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 #13)
December 28, 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. Happy New Year from the IIUG Board
  2. Online 5 is Alive and Well
  3. IDS 9.3 Status on Linux
  4. New Lug Corner
  5. Useful Links

1) Happy New Year from the IIUG Board!>

The IIUG Board would like to share its optimism for the coming year, expressed recently by Board members to the entire Informix community. This past year has been very eventful and as the year draws to a close, there are many positive signs that 2002 will be a great year for Informix!

Fred Hubbard, Board President, recently shared that "We have a lot to look forward to in 2002 as many of our doubts have been put to rest, and a clearer vision for our community seems to be taking shape." Board member Jerry Hamilton expressed that the Informix community "has achieved remarkable success in membership growth, product recognition and the transfer of technical knowledge to more and more people."   Fellow IIUG Board member Ron Flannery adds: "I believe that this year has been the most successful in the history of the IIUG."

As you will see in the following articles, even the venerable Online 5.0 has a bright future.  We also feature some of the latest IDS offerings for the Linux platform.  This issue also includes the new "LUG Corner" and is further evidence of the IIUG Board's continued IIUG initiative to strengthen our Special Interest Group (SIG) lists and Local User Groups (LUGs). This "lite" issue of the Alert reflects the hope that the majority of our readership is enjoying a much deserved break. before embarking on a tremendous New Year!

2) Online 5 is Alive and Well  

NOTE: For more information about OnLine 5 as well as the other "classic" products, you can subscribe to the "classics" E-mail discussion list, as indicated on your membership profile.

In reply to a question from the user community about the status of Online 5, Marcia Lyons, Online 5 Product Manger for IBM, reported that the venerable work-horse is indeed "alive and well."

Referring to the product's white paper maintained on line at the IBM Web (see ), she shared that "IBM continues to support traditional database servers and tools, the IBM Informix "Classic" products. These products have earned a reputation for utter reliability, robustness, simplicity and ease of use. Customers of all sizes and in many industries have relied on these products for a decade or more, and IBM is committed to sell, support and enhance them in line with market demand, while not disturbing the fundamental stability that makes them so attractive. Key to the future of these products is our ongoing commitment to port them to new and updated operating systems as they become available."

Concluding in her positive and upbeat response to the user she stated "All of this demonstrates a commitment far greater than even a few years ago. It's exciting to now be able to step forward and show our customers strong future plans for OnLine 5."

3) IDS 9.3 Status on Linux

NOTE: For more information about Informix on Linux, you can subscribe to the "linux-informix" E-newsletter, as indicated on your membership profile.

Our informix-linux SIG list has a new moderator (Sean R. Durity) who has taken the initiative to update the Linux FAQ page. One question recently fielded was whether Informix 9.3 was available on the Linux platform. He reported that "Yes, there is a Linux version of 9.30. Linux is still a supported platform and will be ported near the release date of other platforms. As we all know, IBM is a big supporter of Linux, so I expect this to continue (one reason we choose Informix on Linux)."

He reported that there are two part numbers for Linux kernels 2.2.14 and 2.4.0.  Watch for much more news about Informix on Linux in the upcoming issues of this IIUG Alert!

4) New LUG Corner

Several Informix Local User Groups (LUGs) met in the month of December, wrapping up an exciting year in the Informix Community. LUGs in Michigan (MIUG), Washington, DC (WAIUG), Arizona (AZIUG), North Texas (NTIUG) and Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana (OKIIUG) all convened during the busy month of December. Topics covered new features in IDS 9.3, Server Studio, the Geospatial datablade, performance tuning, 4GL and 4Js, data warehouse tips and much more.

Many LUGs are making plans for 2002, including several who have not met in a while and some that will meet for the first time. Colorado, N. California, S. Florida and Mexico are just a few. For a complete list of events, please visit and click on "Calendar" then "Events."  Hopefully you will see something in your area and can participate.

5) Useful Links

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

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.
Sources: IIUG Board of Directors

Editors: David Smith, Fred Hubbard, and Ron Flannery, IIUG Board of Directors

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