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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22 June 07 - News compilation - Cheetahpalooza: The Global Summer Tour... Read

14 June 07 - - IBM changes spots with Informix 'Cheetah' database... Read

14 June 07 - eChannelLine - IBM expands scope for IDS... Read

14 June 07 - Resellernews - IBM: Informix database alive and kicking... Read

13 June 07 - DB2 Magazine - Cheetah is now out of the gate... Read

12 June 07 - ChannelWeb Network - IBM Uncages IDS 11, Aka Cheetah, Database... Read

12 June 07 - - IBM's 'Cheetah' Ready to Pounce... Read

12 June 07 - InformationWeek - IBM Unleashes 'Cheetah' Database... Read

12 June 07 - WebWire - IBM Strengthens Database Portfolio With New Informix Dynamic Server... Read

12 June 07 - Intelligent Enterprise - IBM Unveils Informix Upgrade... Read

12 June 07 - - IBM's Cheetah IDS makes leap to better data centre clustering... Read

12 June 07 - ebiz - IBM Unveils Next Generation Informix Dynamic Server... Read

12 June 07 - - Will 'Cheetah' help IBM's Informix chase down market share?... Read

12 June 07 - - No Data Can Outrun This 'Cheetah'... Read

12 June 07 - - IBM neuer Datenbank-Server mit Codenamen Cheetah ist fertig... Read

12 June 07 - - IBM stärkt Datenbank-Portfolio mit neuem Informix Dynamic Server... Read

12 June 07 - - Informix 11 vorgestellt... Read

12 June 07 - - IBM stellt neue Informix-Version vor... Read

12 June 07 - - IBM stärkt Datenbank-Portfolio mit neuem Informix Dynamic Server... Read

12 June 07 - Heise - IBM gibt Informix 11 frei... Read

06 June 07 - iThome online - IBM promises Informix and DB2 parallel development... (Chinese language) Read

18 May 2007 - ChannelWeb Network - IBM Musters Partners For Cheetah Release... Read

18 May 2007 - - IBM Looks to 'Cheetah' to Speed Up Blade Servers... Read

07 May 2007 - DB2 Magazine - SQL Shortcuts - Use these tricks to generate IDS SQL scripts... Read

07 May 2007 - DB2 Magazine - IDS Cheetah Test Run Results - Beta testers share their views on the fast new release of Informix Dynamic Server... Read

07 May 2007 - DB2 Magazine - Good Times for IDS - With its first-ever open beta underway, Informix Dynamic Server is racing to the head of the DBMS pack... Read

15 February 2007 - TechWorld - IBM launches Informix beta and promises Linux bundle... Read

15 February 2007 - LinuxPlanet - IBM Launches Open Client For Cross-Platform Desktops, Plus Linux Servers for SMBs... Read

15 February 2007 - LinuxWorld - IBM releases Informix beta, preps Linux bundle... Read

15 February 2007 - InfoWorld - IBM sets Cheetah into beta - Big Blue also prepares a Linux bundle of hardware and software... Read

15 February 2007 - Computerworld - IBM releases Informix beta, preps Linux bundle... Read

14 February 2007 - Database Journal - IBM, AMD and Novell Team on Linux Offering for Informix Dynamic Server... Read

14 February 2007 - Red Herring - IBM Advances Linux Integration... Read

14 February 2007 - InformationWeek - IBM, Novell, AMD Team Up On Informix Package - Many IDS customers are either retailers or telecommunication equipment manufacturers... Read

14 February 2007 - eBizQ - IBM Teams with AMD and Novell to Create Integrated Linux Offering... Read

Letters to Informix Users Back to top

Letter from IIUG president Stuart Litel upon the release of IDS 11 'Cheetah'
12 June 2007 - IBM Informix Dynamic Server has officially been announced with all its features. The actual product will be available in July 2007 for General Availability and the special IIUG Educational version for all IIUG members should be available no later than Aug 1, 2007... more

