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 #142)
April 2012

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Highlights: The 1st year anniversary for the release of the Informix Warehouse Accelerator (IWA)

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.



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The IIUG has a new Board of Directors. We have two new members Rhonda Hackenburg and Matt Elders. A warm welcome to both of you. Andrew Ford and Kernoal Stephens chose not to stand for election. They will continue on the Conference Planning Committee.

Last week I had the pleasure meeting many of you at the IIUG Conference in San Diego. For those of you who did not come I hope to meet you next year.

On a short break from the conference duties and sessions some of us went to the San Diego marina to see the Sakman, once the fastest sailing vessel in the world. The Sakman was a traditional sailing canoe of the Chamorro people from the Mariana Islands (Pacific Islands in Micronesia). The last Sakman was seen in the 1742 over 250 years ago. The canoe in the picture is an exact replica carved out of a single log by Chamorro people as part of a project to restore the Chamorro heritage. We were lucky to be shown the Sakman by Pete Perez our Web master, an IIUG award winner and a friend.

The Sakman has nothing to do with Informix but both of them are darn fast.

For more information about the Sakman and the project you can go to: and

Gary Ben-Israel
IIUG Insider Editor

President's Note:

As many of you know the 2012 IIUG Informix Conference just concluded in beautiful (almost) sunny San Diego, California. Actually, we really never saw rain—the weather was perfect. It was a great event, kicked off Monday by Jerry Keesee, the WorldWide Director of Development for Informix, followed Tuesday with a keynote from the very energetic David Barnes of IBM on BIG DATA, and Wednesday by Martin Wildberger, the Vice President of WorldWide Development for IBM Information Management, who gave his first keynote at the IIUG Conference. Somewhere in between we had a record 100+ sessions, a sold-out hotel, full rooms and even a vendor who gave a trip for two to Paris as a prize!

Congratulations are in order for this year's 2012 IIUG Directors Award winners Scott Lashley of IBM and Dr. Mirta Baranovic of the University of Zagreb (view her wonderful story at

The early reviews are all positive and I personally and publically want to thank the entire IIUG Conference Team of Matt Elders, Sam Gentsch, John Fahey, Andrew Ford, Rhonda Hackenburg, Cindy Lichtenauer, David Link, Bruce Simms and Kernoal Stephens. From IBM: Anita McKeithen and Pradeep Kutty, as well as a whole host of others, including all the speakers and the vendors.

For those who did not attend, the 2012 conference presentations will be available in the IIUG member area on the main page under the "IIUG 2012" button.

Although there are a lot of rumors as to where the 2013 event will be, I can only tell you we have just started to look at places and dates in the last 48 hours, so stay tuned as a whole new web site will debut.

In other news, congratulations to the two new Board members taking office: Matt Elders and Rhonda Hackenburg. And thank you to departing board members Andrew Ford and Kernoal Stephens for your time served. You will be missed.


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Finally! a TPC-C benchmark has been performed on Informix!

If you want to take a look at what we have accomplished and what we look forward to, please read this blog entry by Fred Ho (Program Director, Chief Technologist - IBM Informix Warehouse):

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IIUG 2012 in San Diego - Recap

The 2012 IIUG Informix Conference in San Diego was our best conference ever. More tracks (7), more sessions (123) and our usual tutorials, hands-on labs, free certification, keynotes and parties. But the most impressive was the increase in the number of customers. Not just an increase in the number of attendees, which sold out the conference hotel, but real Informix users from all over the world. Don't get me wrong. I love the IBM Informix people but this conference is meant for our Informix customers and partners. That is why it was so good to see so many of you.

The quality of speakers and variety of topics was unmatched. Add to it the opportunity to meet the Informix developers and executives and to mingle with your friend and colleagues. On top of that don't forget the fun and the unique atmosphere.

These and more are the reasons you should all attend our 2013 conference.

So stay tuned!

Gary Ben-Israel

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Jean Georges Perrin (CEO of GreenIvory, IBM Champion and IIUG Board of Director) appears on the transatlantic time (DNA) in the article titled Sixty Entrepreneurs Who Are Developing the Region.

Kudos to Jean Georges Perrin!


A new video for Informix Genero (providing you the YouTube link as FYI, and the location on Cattail in case you need to download). YouTube:

A new flash video for Informix Warehouse Accelerator: YouTube

Smart Meter Central Wiki

This wiki focuses on the use of the IBM-Informix TimeSeries to manage data collected from smart meters. As time goes by, more and more information will be added here. Keep in mind that it still may not provide a complete picture of the IBM-Informix TimeSeries capabilities and ecosystem.

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May - 2012
Date Event Location Contact
21-22 Alfatec Conference Plitvice lakes, Croatia Hrvoje Zokovic -
23 Informix Fast Forward Conference Zagreb, Croatia Adria IUG-
25 Developer Forum/Informix Tech Day Strasbourg, France Jean-Georges Perrin -

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Closing and credits Back to top

The International Informix Users Group (IIUG) is an organization designed to enhance communications between its worldwide user community and IBM. The IIUG's membership database now exceeds 25,000 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:  Gary Ben-Israel

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