IIUG Insider (Issue #169) July 2014

Highlights: Multitenancy in 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.



Editorial Back to top

Dear friends,

Times for me are tough lately. Nothing to do with Informix. Informix is being positioned in the Internet Of Things and the Cloud. We shall see how it goes but I’m still optimistic.

The IIUG Board is exploring places for the 2015 conference. There are many things to consider, but I hope you will like our choice and more important I hope you will all come. Well, all is probably too optimistic even for me, but I hope we have more attendees then ever.

Gary Ben-Israel

Highlights Back to top

Multitenancy in Informix

As of IBM Informix 12.10.xC4, you can deploy an Informix server that supports multiple tenants. A tenant is a set of users in a client organization that needs to access the same data and system resources. You create a dedicated tenant database, and assign storage and processing resources for that database based on the service-level agreements with the client organization. For example, you can provide services to multiple companies that run efficiently in a single Informix instance.

When you configure multitenancy, you segregate the following aspects of a database server.

Read the full article here.

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IBM Information On Demand is now Insight!

Seize This Moment

IBM Information On Demand is now Insight! The name has changed for a reason: It’s no longer just about information; it’s what you can do with the information. More than ever, organizations are using data for competitive advantage. At Insight you will discover how that data has transformed Business Analytics, Information Management and Enterprise Content Management and explore the latest developments in Cloud, Mobile, Security, Social and Watson.


Sneak Peek

Use the new session preview tool to explore the Insight curriculum. The curriculum is aligned to three main programs. You can search sessions by program or keywords.

Visit the Insight 2014 page.

Informix news Back to top

Internet of Things Data: How to Use Embedded Database & Streaming Analytics for Value

InformationWeek Webinar

For everything there is a season


…Note that this support for time stamps is another of the innovations I mentioned. Virtually no relational databases (IBM Informix is an exception) have time stamps and while NoSQL databases like Cassandra support time stamps they don’t offer either the performance or scale that you need for financial trading… more

What Apple, Inc. gets from its new iOS partnership with IBM


…The next year, IBM ported its Informix Data Server to OS X Server… more

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Informix Chat with the Lab

Topic: Running NoSQL Cloud application on Informix
Date: Thursday, August 28 2014
Time: 8:30 AM Pacific
10:30 AM Central
11:30 AM Eastern
4:30 PM London
5:30 PM Paris

Speaker: Jeff Treece

Companies need an efficient way to deliver services and products in order to connect with the outside market. Web APIs can help you reach a new generation of devices and customers, respond to competitive pressure, stay connected with partners and the outside world, keep pace with the rate of application change, and cultivate brand loyalty.

Watch the Informix Chat with the Lab page for registration.

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Q3 webcast: Internet of Things Data

How to Use Embedded Database & Streaming Analytics for Value

August 12, 12:00 PM EST

The Internet of Things (IoT) is driven by consumer demand for new services and convenience, as well as by the availability of low cost sensors, smart phones, and universal internet access. New technologies can enable you to take advantage of this new natural resource through gateway processing, cloud infrastructure and distributed real-time analytics.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

  • Understand the 3-tier IoT architecture including edge devices, gateways, and cloud
  • Derive the importance of a gateway database for local processing and storage of data from your edge devices
  • Act in real time with sophisticated analysis of your streaming data for time sensitive decisions

Register for this webinar to learn more about the latest technology enabling the Internet of Things across devices, sensors, gateways and the cloud for connected environments. See how bringing an intelligent mix of technologies from an enterprise-class database to the “edge” and real-time analytics on consolidated data provides a competitive advantage in the Internet of Things.

IBM Informix – 4 Day Bootcamp in Mumbai, India

IBM SWG is conducting a 4-day Bootcamp session on IBM Informix. This technical workshop provides training on IBM Informix Fundamentals, Application Development, Warehouse Accelerator and TimeSeries, in a classroom setting. Deep dive presentations and hands-on labs shall be conducted on the above mentioned topics.

Dates: August 04 – August 07, 2014

Aura Tech Solutions
Kailash Complex, Bldg no 1
D-124, Parksite, Vikroli(W)

Agenda details

IBM Bluemix is now live!

Over 250 beta participants have already tried the Internet of Things service here.

Internet of Things Service:

Get started with the Internet of things to harness the immense volume of data generated by connected dev’ices, sensors and gateways. IBM recently announced a service in Bluemix using TimeSeries in the Internet of Things Service.

  • Provides developers with a faster way to create new applications in the cloud
  • Includes tools needed for cloud-based applications servicing the millions of devices that comprise the Internet of Things
  • Informix is the database service for IOT

TimeSeries Database Service:

IBM announced in Bluemix for additional bigdata Analytics for timeseries and geospatial applications in the cloud. Rapidly develop web and mobile applications to provide new services to your customers in record time.

  • Accelerates time series analytics in the cloud
  • Supports multiple data types including time series, spatial, NoSQL & relational data
  • SQL and JSON interface
  • Rapid application development
  • It’s Informix!

2014 IBM Internet Of Things and NoSQL Roadshow

Don’t miss the new series of free one-day roadshows featuring Internet of Things and NoSQL solutions. IBM is presenting the latest technologies for harnessing your data and how to improve business outcomes. Look for a city near you and register today. Details here.

Calendar of events Back to top

August – 2014
Date Event Location Contact
6-7 IBM Informix Internet of Things/NoSQL Spring/Summer Roadshow New York City
11-12 IBM Informix Internet of Things/NoSQL Spring/Summer Roadshow Boston, Massachusetts
14-15 IBM Informix Internet of Things/NoSQL Spring/Summer Roadshow Seattle, Washington
October – 2014
Date Event Location Contact
26-30 IBM Insight 2014 Las Vegas, Nevada


Informix resources Back to top

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

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.

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Closing and credits Back to top

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.

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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.