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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 #9)
Oct 17, 2001

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 - Last Chance!
  2. IIUG Highlights at the IBM Informix Conference
  3. IIC: Submit ATE & IRM questions via
  4. Local User Group News
  5. Last Call for the IBM Informix Configuration Survey!
  6. XPS 8.32 stuff
  7. Useful Links

IBM Informix Conference - Last Chance!

It's almost here! The IBM Informix Conference (IIC) will kick off on Monday, Oct. 22nd with tutorials and the evening opening reception to a big crowd of Informix product loyalists, partners, press, analysts and the biggest contingent of IIUG members ever.

While IBM Data Management has done a commendable job communicating the Informix product portfolio future direction, IIC will go deeper into detail. It will additionally provide us various opportunities to affect the future of these products through direct interaction with product managers and senior developers. We will also learn how Informix products fit within IBM Data Management's DB2 family.

Partners in particular will have much to look forward to. IBM will introduce its vision and programs for Informix partners in a conference track that is completely dedicated to partner interests. Find more info at .

If you haven't registered yet but are still thinking about itů The registration link is right here:

Don't forget to claim your $200 discount for IIUG members subscribed by October 5, 2001.

2001 IBM Informix Conference
October 21-25, 2001

IIUG Highlights at the IBM Informix Conference

IIUG will be present at IIC in many ways, including all Ask the Expert and Interactive Roadmap sessions, which will be moderated by IIUG leaders. Other IIUG highlights are:

  • IIUG Booth: Whenever the Exhibit Hall is open, starting Monday Oct. 22nd at 5 PM. Stop by to meet leaders of IIUG, submit questions to Ask the Expert and Interactive Roadmap Sessions, become an IIUG member and more.
  • IIUG Annual General Session, taking place in the "main tent". Join us for the first annual IUGGY awards ceremony, the introduction of the 2001-2002 IIUG Board of Directors, and a State of IIUG address by Fred Hubbard, IIUG President: Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, 1-2 PM.
  • "Meet the Executives" session, facilitated by Fred Hubbard, IIUG President, and hosting a panel of top IBM Data Management Execs including Don Haderle, Jim Kelly, Alan Grady and Thor Culverhouse: Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, 5-6 PM.
  • "Meet the Developers", a traditional IIUG-sponsored event that brings Informix users and IBM Data Management product management and development staff face to face in a casual setting, which includes food and beverages: Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, 6-8 PM.

IIC: Submit ATE & IRM questions via

This year IIC will include the all-traditional Ask the Expert (ATE) sessions, to answer questions about current products and features, and new Interactive Roadmap (IRM) sessions, to discuss future product releases and enhancements.

To submit questions in advance to any of these sessions, please click on "Submit Your Questions" and type away. A 'Submit Your Questions' link is also located at Don't forget to type ATE or IRM at the beginning of each question to facilitate sorting.

Local User Group News

Are you aware that there are over 40 Informix local user groups around the world? If you are interested in finding out more about local user group activities in your area, please visit the IIUG web site, click on community and local user groups. If you find a group near you, please make contact with the listed contact. If you are interested in starting a local user group, please send an email to . Finally, if you are already involved in a local user group and you notice that the information on the web site is not up to date, please notify James Edmiston - or Dawn Shannon -

Last Call for the IBM Informix Configuration Survey!

Due date October 18, 2001 5 PM GMT

What's in it for you? Find out if you have enough CPUs, disk, and other capabilities. You will be able to contrast your configuration with other similar servers. All configuration data will be treated confidentially. You could also be announced as having winning server characteristics if we are permitted to disclose your identity and company name.

Participants will receive earlier access to the survey results and a small memento as a token of our appreciation.

More details at:

XPS 8.32 stuff

The newest version of XPS, Version 8.32, is now available. This new version delivers on IBM's commitment to support XPS and its users and is more robust than ever thanks to significant usability, supportability, and quality improvements

A simplified upgrade process means users can quickly take advantage of the new product's benefits. These include improved administrative efficiency, improved operational efficiency, improved supportability over older versions, and added support for HP11.i and AIX 5.1 (32-bit), for those interested in moving to these state-of-the-art hardware platforms.

With this release, a number of customer-reported bugs have been attacked, and that has reduced the time required to administer and manage the database environment.

IBM / Informix field personnel can solve your query plan issues more quickly now, thanks to the addition of several new optimizer directives. Together with directives already present in previous XPS versions, these new directives can be used to force various query plans during optimization.

Several new features improve database security, simplify query construction for application developers, and enhance fail over support.

For more information contact Mohan Natraj, Worldwide Marketing Manager, XPS at .

To learn more about XPS, visit

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
Editor: Rob Vorbroker and Fred Hubbard, IIUG Board of Directors

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