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 Insider (Inaugural Issue #1)
May 17, 2002

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Welcome to the International Informix Users Group (IIUG) Insider! It contains timely and relevant information for the IBM Informix community. You are receiving it because you are an IIUG member or a local Informix user group leader.

In response to your input, the IIUG Insider has replaced the IIUG Alert as our bi-weekly electronic publication. The IIUG Alert from hereon will be reserved only for urgent and time-sensitive information. All IIUG electronic publications are now archived in a single location at


  1. European IBM Software Symposium Discount Code for IIUG Members
  2. IBM Informix SE 7.25 Now Available for Free Download
  3. Informix Today Newsletter Registration Instructions
  4. IBM Informix Product Portfolio White Paper v.3 Get It Now!
  5. IIUG Software Repository News
  6. IIUG Webmaster Warning
  7. IBM Steals the Database Crown from Oracle
  8. Do You Need 32 TB of Storage?
  9. New IBM Informix Curriculum View Page
  10. Useful Links
  11. Closing and Credits

European IBM Software Symposium - Discount Code for IIUG Members

IBM has extended a 10% registration fee discount to IIUG members who attend the upcoming IBM Software Symposium 2002. Get the latest IBM Informix product roadmaps, as well as trends and insights about Data Warehousing, Content Management and Database Engines and learn about IBMs full e-business software portfolio.

To register, please visit and use this registration code: 02DM78.

For information on the IBM Informix product track sessions, please visit:

IBM Informix SE Personal Edition 7.25 Now Available for Free Download

Visit the Members Area at right away to download IBM Informix Standard Engine Personal Edition v.7.25 for Linux and Win2K!

Please note that to have access to this free and fully operational download, you must be an IIUG member with a current profile. IBM doesn't support this software and you may not use it to run production applications.

IIUG would like to thank IBM's Informix Standard Engine development and product marketing teams for making this possible, including Meg, Marcia, Jeff, Venkatesh and Hemant.

Informix Today Newsletter - Registration Instructions

In response to IIUG advocacy and your direct feedback, IBM is on the verge of launching a monthly newsletter solely dedicated to IBM Informix products and services. Registration is free at

IBM Informix Product Portfolio White Paper v.3 - Get It Now!

The IBM Informix Product Portfolio White Paper v.3 is a major revision of the original. Every product section goes farther and deeper, and the IBM Data Management vision is fully explained.

Get it now by contacting your IBM sales representative. Alternatively, the IIUG web site will provide a link to it around May 24th.

We encourage you to provide feedback by writing to

IIUG Software Repository News


By popular request, old copies of the arcunload/archecker utility have been located and returned to the Special Software section of the Repository. If you are contemplating using this software, please note that it is still unsupported and still potentially dangerous. For more information visit

Recent New Submissions and Updates

Software has recently been submitted or updated by Tom Garner, Art Kagel, Ravi Krishna and Vagner Pontes. For more information, please visit

IIUG Webmaster Warning

Individuals have been sending e-mail messages pretending to be the IIUG Webmaster or other IIUG leaders. They are simply entering these names in the "reply to" field and do not seem to contain viruses.

We regret the nuisance but want to clarify that these messages are not being routed through the IIUG server nor do they represent IIUG activity or interests in any way.

If you should receive any of these messages, please forward the e-mail header information to a subject line of "Bogus IIUG Message Received" will be placed in your message.

IBM Steals the Database Crown from Oracle

Helped by its billion-dollar purchase of Informix, IBM has replaced Oracle at the top of the database management software market, according to figures released early last week by Gartner.

For more information, we invite you to visit the following sites:

Do You Need 32 TB of Storage?

Researchers at IBM made headlines again earlier this month. IBM is attempting to build by the end of this year a 32-terabyte storage system out of a 3 x 3 x 3 array of 27 small, relatively simple hard-disk modules it calls collective intelligent bricks.

For more information, please visit:

New IBM Informix Curriculum View Page

IBM Learning Services communicated to IIUG that the new IBM Informix Curriculum View page is now live on their Web site in the US at

IBM's Amiet Goldman said: "We believe that the new look is much cleaner and therefore hopefully our customers will find the information they need to enroll in classes and make training decisions more rapidly and with greater ease of navigation."

Tell IIUG what you think of this new page by writing to

Useful Links

Closing and Credits

The International Informix Users Group (IIUG) is an organization designed to enhance communications between IBM and its worldwide user community. IIUG now approaches 14,000 members and enjoys the support and commitment of IBM's Data Management division. Key programs include local user groups and special interest groups, which we promote and assist from launch through growth.

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

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