Highlights: The IIUG board met at the IBM Think conference
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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March 18-22 I attended the IBM Think conference in Las Vegas. The conference was mainly about security and cloud. Nothing about databases in general and Informix particularly. But still it was a huge and impressive conference with many interesting sessions and insight about future technologies IBM is involved in like quantum computing. On Sunday, March 18, the IIUG board participated in the IBM community day with other IBM champions. In one of the discussions Stuart presented the IIUG so Informix was mentioned after all.
IIUG Insider Editor
IIUG Board of Directors
The IIUG Board of Directors held a one day meeting at the IBM Think conference in Las Vegas.
It was a short but productive meeting. The main part of the meeting was discussing the future of Informix, and yes Informix has a future, with HCL technical executive team. We met with Pradeep Muthalpuredathe, Karen Qualley, Shawn Moe and Pradeep Natarajan. I hope that there will be a lot of things happening with Informix in the near future and believe that issues that where forgotten when part of the Informix activity was passed to HCL, like documentation will be resolved.
So don’t lose faith. Informix is here to stay and is still the best.
IIUG World 2018 will be hosted by the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, Washington D.C. and will be held October 28th – November 1st, 2018.
This is a beautiful hotel and convenient to Reagan National Airport. It is also convenient to many historical sites, museums and other local attractions Washington D.C. is noted for. To learn more about this venue check out www.marriott.com/waspy.
We will soon be sending an email announcing the submission website is open and provide you instructions regarding where to submit a brief overview of your topic. The email will also share the benefits of becoming an IIUG World 2018 presenter. We would like to thank our past speakers who helped make our IIUG events the best Informix event offered and would be happy to have you return. We are always looking for new speakers who have a passion for Informix and/or related software to share their knowledge. So, start thinking of some topics you are interested in sharing with our IIUG attendees and help us make this event the best ever.
IIUG World 2018 registration should open shortly after the call for speakers.
Information regarding the current IIUG event, 2018, will be found at www.iiug.org/iiugworld. This includes everything you will need to know about the current event. This site is updated as new information is ready for release.
Hope to see you there.
IIUG World 2018 Planning Committee
IBM created a public website to collect the requests for new features directly from users. The RFE (Requests For Enhancements) website is included in developerWorks. You can access it here.
Once you logged in with your usual IBM ID, choose “Information Management” in the Brand dropdown box and “Informix Servers” or “Client Products” in the Products dropdown box.
The idea of the RFE corner is to provide a digest on new Informix RFEs and make those RFEs more visible and accessible to the community, so you can vote on those that are also important to you. By actively participating in this website, IBM will have solid and useful elements from the customer base to introduce new functionality to Informix product.
Also in the area of IBM website, a new functionality has been released: MyNotifications. You will want to register this webpage in order to receive the notifications of your choice (new product defects, new patch release, new versions etc…, on the frequency of your choice (daily, weekly). I have registered and will definitely remain registered, due to the value of the information delivered.
TOP 15 RFE’s
You can access each RFE by clicking on the above links. At the bottom of each RFE page you will find a hyperlink to vote for it. You will see the Request stats, including number of votes for this request, on the right side of the request page. The more votes, the greater the chance an enhancement will be addressed by the Development Team.
IBM Systems Magazine
March 2018 | by Ken Milberg
Blogs and Wikis that have been updated during the last month
- Blogs, Videos, News and more at http://planetids.com *** Up to date feeds from many blogs ***
- Art Kagel http://informix-myview.blogspot.co.il/
- Fernando Nunes at http://informix-technology.blogspot.com/
- Andrés Repossi https://andreserepossi.wixsite.com/hablemosinformix (In Spanish)
More Blogs and Wikis
- Eric Vercelletto http://www.levillageinformix.blogspot.com/ (In French)
- Ben Thompson’s blog at: https://informixdba.wordpress.com/
- The IIUG forums at http://www.iiug.org/forums/technical.php
- Informix Marketing channel on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/informixmarketing?feature=results_main
- IBM DATABASE MAGAZINE at http://www.ibmdatabasemag.com
- Credentials, the IBM Certification Newsletter at http://www-03.ibm.com/certify/email/201307credentials.shtml
- The Informix Zone at http://www.informix-zone.com
- There is now an Informix group on LinkedIn. The group is called “Informix Supporter”, so anyone loving Informix can join, from current IBM employees, former Informix employees, to users. It will also be a good occasion to get in touch with others or long-time-no-seen friends. If you fancy showing the Informix logo on your profile, join. To join, simply go to: http://www.linkedin.com/e/gis/25049/5E4B2048E558
Closing and Credits
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 Information 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
Editor: Gary Ben-Israel
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