerry stated: "As we all face challenges these days with company restrictions, encumbered budgets, long-distance travel cutbacks, being away from home/office, and simply not having enough time, training offerings close to home and convenient for air travel is a big plus. Not only is St. Louis centrally located, but Lambert International Airport is easy to fly in and out of."

    The first of several new classes offered were completed this week, with three more classes still scheduled for the remainder of this calendar year. The remaining classes for this year are:

    November 29 & 30:Stored Procedures & Triggers @ IBM Maryville
    December 10, 11, 12 & 13:Managing & Optimizing IDS @ SBC One Bell Center
    December 17, 18, 19 & 20:Getting Started with Java @ SBC One Bell Center

    Check out the training schedule in your area at:

    Useful Links

    Closing and Credits

    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 the IBM 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

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