Software Group Products for Informix Guide
21 November 2003

Acting on a suggestion of IIUG, IBM recognized the need and produced a guide to IBM software products and how they integrate with Informix products. This document's v1 is now available at the IIUG Member Area in Adobe Acrobat format.

We encourage you to download it and share it with your management and colleagues as it shows how deeply Informix databases have been integrated with other IBM software products, creating a rich middleware ecosystem anchored on the databases you use today.

IIUG would like to thank IBM DB2 Information Management Solutions for providing this guide and especially Omkar Nimbalkar, Christine Normile, and Paul Rivot for their hard work bringing it to fruition.

The Guides' introduction and table of contents follow. However, to download the entire document, you must visit the IIUG Member Area.


 

 

IBM Informix & Software Group Compatibility
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Table of Contents       (The full document is available in the IIUG Member Area)

TABLE OF CONTENTS  2
INTRODUCTION  4
 INTEGRATION  4
 INFORMATION MANAGEMENT  4
 COLLABORATION  4
 SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT  5
 SOFTWARE PROCESS MANAGEMENT  5
 IBM WEBSPHERE SOFTWARE PLATFORM  6
  WebSphere Application Server  6
  WebSphere Application Server and Informix Dynamic Server  7
 IBM WEBSPHERE® STUDIO  7
  IBM WebSphere Studio Site Developer  7
  WebSphere Studio Application Developer  8
  WebSphere Studio Enterprise Developer  8
  WebSphere Studio and Informix Dynamic Server  8
 IBM WEBSPHERE® PORTAL  9
  WebSphere Portal for Multiplatforms  9
  WebSphere Portal - Express  9
  WebSphere Portal and Informix Dynamic Server  9
 WEBSPHERE MQ  10
 INFORMIX DYNAMIC SERVER AND WEBSPHERE COMPATIBILITY MATRIX  12
 INFORMIX DYNAMIC SERVER AND WEBSPHERE (BLUE) BUNDLES  12
  IBM Informix and WebSphere Enterprise Bundle  12
  IBM Informix and WebSphere Trade-Up Bundle  13
  IBM Informix and WebSphere Workgroup Bundle  13
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT  15
 DB2 TABLE EDITOR  15
 DB2 WEB QUERY  15
 DB2 CONTENT MANAGER  16
 DB2 INFORMATION INTEGRATOR  16
  DB2 Information Integrator V8.1  16
  DB2 Information Integrator for Content (EIP)  18
 DB2 CONTENT MANAGER PRODUCT LIFE CYCLE  18
  DB2 Life Sciences Data Connect  18
 INFORMATION MANAGEMENT TOOLS AND INFORMIX DYNAMIC SERVER  18
 INFORMATION MANAGEMENT TOOLS AND INFORMIX COMPATIBILITY MATRIX  19
COLLABORATION  20
 LOTUS NOTES  20
 LOTUS DOMINO  20
 LOTUS ENTERPRISE INTEGRATION  21
 LOTUS AND INFORMIX DYNAMIC SERVER  22
 LOTUS AND INFORMIX COMPATIBILITY MATRIX  22
SYSTEM MANAGEMENT  22
 TIVOLI STORAGE MANAGER FOR DATABASES 5.1.1  22
 TIVOLI MONITORING FOR DATABASES 5.1.1  23
 TIVOLI AND INFORMIX DYNAMIC SERVER  23
 TIVOLI AND INFORMIX COMPATIBILITY MATRIX  24
SOFTWARE PROCESS MANAGEMENT  25
 RATIONAL UNIFIED PROCESS® (RUP®)  26
 THE IBM RATIONAL XDETM FAMILY  26
 UNIFIED TOOLS FOR THE PROJECT TEAM  27
 THE RATIONAL SUITE PRODUCT FAMILY  27
 PROJECT MANAGEMENT  28
  IBM Rational Unified Process®  28
  IBM Rational® ProjectConsole  28
 REQUIREMENTS AND ANALYSIS  28
  IBM ® Rational Suite® AnalystStudio®  28
  IBM Rational® RequisitePro®  28
 DEVELOPMENT  29
  IBM Rational® XDETM Modeler  29
  IBM ® Rational Suite® Enterprise  29
  IBM ® Rational SuiteDevelopmentStudio  29
  IBM ® Rational Suite® DevelopmentStudio RealTime  29
  IBM Rational® XDETM Developer  30
  IBM Rational® Rapid Developer  30
  IBM Rational Rose® family  30
  IBM Rational Apex® family  31
 TESTING  33
  IBM ® Rational Suite® TestStudio®  33
  IBM Rational® XDETMTester  33
  IBM Rational® TeamTest  34
  IBM Rational® Test RealTime  34
  IBM Rational® TestManager  34
  IBM Rational® PurifyPlus  34
  IBM Rational Robot®  34
 SOFTWARE ASSET MANAGEMENT  35
  IBM Rational® ClearCase® family  35
 DEFECT AND CHANGE TRACKING  36
  IBM Rational® ClearQuest® family  37
 DOCUMENTATION  38
  IBM Rational® SoDA®  38
LINUX AND INFORMIX DYNAMIC SERVER  39