Letter from General Manager, IBM Information Management Ambuj Goyal
12 June 2007 - Dear Customers and Business Partners, Today marks a significant milestone in IBM's continued dedication to delivering first-class data servers to the marketplace - the announcement of Informix. Dynamic Server (IDS) 11, formerly known by a code name, "IDS Cheetah"... more (pdf)

Letter from the IIUG on the day of the Cheetah open beta
14 February 2007 - Let's put it this way. It is not excitement anymore; we are literally thrilled by the open beta of Cheetah and the upcoming release later this year. Once more, it proves IBM's continued commitment towards this unique technology. It's not about database, it's about the technology... more

Cheetah Happenings Back to top


Wednesday, 30 May, 11 am Eastern - Informix Chat with the Labs: Label Based Access Control (LBAC) in IDS Cheetah

Thursday, 21 June, 11 am Eastern - Get Started Now with IDS: An Architect's View of New Features in Informix Dynamic Server

Press Releases Back to top

IBM, AMD and Novell Team on Linux Offering for Informix Dynamic Server
14 February 2007 - Next Generation IDS "Cheetah" Enters Open Beta Testing... more

Run, Cheetah, Run - IDS's next release speeds ahead with security upgrades
21 October 2006, DBS Magazine - The fastest animal on the planet is lending its name to the next version of Informix Dynamic Server. Due out in 2007, IDS.s next release, code-named .Cheetah,. is one of the fastest OLTP data servers in the world... more

IBM Previews IDS "Cheetah" Data Server
16 October 2006, PressZoom - IBM today unveiled details of the next-generation Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) data server -- code-named "Cheetah"... more

IBM To Unleash Cheetah, The Next Informix IDS Release
25 September 2006, CRN - True to its word, IBM continues to update the Informix IDS database, a cult favorite among some database VARs and customers. The next release, code-named Cheetah, is due to beta this spring and will feature record-level locking... more

Learning Back to top

IDS 11 Certification Test Tutorials

Part 1: IDS installation and configuration

Part 2: System activity monitoring

Documents and Articles Back to top

Adobe Acrobat Why upgrade to IDS 11.10 - A Technical Perspective by Jacques Roy - This document discusses the reasons why someone using an older version of IBM Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) would want to upgrade to IDS 11.10.

developerWorks: What's new in IDS 11?

New Cheetah Case Studies - Cheetah stretches its legs toward helping companies succeed

Customer Case Studies at IBM - a dynamic listing of Informix-related case studies

New reserved words for Cheetah
From the IDS Experts blog on developerWorks - a list and descriptions of new SQL keywords that are reserved for internal use.

Go on a Safari with IBM IDS Cheetah - Download the Cheetah Test Run Now
Announcement of the Cheetah open test run and download link.

Adobe Acrobat IBM Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) Cheetah v11.10: Deployment Wizard
Describes the Deployment Wizard which allows customers to pick and choose the features and functionalities that they want to use and hence install on their target systems.

Adobe Acrobat New Features in IBM Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) Cheetah (IDS Version 11.10)
A detailed discussion of the new features introduced in the February 2007 Test Run of IBM IDS Cheetah.

Adobe Acrobat IBM Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) Cheetah v11.10: Integrated Solutions and SQL Enhancements
Describes new Cheetah features designed to help develop, integrate, and deploy IDS in complex integration scenarios requiring data services.

Adobe Acrobat IBM Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) Cheetah v11.10: RTO_SERVER_RESTART and Non-Blocking Checkpoints
A technical discussion on tuning and monitoring checkpoints and the new ONCONFIG parameter "RTO_SERVER_RESTART" (Recovery Time Object Server Restart) introduced with IDS V11.10.

Adobe Acrobat New Features in IBM Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) Cheetah (IDS Version 11.10)
Outlines the new features introduced in the February 2007 Test Run of IBM IDS Cheetah.

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