Highlights: SmartAxiom case study
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For me 2017 was a sad year. I hope 2018 will be better.
However this editorial is not about me.
It is about Informix. For Informix 2017 was a very good year.
Informix 12.1 is currently at 12.1 xC10.
12.1 xC10 is not just a fix pack it has big improvements in: Cloud, Administration, Smart Trigger session survival,
More Compression Saves More Storage, Extensibility, Functionality Changes.
There is going to be a very interesting announcement in the near future. I still cannot talk about it but hope it will make the highlight of the next issue.
2018 is promising.
Let me wish Informix and the IIUG community a wonderful year.
I hope to see many of you at the IIUG 2018 in Washington D.C.
IIUG Insider Editor
IIUG Board of Directors
“The combination of IBM Informix and SmartAxiom’s distributed ledger is almost perfectly designed for IoT use cases”
Amit Biyani, Founder, SmartAxiom
Link to case study landing page: https://ibm.co/2B3k0Zz
After several months of decisions and negotiations, the contract for IIUG 2018 has been signed.
And the winner is…
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, Washington D.C. and will be held October 28th – November 1st, 2018.
This is a beautiful hotel and convenient to Reagan National Airport. It is also convenient to many historical sites, museums and other local attractions Washington D.C. is noted for. To learn more about this venue check out www.marriott.com/waspy.
Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
Hope to see you there.
IIUG 2018 Planning Committee
Just in case you are not aware, some time ago IBM created a public website to collect the requests for new features directly from users. The RFE (Requests For Enhancements) website is included in developerWorks. You can access it here.
Once you logged in with your usual IBM ID, choose “Information Management” in the Brand dropdown box and “Informix Servers” or “Client Products” in the Products dropdown box.
The interesting thing is that any request, including your request, if you place one, are submitted for to be voted on. This means the RFEs that receive more votes have a greater chance to be considered by the architecture and development teams for further consideration. In other words, this IS the opportunity to provide enhancement ideas even if you are not the biggest IBM customer on the planet earth.
Some RFEs will be of great interest, others will not seem useful to you. This is why your opinion is important. Do not hesitate to vote and place comments!
The idea of the RFE corner is to provide a digest on new Informix RFEs and make those RFEs more visible and accessible for the community, so that you can vote for them in a faster and easier way. By participating actively in this website, IBM will have solid and useful elements from the customer base to introduce new functionality to Informix product.
Also in the area of IBM website, a new functionality has been released: MyNotifications. You will want to register this webpage in order to receive the notifications of your choice (new product defects, new patch release, new versions etc…, on the frequency of your choice (daily, weekly). I have registered a few days ago and will definitely keep registered, due to the value of the information delivered.
heck at this place.
New RFEs for December 2017
We had some activity in December, with some interesting new RFEs
restore to point in time when using external table with archecker
With IDS11.7 , when using external table, I could only restore the table being deleted from the instance Level 0 backup with archecker, can’t restore those data from logical log. If i use normal tab…
Archecker table level restore utility does not compatible of handling Infor…
Individual Table restoration ‘archecker’ utility only support simple schema definition contents as the schema file. However, Informix engine support complex clauses when setting up a table. E.g. When…
TOP 17 RFE’s
Do not forget to vote for one or several of those RFE’s if they fit your requirements. The more vote, the more chances that the Dev Team will seriously consider the request.
You can access each RFE by clicking on the above links. At the bottom of each RFE page you will find a hyperlink to vote for it. You will see the Request stats, including number of votes for this request, on the right side of the request page. The more votes, the greater the chance an enhancement will be addressed by the Development Team, taking into consideration the general interest.
Take some time to examine the full list and vote for the enhancements you would like to see implemented.
IBM Informix home page www.informix.com or directly at: http://www-01.ibm.com/software/data/informix/
Blogs and Wikis that have been updated during the last month
- Blogs, Videos, News and more at http://planetids.com *** Up to date feeds from many blogs ***
More Blogs and Wikis
- Eric Vercelletto http://www.levillageinformix.blogspot.com/ (In French)
- Art Kagel http://informix-myview.blogspot.co.il/
- Fernando Nunes at http://informix-technology.blogspot.com/
- Ben Thompson’s blog at: https://informixdba.wordpress.com/
- Andrés Repossi https://andreserepossi.wixsite.com/hablemosinformix (In Spanish)
Twitter : https://twitter.com/IBM_Informix
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/IBM.Informix
YouTube : https://ibm.biz/BdH2nb
Informix IoT Channel : https://ibm.biz/BdH2nm
- The IIUG forums at /forums/technical.php
- Informix Marketing channel on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/informixmarketing?feature=results_main
- IBM DATABASE MAGAZINE at http://www.ibmdatabasemag.com
- Credentials, the IBM Certification Newsletter at http://www-03.ibm.com/certify/email/201307credentials.shtml
- The Informix Zone at http://www.informix-zone.com
- 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. To join, simply go to: http://www.linkedin.com/e/gis/25049/5E4B2048E558
Closing and Credits
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Sources: IIUG Board of Directors
Editor: Gary Ben-Israel
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