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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
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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
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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
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Recent New Submissions and Updates

utils2_ak Update to utils2_ak package w/ v12.10 support Added support for new v12.10 features. Fixed syntax error in REVOKE EXECUTE commands when -O is enabled. New option --squish-triggers to eliminate white space in large triggers. New option -K to name auto-generated indexes using the table name rather than tabid and constrid. Fixed a bug in the -U option. Enhanced -v to print additional status steps. New option --no-storage-options to suppress IN clauses. Fixed a bug when -o and --drop-proc are used together. Fixed a bug in myexport support. Fixed --infrastructure to work with v9.40 and an output script bug if chunks have been dropped and new chunks added later. - Fixed include for inet.h on HPUX - Fixed WITHOUT REPLICATION code. Added -O option to override restriction against copying a table onto itself. Added -E option to control the number of permitted errors before forcing an abort. Added support for new 2GB max fetch/put buffer. Fixed problem compiling on HPUX. - Fixed KB calculations and blobspaces

Submiited by:  Art Kagel  2013-05-06
utils2_ak Update

Myschema: Fixed uninitialized variables.
Fixed memory overrun problem in
Fixed handling of BIGSERIAL (again) for IDS versions prior to 11.50.
Added a new utility, dbscript, which takes a command and prints out a script to apply it to selected tables.
Moved an updated version of from utils_ak to utils2_ak with expanded reporting for newer IDS releases.

Submiited by:  Art Kagel  2012-12-19
utils2_ak Update

Myschema: Fixes to --infrastructure & --myexport-scripts. Fixed support for 7.xx engines. Improved sequence support. Dostats_ng: Expanded several internal strings to prevent memory overflows.

Submiited by:  Art Kagel  2012-11-12
utils2_ak Minor Update
This update contains corrected calculations of the various sizing parameters output by the --infrastructure option.

Submiited by:  Art Kagel  2012-08-26
utils2_ak Major Update

dbdelete: Removed the progress printout if -S is specified and redirected the version printout to stdout from stderr. Improved error printouts. Added a new option, --error-count, to return the number of errors encountered when -n is specified. Without the new flag, -n returns 0 unless the maxerrs count is exceeded. Fixed LOW stats progress trace to separate column names with commas properly. Expanded some strings to eliminate overflows.

myschema: Fixed order by clause when -o is passed in. Fixed a problem affecting databases with more than 2^31 rows in any table.Added support for new option --index-online to add the ONLINE keyword to create index statements. Added support for foreign keys created with the INDEX DISABLED option. Fixes a compile time problem affecting AIX and other C compilers that do not recognize the C++ comment characters (//). Removed outdated warning about constraint indexes from the output. Fixed constraints printouts to support owners. Full support for -O and --set-owner are followed and constraint owners are printed by default. Added support for NCHAR and NVARCHAR type columns. Thanks to Aleksander Kamenik for pointing out the omission.

dbstruct: Fixed output bug introduced with 4GL support. Fixed compile time problem on AIX.

sqlstruct: Fixed compile time problem on AIX.

Submiited by:  Art Kagel  2012-08-13
sqlcmd-88.00 New release of sqlcmd
SQLCMD 88.00 has been released to the IIUG Software Archive. Despite the new version number, it is mainly a maintenance release of SQLCMD, with fractional second sleep times being the primary feature of interest that was added

Updated by:  Jonathan Leffler  2012-07-20
ifx_xferdb New

This script helps facilitate importing database data across platforms using External tables and PIPES.
Submiited by:  Santosh Sajiip  2012-06-04
partn Update
Version 2.0
Decodes partnum/tblnum values.

Submiited by:  Richard Harnden  2012-04-19
utils2_ak Update

Updates to several utilities in the package:

Myschema: Shifted the implicit/explicit keyword to upper case for consistency. Fixed a bug that was ignoring casts from or to built-in(non-UDT) types.

Dostats: Fixed a bug in SET ISOLATION when executing immediately. Fixed a bug in --drop-distributions. Added --clean-distributions for cleaning out old distributions when only specific tables are being processed. Can be used globally, but --drop-distributions will tend to be faster. Restricted --drop-distributions from being used with -t, -x or -i since it would drop distributions from all tables and then only rebuild the distributions for the specified tables. Thanks to Ashok Sharma for pointing out these bugs.

Submiited by:  Art Kagel  2012-01-30

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DBStudio A free tool for fast SPL and query development
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Server Studio Server Studio JE with Sentinel - A comprehensive suite of tools to support IBM Informix databases from initial design, development and testing, through to production deployment and operational service [DBA, SPL, SQL]
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