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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Upcoming Informix Events and Opportunities for Local User Groups

Hello Informix User Group Leaders,

I wanted to forward this information on to you about opportunities in 2009 for Informix Training and/or User Group Meetings.

There will be Informix Roadshows, Business Partner Bootcamps and one day User Group Meetings that focus on IDS 11.5!

See information below that I received from Cathy Elliott of IBM. If you are interested in hosting a User Group meeting in your city this year, please contact me and I will work with IBM on arranging a full day technical meeting that focuses on the new features in IDS 11.5. ( see bullet below under Local User Group Meetings) Pradeep Kutty of IBM/Informix Advanced Support has put together a great agenda.

Thanks so much! I hope to hear from you soon.

Cindy Lichtenauer
IIUG Board of Directors

(02 June 2009)

Take advantage of these Informix events coming to cities near you!

Informix Roadshow

The Informix Dynamic Server roadshow is traveling around the world, providing a 2-day deep-dive, hands-on opportunity to try out the latest Informix technology. Gain fresh, innovative ideas to optimize your business performance and create competitive advantage.

2009 Informix Roadshow Highlights:

  • What's new in IDS 11.5?
  • IDS Warehouse
  • IDS Storage Compression
  • Migration

Sign up to attend an upcoming Roadshow below. Don't see your city?

Worldwide locations are being planned, including Taipei, Tokyo, Seoul, Bangalore, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Vietnam, Dubai, Cairo, Stockholm, Milan, Paris, Hursley, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Munich, Hamburg, Lisbon, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Auckland, Christchurch, Sydney, Melbourne, Buenos Aires, Caracas, Quito, Santiago.

North America locations under consideration are Toronto, Canada; Bentonville, AK; Boston, MA; New York City, NY; Orlando, FL; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA.

Contact Scott Pickett ( to find out more information, or to ask for a roadshow to be scheduled in your city (outside of North America).

Contact Carlton Doe at to find out more information, or to ask for a roadshow to be scheduled in your city (North America only).

Local User Group meetings

The latest list of local user group meetings can be found on the IIUG website at

Does your local user group need new ideas for your meetings? IBM and the IIUG have teamed up to create Tech Day content that includes a suggested agenda, presentation materials, demos and speakers who can be available for your user group meeting. Topics include the Informix Roadmap, Continuous Availability (MACH 11), Informix Warehouse, Compression, and other topics that can be customized for your group. This can also be used as an opportunity to reach out to universities in your area by adding an Academic Initiative Information Session.

Contact Cindy Lichtenauer ( or Pradeep Kutty ( to get a Tech Day organized for your local user group.

Business Partner Training

The Informix Bootcamps are 3-day in-depth technical workshops for IBM Business Partners that focus on IDS 11.5. Detailed presentations and hands-on labs are included where attendees will gain in-depth knowledge of exciting new features and areas including:

  • Continuous Availability
  • Informix Warehouse
  • Security features including label-based access control (LBAC)
  • OpenAdmin Tool
  • Administration and performance tuning
  • ... and more!

Business Partners with applications that currently run on IDS or who are new to IDS can benefit from this workshop by learning how IDS can add value to your solutions and extend your market opportunities. Business consultants who are currently working with or planning to work with IDS for their customers are also welcome to attend.

The latest schedule of bootcamps can be found at

Summary of Upcoming Informix Events

Date Events Location
June 1-2Informix RoadshowZagreb, Croatia
June 8-9Informix RoadshowMadrid, Spain
June 10-11Informix RoadshowWashington, DC
June 11Chat with the Labs "Virtualization and Cloud Computing with IDS"Online
June 16Informix InfobahnPrague
June 16-17Informix RoadshowAtlanta, GA
June 16-17Informix RoadshowRaleigh, NC
June 16-18Business Partner BootcampSeoul Korea
June 18-19Informix RoadshowBrussels
June 19Informix Tech DayItaly
June 23-24Informix RoadshowDallas, TX
June 23-24Informix RoadshowParis
June 23-25Business Partner BootcampBeijing, China
July 7Informix eventPorto Alegre, Brazil
July 9Informix eventSao Paulo, Brazil
July 16Informix eventRecife, Brazil
July 14-15Informix RoadshowChicago, IL
July 20-21Informix RoadshowCosta Mesa, CA
Sept 7-8Informix RoadshowBeijing, China
Sept 10-11Informix RoadshowShanghai, China
Sept 14-15Informix RoadshowChengdu, China
Sept 22-23Informix RoadshowWarsaw, Poland