IBM publishes a new IDS Proof of Technology (PoT) on Enterprise Replication!
In mid-February IBM published another in a growing library of IDS PoTs titled "Discovering and Using Informix Dynamic Server Enterprise Replication Topologies." IBM IDS PoTs are one-day, customer-oriented events generally held in IBM locations world-wide that give customers the opportunity to "kick the tires" and evaluate one or more pieces of technology to understand how it works and the value it could have in their business. The events are free of charge and include an educational session followed by guided hands-on practice with the feature(s) in a virtual machine environment.
Typically, a PoT session requires 5 or more confirmed attendees to be held. If your company has sufficient attendees, the class can be brought to you if a suitable local IBM location is not available. If not, the IBM coordinator will work with you to get other people in your area who might be interested in attending in order to hold the class. While the PoTs are taught world-wide, the materials are in English so basic read fluency is required. Some prerequisite knowledge of IBM Informix Dynamic Server is very helpful but not required. It is recommended that those attending have an understanding of data server technology, data server administration as well as general data programming. The labs will be executed in a Linux® environment so a basic fluency in Linux/Unix commands, including the vi editor is helpful.
The following PoTs are currently available and more are coming shortly:
- Discovering and using Informix Dynamic Server Enterprise Replication Topologies (PoT.IM.09.1.076.00)
Provides a hands-on experience for those needing to understand and use Informix Dynamic Server's market-leading Enterprise Replication technology. Participants will create a multi-node Enterprise Replication (ER) cluster using update-anywhere, hierarchical push-down and push-up as well as selective round-robin topologies to gain experience in creating a truly global-based replication environment. They will also get experience using the serial data type in replication and how to administer a cluster using this type of data. Additional topics will include monitoring and troubleshooting, cluster recovery, on-going cluster administration as well as database management in a clustered environment.
- Informix Dynamic Server 11.50 - delivering MACH-11 part 2 (PoT.IM.08.1.068.00)
Attendees will create and use the full spectrum of MACH-11 technologies in IDS 11.5 including Updatable Secondaries, the Online Connection Manager and Server Monitor agent, Service Level Agreements and the Failover Arbitrator to create a cluster of instances that can provide virtually uninterrupted data services within a business environment.
- Discovering Informix Dynamic Server 11 Administration and Performance Tuning (PoT.IM.07.1.050.01)
Provides a hands-on experience to understand and use many of the new features administration and performance tuning features in IDS 11.
- Discovering and using Informix Dynamic Server replication technologies (PoT.IM.07.1.051.00)
Participants will gain an appreciation for the MACH-11 technology and how it can be used to create an availability solution that covers server, disk, and network or instance failure. Participants will also create a multi-node Enterprise Replication (ER) cluster using update-anywhere rules to gain experience in creating a truly global-based replication environment. Finally, the ER and MACH-11 clusters will be joined together creating the [UTF-8?]industryb..s most robust, secure and fastest complete availability solution.
- Discovering and using the Advanced Technology in Informix Dynamic Server 11 (PoT.IM.07.1.049.01)
Attendees will gain an appreciation for the new technology in IDS 11 including an introduction to the MACH-11 technology and how it can be used to create an availability solution that covers server, disk, network or instance failure. Additional topics will include the modular and silent installation process, advanced security features such as Label Based Access Control (LBAC), security procedures, the SQL-based administration API and several of the newly bundled DataBlades which provide for much easier and richer application development.
So how can you go to one of these PoTs? Contact your authorized IDS sales resource. If not with IBM, they can coordinate with IBM to hold a class in your area.
(18 February 2009)