IIUG Insider (Issue #156) – June 2013

Highlights: FedeFarma deployed a new ERP solution on IBM Informix

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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The IIUG board met for two long days in Vancouver Canada. We started planning the 2014 IIUG conference. We are considering a few locations and will inform you when we select the winner. All I can say for now is that we are going east. Farewell San Diego. We had two great years but we felt we need a change.

We are also in the process of renewing our website. I’m sure you will like it.

I hope for good news about Informix as well.

So stay tuned.

Gary Ben-Israel
IIUG Insider Editor

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A special thank you to all who responded to my email and that did the survey for the IBM Informix Doc team. The survey is now over and the team was overwhelmed with results and asked me to thank each and every one of the almost 500 people who responded in about 72 hours!

Also as Gary mentioned “Goodbye San Diego”. Although the people of the San Diego Mission Valley Marriott were outstanding, it has come time to make a change. By this time next month we hope to have an answer as to where the 2014 IIUG Conference will be held. If all goes according to plan it will be an East Coast USA City the week of April 27 or May 4, 2014. Stay Tuned for more details once the final contract is determined and the contract has been signed.

Stuart Litel
IIUG President

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FedeFarma deployed a new ERP solution on IBM Informix

IBM Business Partner, Deister, helped Federació Farmacèutica (FedeFarma) deploy a new ERP solution on IBM Informix that provided their warehouses with real-time information to quickly fulfill orders and more easily track information. FedeFarma saw a gain of 10 to 15 percent lift in their sales and reduced their hardware expenditures by 30 percent by deploying this ERP solution.

Read the case study.


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Register with the Super Saver

Join us in Las Vegas for an unrivalled blend of business, technical and leadership training, along with the deep insights into Business Analytics, Enterprise Content Management and Information Management. More than 13,000 Customers, Business Partners and IBMers are expected. Come and experience proven technologies and meaningful business insights that improve performance while reducing costs.

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IBM Data Magazine

Minimizing Buffer Turnover Rate

Read this article by Lester Knutsen (IBM Champion) to learn more about how to optimize Informix database server memory management in order to help reduce database memory churn.

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New in DeveloperWorks

20 Jun 2013
Backups taken with Informix ON-Bar are recorded in a separate database called sysutils. This article explains how to create a plug-in for the Informix OpenAdminTool (OAT) to query and display a list of backups and restores along with additional information such as the date when a backup was verified. This information can be very helpful for administrators who are keeping an overview about the backup history.

For more information go to DeveloperWorks – Informix.

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IBM Survey

IBM Institute for Business Value 2013 Analytics Survey

IBM is seeking a cross-industry, global pool of respondents who have business or technology responsibilities for analytics activities within their organization to participate in this year’s survey. As a thank you for participating in the survey, you will be among the first to receive a copy of the study when it is released in October 2013. Take the survey today!

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July – 2013
Date Event Location Contact
17-18 2013 Informix 12.10 Technical Roadshow Chicago, Illinois Carlton Doe
August – 2013
Date Event Location Contact
8-9 2013 Informix 12.10 Technical Roadshow San Jose, CA Carlton Doe
12-13 2013 Informix 12.10 Technical Roadshow Dallas, TX Carlton Doe
15-16 2013 Informix 12.10 Technical Roadshow New York City Carlton Doe
19-20 2013 Informix 12.10 Technical Roadshow Toronto, Ontario Carlton Doe
22-23 2013 Informix 12.10 Technical Roadshow Washington DC Carlton Doe
27-28 2013 Informix 12.10 Technical Roadshow Ottawa, Canada Carlton Doe
September – 2013
Date Event Location Contact
16-17 2013 Informix 12.10 Technical Roadshow Seattle, Washington Carlton Doe
19-20 2013 Informix 12.10 Technical Roadshow Atlanta Georgia Carlton Doe
25-26 2013 Informix 12.10 Technical Roadshow Montreal, Canada Carlton Doe
12-13 2013 Informix Technical Roadshow London, England Scott Pickett
17-18 2013 Informix Technical Roadshow Paris, France Scott Pickett
October – 2013
Date Event Location Contact
3-4 2013 Informix Technical Roadshow Phoenix, Arizona Carlton Doe


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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

I will first mention the blogs and wikis that have been updated during the last month. Blogs and wikis that have not been updated for over 6 months will be removed.

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.