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 (Issue #25)
18 April 2003

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Highlights: Member Referrals, New Informix Strategy Webcast, IBM Q1'03 Results, and More...

Welcome to the International Informix Users Group (IIUG) Insider! Designed for IIUG members and Informix user group leaders, this publication contains timely and relevant information for the IBM Informix community.


  1. 2003 IIUG Referral Program Kicked Off
  2. Don Top: Informix @ IBM, Product & Strategy Update Q2-2003
  3. Upcoming Local User Groups:NYC, Utah, Stockholm, S. Fco...
  4. More IBM Conferences to Include Informix Content in 2003
  5. IBM Announced Quarterly Financial Results
  6. Informix Mobile Academy in the USA
  7. Developer Domain: Improving XPS Performance w/GK Indexes
  8. FourJ's Renews Training Discount to IIUG Members in USA
  9. Useful Links
  10. Closing and Credits

2003 IIUG Referral Program Kicked Off

All IIUG members are invited to participate in the 2003 referral program and help our group grow stronger and bigger. It is easy. Just tell your Informix user colleagues and friends to visit and enter your e-mail address in the "Referred By" field located at the top of the "Join" screen.

Look for your special personalized link which you may send to your referrals. When clicked on, this link will take the referred individual to the IIUG join screen and automatically fill "Referred By" field.

What the Referring IIUG Member Will Get: IIUG members will obtain ONE point for every individual they refer who joins IIUG. Members who accumulate three points may redeem an IIUG lapel pin. Those who accumulate five points may redeem a lapel pin plus an IIUG luggage tag. The IIUG member who refers the most new members will receive a special price: A fully functional copy of AGS' Server Studio JE v.3.0 [] normally priced US$1195.

Just released, Server Studio JE v.3.0 was developed by AGS in cooperation with IBM. Server Studio JE is a set of integrated, state-of-the-art DBMS tools that helps you maximize availability, performance and security of your databases and to consolidate, integrate and effectively manage entire IBM Informix DBMS infrastructure throughout your enterprise. Thank you AGS!

The referral program runs from 15 April through 15 October 2003.

For additional information, please visit

Don Top: Informix @ IBM, Product & Strategy Update Q2-2003

IBM recently informed IIUG that Don Top, VP and Informix Advocacy Executive, has recorded a webcast to keep us informed and up to date with the Informix product strategy and the value that Informix and other IBM software products can bring to our businesses. Check out "Informix @ IBM: Product and Strategy Update Q2- 2003", the sequel to "Informix Product Roadmap - Securing Your Future" at:

Available through 30 June 2003.

Upcoming Local User Groups:NYC, Utah, Stockholm, S. Fco...

There is a strong concentration of local user group meetings in the upcoming weeks. We encourage you to attend and pass on the news to your colleagues and friends with an interest in IBM Informix products.

  • New York Metro (NYMARIUG), 23 April
  • Utah Informix User Group, Salt Lake City, 24 April
  • Swedish Informix User Conference 2003, 5 May
  • San Francisco Bay Area (IUGNC), 7 May
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 8 May (Tentative)
  • Seattle, Washington, 12 May
  • UK Informix User Group, 15 May
  • Southern California, 15 May

For more information on these and other upcoming Informix-related events, please visit

If you would like to learn more about Informix local user groups, please visit and

More IBM Conferences to Include Informix Content in 2003

IIUG ENews has learned that an IBM Data Management Technical Conference will take place on 23-27 June in Hamburg, Germany, and will include significant IBM Informix and U2 content. This will be the third IBM conference to do so for 2003!

For additional information, enrollment and conference track descriptions, please visit

Additionally, please keep in mind the upcoming IBM Software Symposium 2003, scheduled for 19-23 May in Munich, Germany:

And, of course, for IIUG members residing in the US, Canada and Latin America, their own IBM Data Management Technical Conference is to take place 27-31 October in Las Vegas, Nevada:

Keep an eye on for information related to special conference discounts and events for IIUG members.

IBM Announced Quarterly Financial Results

You can access the company's official statement at Additionally, the two following links provide access to stories the media published on the announcement:



  • "IBM Corp.'s first-quarter earnings rose 16 percent from a year earlier but narrowly missed Wall Street expectations even as acquisitions helped lift revenue by 11 percent. "
  • "At the software unit, IBM's third largest, revenue rose 8 percent to $3.1 billion."
  • "Analyst Kimberly Caughey at investment banking firm Parker/ Hunter Inc. in Pittsburgh said that the slight earnings miss ''isn't that important... They did well considering the economy and the war,'' she said."
  • "Analyst Carl Greiner at Stanford, Conn.-based Meta Group... ''If we get any kind of turnaround in the economy, they should be positioned quite well...''"

Informix Mobile Academy in the USA

IBM has notified us that those of us based in the United States can get trained at our own place and at our own pace with the Informix Mobile Academy.

In an effort to provide better flexibility to its customers needing on-site education, IBM has invested in a virtual classroom in a box. They have multiple laptops and servers ready to ship out to customer training locations. This mobile academy is fully self-contained with all the necessary power adapters, network equipment and cables necessary to deliver a course. All you need to do is schedule the on-site engagement with IBM and they will take care of the rest.

For more information please visit:

Developer Domain: Improving XPS Performance w/GK Indexes

IIUG ENews was just notified of this new posting in the Developer Domain:

Improving Performance in IBM Informix XPS with GK Indexes

"Make your IBM Informix Extended Parallel Server (XPS) data warehouse queries fly with GK indexes! This article tells you what they are, how they work, and how you can make sure the ones you've defined are actually being used."

Thanks to Kathy Zeidenstein, Managing Editor, DB2 Developer Domain (

FourJ's Renews Training Discount to IIUG Members in USA

IIUG sponsor, FourJ's, renewed its 15% discount to all IIUG members who purchase training classes in the United States. All you need to do is identify yourself as an IIUG member. For course dates and descriptions, please visit

You may note that FourJ's new product, Genero, now gets a "Getting Started" class in May. Genero is FourJ's I-4GL compatible next-generation environment. More info on this product is available at

To receive a training registration packet or obtain additional information, please email:

Useful Links

In response to your input, we have created a new page on the IIUG web site containing all the links we used to include. Please find it at:

Closing and Credits

The International Informix Users Group (IIUG) is an organization designed to enhance communications between IBM and its worldwide user community. IIUG's membership database now exceeds 17,000 entries 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, IIUG Board of Directors
Jean Georges Perrin, IIUG Board of Directors, and
Fred Hubbard, IIUG General Manager
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