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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
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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
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IIUG Insider (Issue #41)
28 November 2003

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Highlights: Board Elections Begin, Ontario UG Launches & 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. Elections for the 2004 IIUG Board Of Directors Have Begun
  2. Ontario Canada Informix User Group (OCIUG) Launched
  3. Informix Local User Group Update
  4. Red Brick User Group Launched in EMEA
  5. Software Group Products for Informix - Guide
  6. The Latest on IBM's developerWorks for Informix
  7. Useful Links
  8. Closing and Credits

Elections for the 2004 IIUG Board Of Directors Have Begun

IIUG is pleased to announce that elections for the 2004 IIUG Board of Directors are taking place on our website from 24 November 2003 through 12 December 2003.

Ten IIUG members are running, one less than the 11 available seats. Because of this, our election consists of the entire candidate list being displayed and the members being asked to vote Yes/No/Abstain on the list as a slate. As it is now traditional, each candidate's election address has been included in the ballot.

The election slate includes four returning candidates and six first time nominees. Geographically, six nominees reside in the USA, while four reside in EMEA (Europe, Middle-East and Africa). We are proud to say this is proportionately the best EMEA representation we have ever had!

For this election, IIUG has developed a brand new process and web-based system. The Nominating Committee, which consists of three non-returning IIUG Board members (James Edmiston, Jerry Hamilton and Hal Maner) will be closely involved during the elections process, providing daily audits of the votes.

We encourage you to vote as your opinion is important for all of us in IIUG. To cast your ballot, your IIUG membership number will be required. This number is usually included in IIUG e-mail correspondence such as the Insider. It will also be included in forthcoming election-specific Alerts.

You can vote now by visiting

Thank you for your support of IIUG!

Ontario Canada Informix User Group (OCIUG) Launched

The inaugural Ontario Canada Informix User Group (OCIUG) meeting was held at the IBM lab in Toronto on Wednesday, November 12. At this full-day session, IBM presented a wide variety of topics, including a technical roadmap for IDS and all other Informix products, an overview of the entire IBM software portfolio, and technical presentations on Information Integrator, Office Connect, Server Studio, and Informix Server Administrator.

During the afternoon session Jacques Roy presented a "T3" - a detailed technical overview of IDS 9.4 and how to use it. The entire session was very well-received by the 60+ attendees!

The session surveys evidenced a high degree of satisfaction and enthusiasm with the event, as shown by the following comments:

  • Bill Smith: "Valuable IBM presentations."
  • Grace He: "The afternoon session (Jacques Roy) was very useful"
  • Anonymous: "Good to have a session on extensibility UDA by Jacques Roy"
  • Stephanette D'Souza: "Jacques made a fun' filled session"
  • Robert Young: "Excellent Speaker" comment made on Jacques Roy

The next meeting will be held in March; details will be available on Thanks to everyone that attended!

Informix Local User Group Update

As mentioned in the preceding note, the inaugural Ontario Canada Informix User Group (OCIUG) meeting took place earlier this month in Toronto with over 60 attendees. IIUG formally welcomes and congratulates the newest Informix user group as they build on their successes with their next meeting scheduled for March 2004.

The list of upcoming Informix Local User Group meetings and events for December brings 2003 to a close with the following scheduled meetings and events.

3 December Arizona Informix User Group,
Phoenix, Arizona
Contact: Paul Mosser,

3 December Southern California Informix User Group,
Costa Mesa, CA
Contact: Brian Pang,

11 December Switzerland Informix User Group Meeting,
Zofingen, Ringer AG, Switzerland
Contact: Mark Isepponi,

12 December New York Metro Area Regional Informix User Group (NYMARIUG)
New York, New York
Contact: Michael Hiskey,

Check the IIUG events calendar periodically,, for the most up to date listing of Informix Local User Group meetings and events.

News Flash: April 21, 2004 - Washington (DC) Area Informix Users Group Forum 2004. Save the date and be watching for more details!

Red Brick User Group Launched in EMEA

The first meeting of the Red Brick User Group in EMEA (Europe-Middle East-Africa) was held at the IBM Forum in Milan on 9 & 10 September 2003. This meeting was held with the intention of the Users gaining a good understanding of what IBM's directions and plans for Red Brick are, and for all attendees have the opportunity to give their input, concerns/issues/problems.

Minutes of the meeting plus key presentations are available on the IIUG website at

Further details of the Group are available from Gill Dawson, IBM(UK) Ltd (

Software Group Products for Informix - Guide

As mentioned in the prior issue of the Insider, IBM has produced a guide to IBM software products and how they integrate with the Informix portfolio. This document's v1 is now available at the IIUG Member Area in Adobe Acrobat format. An introduction to the document is also available without restrictions at

We encourage you to download and review the entire Guide and share it with your management and colleagues as it shows how deeply Informix databases have been integrated with other IBM software products, creating a rich middleware ecosystem anchored on the databases you use today.

The Latest on IBM's developerWorks for Informix

Informix Dynamic Server Problem Determination Tutorial Series

This series of eight free tutorials is designed to assist anyone supporting or developing in an Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) database environment, to quickly identify and resolve problems or errors encountered. The series will familiarize you with the IDS problem determination facilities and tools available to help you decide when it is most appropriate to use them.

How to Monitor and Estimate Logical Log Usage in Informix Dynamic Server

This article discusses in detail how to configure and manage logical logs in IDS. The author also demonstrates a how to estimate and predict logical log usage with a real life example.

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

Please visit the IBM Redbooks web site at for more details and up-to-the-minute technical information.

Closing and Credits

The International Informix Users Group (IIUG) is an organization designed to enhance communications between its worldwide user community and IBM. IIUG's membership database now exceeds 18,000 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
IBM Corp.
Editors:Fred Hubbard, IIUG Board of Directors, and
Jean Georges Perrin, IIUG Board of Directors
For comments, please send an email to