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Meeting Information

Wednesday July 14, 2004 Meeting

IBM Training Facility 3600 Steeles Ave, Room D108 Markham ON

Thank you to our meeting sponsor, Querix, and IBM.


Time Speaker & Topic
8:30am - 9:00am Doors open / Registration / Continental Breakfast
9:00am - 9:15am What's new in the OCIUG, User Group Announcements/Issues, Survey
9:15am - 10:15pm Christine Normile -- WebSphere Enterprise Generation Language (EGL)
This presentation discusses how 4GL developers can rapidly develop web based applications using WebSphere EGL. Language fundamentals and WebSphere Studio fundamentals are covered.
10:15am - 10:30am Morning Break
10:30am - 12:00pm Hubert Hoelzl -- Hydra 4.1
Hydra is Querix's core 4GL compiler suite, comprising of command line tools and a new graphical IDE for 4GL application development. Additional, Hydra also contains a built-in application server to deploy your 4GL applications on almost any platform.
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 2:15pm Jerry Zhu -- Updates from IBM Informix Lab
This discussion will cover the latest Informix Roadmap and Status Updates from the IBM Informix Lab including new messaging on IDS, quality initiative, status on IDS 9.5 and 4GL/EGL Integration
2:15pm - 2:30pm Afternoon Break
2:30pm - 4:00pm Christine Normile -- Troubleshooting IDS 9.4
This presentation discusses troubleshooting and performance tuning for the IDS 9.40 engine. Common upgrade issues discussed as well as configuration recommendations.

Thursday March 25, 2004 Meeting

IBM Training Facility 3600 Steeles Ave, Room D109 Markham ON

Thank you to our meeting sponsor, Rocket Software, and IBM.


Time Speaker & Topic
8:00am - 9:20am Doors open / Registration / Continental Breakfast
9:20am - 9:40am Introduction of the Board, User Group Announcements / Issues, Survey
9:40am - 10:15pm Dwaine Snow -- Redbrick, Informix, and DB2 Futures Part 1
The presentation examines the future direction and strategy for Redbrick and IDS, and looks at which features from these products are being incorporated into DB2.
10:15am - 10:30am Morning Break
10:30am - 11:30am Dwaine Snow -- Redbrick, Informix, and DB2 Futures Part 2
11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch
12:30pm - 2:00pm Christine Normile -- IDS Performance/ Tuning Issues
This session discusses performance tuning for IDS 9 to help administrators maximize the performance of IDS. The session walks through performance related issues, including: Query optimization, Memory utilization and configuration, Processor Usage, Controlling Page Cleaning, Checkpoint tuning, disk layout and avoiding bottlenecks.
2:00pm - 2:15pm Afternoon Break
2:15pm - 3:00pm Peter Richardson -- Visionary by Rocket Software
The Visionary suite of products allows you to build and deploy an application, called a Visionary world, that displays data dynamically. A Visionary world is a series of pages (scenes) displaying your business data in charts and graphs. As the end user navigates from scene to scene, data displays can change according to context and user input.
3:00pm - 4:00pm Tech round table/Open-ended discussion
Expert Panel: Christine Normile, Ron Flannery, Dwaine Snow

Map & Directions

OCIUG Inaugural Meeting
November 12, 2003

Meeting downloads/information

Here are the presentations from the last meeting. Please contact us for additional information.

Original Meeting Announcements

Please join us for the first meeting of the Ontario Canada Informix User Group! There will be a morning and an afternoon session. These events are free and will be an excellent follow-up to the IBM Data Management Technical Conference, taking place October 27-31 in Las Vegas (you still have time to register). The latest details for the OCIUG will be posted here at and to our email list. We hope to see you there!

Time and Place

Date:Wednesday, November 12, 2003
Time:9:00 am to 4:00 PM
Place:IBM Software Lab, Amphitheatre - main level, 8200 Warden Ave, Markham Ontario (directions below)
Hosts: Ron Flannery, Board Member, International Informix User Group (, and author of the Informix Handbook
Edward Yee, National Technical Sales Manager, IBM Data Management, and former Informix Sr. Principal Systems Engineer.


8:30am - 9:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
Inaugural Ontario Canada Informix User Group Meeting
9:00am - 9:20am Ontario Informix User Group kickoff: How to leverage IIUG resources, call for volunteers, plan for future meetings, etc.
Speaker:  Ron Flannery, One Point Solutions, IIUG Board Member
9:20am - 10:00am Informix Product Roadmap / Why Upgrade to IDS 9.40
Speaker:  Edward Yee, IBM National Technical Sales Manager
10:00am - 10:15am IBM Software Portfolio for Informix Customers / Update on announcements from the October user conference
Speaker:  Edward Yee, IBM National Technical Sales Manager
10:15am - 10:30am Break
10:30am - 11:15am IBM DB2 Information Integrator - Product Overview
Speaker:  Ken Lee, IBM Certified Consulting IT Specialist
Links: DB2 Information Integrator
11:15am - 12:00pm Office Connect, Server Studio Java Edition, and Informix Server Administrator - Product Overviews and Demos.
Speaker:  Andre Duquette, IBM Consulting IT Specialist
Links: Office Connect
Server Studio JE
Server Studio for IBM/Informix Servers
Informix Server Administrator
12noon - 1:00pm Lunch
Informix Dynamic Server 9.40 Technical Training
1:00pm - 4:00pm Informix IDS 9.40 is the fastest, most reliable, highest scaling IDS database ever produced. Host Jacques Roy, Worldwide Support for Informix Dynamic Server, will deliver a technical seminar on the new features available in IDS9.40, including the upgrade process from previous versions of IDS. Attendees will also hear about the newest releases of Client SDK and Our Informix focused development tool, 4GL/ISQL.