IIUG Insider (Issue #150) December 2012

Highlights: IBM Informix Hypervisor Edition V11.70 delivers increased deployment flexibility

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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Happy New Year to all IIUG members!

In 2013 IBM is planning to release Informix 12.1.

The best place to acquire a full knowledge of all the new features will be the IIUG Informix Conference in San Diego, CA, USA, April 21-25 2013. There are always many good reasons to attend our conference. Getting up to date with the new release gives this year’s conference a huge additional value.

I have been participating in the IDS EVP program since IDS10 (when it was still called 9.5 and the EVP was called Beta). It is a great experience and an opportunity to combine helping Informix with getting to know the product. Since version 10 every new version is loaded with new features that we DBAs where longing for. 12.1 has them too.

I know many of you are concerned with Informix’s visibility in the press. This time I do not share these concerns. The Informix team is getting ready for the new release. During 2013 we will see the results.

It is my wish that 2013 will be better than ever for IBM and Informix. More Informix users, more IIUG members, more local user groups, a bigger and better conference, more content for the IIUG Insider, an interesting and profitable year to you all at work and a happy and peaceful year all together.

Gary Ben-Israel
IIUG Insider Editor

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IBM Informix Hypervisor Edition V11.70 delivers increased deployment flexibility

IBM Informix Hypervisor Edition V11.70 delivers increased deployment flexibility for IBM PureApplication System and VMware ESX environments managed by IBM Workload Deployer.

IBM Informix Hypervisor Edition V11.70:

  • Optimizes Informix Ultimate Edition V11.70 for deployment into virtualized environments.
  • Provides an Informix Hypervisor with deployed functionality on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server for the IBM Enterprise Linux Server and AIX

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL.

For more details see the Announcement Letter.

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Early bird registration to the 2013 IIUG Informix Conference ends January 17, 2013!

The speaker submissions for the 2013 conference were overwhelming. The submissions cover a multitude of topics pertinent to Informix users and administrators, including the many popular Informix features, as well as tried and true “must have” topics like those involving maximizing your system performance while minimizing system downtime. Our speakers for this year’s conference are the best our Informix community has to offer and include several new speakers.

The IIUG Conference committee completed the review of all submitted presentations to select the very best sessions, Hands-on Labs and tutorials for the 2013 Conference. The sessions we’ve chosen include interesting and relevant topics that can be used to reinforce your professional skills and keep current in today’s changing market. Remember, the 2013 IIUG Conference is not “just for DBAs” anymore: Bring your application developers too!

Selected speakers have been notified and once the speakers have confirmed their selection we will post the sessions to the website. Please continue to review the conference website for regular updates. The Conference website will be updated to include details of sessions, hands-on-labs and tutorials. The 2013 IIUG Conference will be our best conference to date.

Register on or before January 17, 2013 and save up to $325 USD with an IIUG Membership discount. If you are not currently an IIUG member and want to take advantage of the full early bird price, please join online. There is no fee to become an IIUG member. Becoming a member will increase your Conference savings, and allows access to the Members Only section of the IIUG Website, where downloads of some of the latest IBM Informix products are available, as well as IIUG-only utilities written by DBAs for DBAs.

An added bonus for this year’s conference registration includes a full day of tutorials on Thursday, April 25th. This is the first conference where the tutorials are included for all paid attendees. So don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to expand your training dollars.

Now there is a VERY STRONG rumor this will be the public debut of the V.next version of Informix, V 12.1 code named Centaurs, but due to IBM rules we can neither confirm nor deny such a rumor 😉 so come to the conference and WHEN the rumor proves to be true, you will be the first to hear about it. You will have an opportunity road test the actual 12.1 version in one of our many Hands-on Labs with actual IBM development and support engineers.

Need some help with the boss on why you should attend the FIFTH annual IIUG conference — the largest gathering of Informix uses in the world? We created a special Justification Document to help you with this.

See you at the Conference!

Apr 21 – 25, 2013

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley, San Diego, California

Click here to learn more about the conference
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Informix Chat with the Lab

Topic: IBM PureApplication System IBM Informix Hypervisor Edition
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2013
Time: 8:30 AM Pacific
10:30 AM Central
11:30 AM Eastern
4:30 PM London
5:30 PM Paris
Presented by: Jerry Keesee – Director, IBM Informix Database Development (IBM)
Douglas Dailey – Program Manager (IBM)

This event is an introduction to how Informix works with IBM’s Pure Family portfolio. Join us to learn about the flexibility of expert integrated systems and the value of using repeatable, deployable, and proven patterns of expertise through offerings that feature PureApplication System.

Informix Hypervisor Edition provides an add-on System Pattern enabled for easy integration with IBM.s PureApplication System. Learn how Informix leverages expert integrated systems to bring our virtual system to the Pure and IBM Workload Deployer managed environments.

Register for this event here.

New in DeveloperWorks

System Administration Certification exam 919 for Informix 11.70 prep, Part 7: Informix Data Warehousing
In this tutorial, you’ll learn about IBM Informix Data warehousing concepts and the tools that you can use to create data warehouses and optimize your data warehouse queries. This tutorial prepares you for Part 7 of the System Administration Certification exam 919 for Informix v11.70.

Save this link to find about Informix on DeveloperWorks: /url/devworks.html

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IBM releases Informix Genero 2.41

This is primarily a maintenance release, however, there are some enhancements around HTML5 Support along with BAM templates and some other smaller items. This does introduce a new client called the Web Hybrid Client. There is a What’s New document for Web Hybrid Client. The download site has also been updated with the latest 32-bit evaluation products.

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Advanced DataTools

Start the New Year with an Informix Database Performance Tune-up and Healthcheck

Every database environment is different, and there is no standard approach that can be taken to performance tuning because it depends on your systems environment and your application. With Informix specialists Lester Knutsen and Art Kagel available to support your Informix Performance Tuning and Monitoring requirements, we have the depth of experience and knowledge to look at all aspects of your environment and increase the throughput of your database server.

We can deliver:

  • A quick Web conference to review your performance issues
  • One day Informix healthcheck
  • One month performance monitoring with four days onsite to mentor and guide your team
  • Customized options available to meet your needs

Advanced DataTools is an Advanced Level IBM Informix Data Management Partner, and has been an authorized Informix partner since 1993. As an advanced level partner with long-term relationships to many IBM personnel, we have priority access to high-level support staff, technical information, and Beta programs. Our team has been working with Informix since its inception, and includes 8 Senior Informix Database Consultants, 2 IBM Information Champions, 2 IIUG Director’s Award Winners, and an IBM Gold Consultant.

Visit our website at http://www.advancedatatools.com
Email: info@advancedatatools.com
Call us for more information: (800) 807-6732 x101.

Happy Holidays from Advanced DataTools Corporation!

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IBM Informix home page

http://www.informix.com or directly at: http://www-01.ibm.com/software/data/informix/

Informix blogs and Wikis

Blogs and Wikis that have been updated during the last month

More Blogs and Wikis

Forums, Groups, Videos, and Magazines

  • The IIUG forums
  • Informix Marketing channel on YouTube
  • The Informix Zone
  • 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. Join here.


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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 Data 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
IBM Corp.
Editors: Gary Ben-Israel
Rhonda Hackenburg

For comments, please send an email to gary@iiug.org.

Categorized as Insider

By Vicente Salvador

Board member since 2014, a user since 1989 and Informix fan. I'am software architect which allow me to combine technical and business skills.