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This is the second post in my “Informix and SElinux” series, In Informix and SElinux Part.1 I focus on showing how security is addressed by different existing technologies and how this technologies helps us to keep our systems hard to be cracked. What’s SELinux and how it works SELinux, is a project that…(Read More)

Security has always been a trending topic for an IT manager, but after latest ransomware episodes we’ve seen in Garmin©, MAPFRE© and others, all technology managers become more scared and faced security as a real problem for everyone. Remember, a security breach is like a fire in your house: nobody thinks that it can…(Read More)

Following my blog series about how to create systemd services related to Informix, I’m going to use this post to summarize examples about how to create systemd units for all the Informix services. Systemd is the “not so new” init process used for the main Linux Operating Systems like, Red Hat, CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu…(Read More)

The following document was published by IBM on March 12, 2020. It describes the relationship and responsibilities between IBM and HCL regarding the IBM Informix product family of products – its ongoing development, support, sales and so on. IBM Informix and HCL A Partnership for Growth and Innovation Building on a history of collaboration between…(Read More)

Learn the differences in features, functions, and pricing models across all IBM Informix v.14.10 editions Carlton Doe First published: December 2007 20th Edition, published: October 2019 Last updated: March 17, 2020 A PDF copy may be downloaded from here. The comparison table in spreadsheet form is available here. For an archived view of…(Read More)

This post could be also be named: “how to implement a LAIP stack in RHEL/CentOS 8”. LAIP stands for Linux, Apache, Informix and PHP but there are tons of documentation about how to install LAMP stack in RHEL and I want to focus in Informix implementation. Install LAMP stack I assume you’re starting…(Read More)

No one needs to ever use an open source database.  With Informix you can get a free download, and the best User group to help you use and support it.  The new out of the box configurations for version 14.10+ start up your instance with an excellent start up configuration. Informix Developer’s Edition…(Read More)

With the release of IBM Informix v.14.10, there is a significant change to how Informix is installed and migration occurs across different editions. Instead of separate binaries for each Informix edition, there is a single universal binary but edition specific license files which control which features are enabled. This allows customers to download…(Read More)

Long story short, systemd is a Service Control Manager present in CentOS 7, Red Hat 7, SUSE v12 and lately in Debian and Ubuntu Linux distributions. Previously, Linux distros used System V based rc files or xinetd for service management but it seems to be greatly limited, so all the big Linux distributions are moving…(Read More)

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Recently a user posted a question to the IIUG Forums that I’ll paraphrase and explain here because I think that this is a subject that is generally not well understood: “I have an application that runs multiple sessions that each insert staging rows into a driver table, update the rows, use that data to…(Read More)

What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. No, I haven’t gone all proselytizing on you, I just want to make a point. Most of the “new” technologies that everyone is so hot to get into to…(Read More)

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