 

Introduction

IBM software makes e-business work, from small businesses to enterprises. Our middleware software allows interoperability between components of your infrastructure. Working together, IBM middleware software is the indispensable glue that unites hundreds of systems and software applications, and enables seamless integration across the business through open standards.

Software makes e-business work, and that is the software that IBM makes.

IBM provides software to help integrate, manage data, collaborate, and manage systems. This guide will explain how our software in each of these areas work with Informix Dynamic Server to help build a robust e-business infrastructure.

Integration

Integration is the single biggest challenge customers face in becoming e-businesses, and our middleware is the universal glue that is helping them make this giant leap into the future.

WebSphere software helps customers take applications essential to running their business and extend them to the Web. By integrating internal and external business processes, companies can accelerate e-business initiatives for customers, suppliers, partners and employees.

Information Management

IBM invented the relational database technology that enables users to find information quickly from anywhere in the world -- information that is easily accessible, available and secure.

DB2 Information Management Software helps companies manage information by collecting, analyzing and distributing data securely. It also enables mining that data to gain knowledge and insight, make better decisions, and gain competitive advantage.

Collaboration

The dream of every business is to empower its employees, customers and partners to collaborate easily and flexibly anywhere and everywhere, using whatever application they choose.

Lotus software helps companies tap into the 'know-how' within their organizations, with their suppliers and with customers. Lotus' messaging and collaboration solutions enable companies of all sizes to communicate, collaborate and share knowledge.

Systems Management

For all its benefits, e-business has created huge headaches for IT systems managers. A single software program can contain over a million lines of code, while a single network may connect thousands of devices from scores of manufacturers.

Tivoli software helps customers manage, integrate and automate e-business infrastructures. Tivoli software addresses the critical issues of Web security, storage management and pervasive computing, increasing efficiency and effectiveness of an enterprise's IT resources.

Software Process Management

One of the major factors in determining a company 's success in the on demand era is its software development capability. The new business demands and consumer expectations that define e-business on demand(tm) will require a higher level of responsiveness and agility from software development teams. And the software applications these teams maintain and develop must be ever-more innovative to keep businesses ahead of the competition. To support the on demand business and its operating environment, business software applications must:

  • Adapt quickly to changing business needs.
  • Capture and maintain a strategic advantage.
  • Be reliable and scalable for the growing on demand business.

To ensure these advantages, businesses must rely on software development organizations to extend and upgrade legacy applications, customize and extend commercially available applications, and develop new applications that offer competitive differentiation in the marketplace. Yet, to leverage maximum value from software through customization, extension, and new development, most organizations must improve their software development capability with techniques suitable to the on demand world.

Specifically, they must embrace three software development imperatives: Develop iteratively; focus on architecture and manage change and assets. IBM Rational software, offers a comprehensive software development solution based on these three imperatives. The IBM Rational platform combines software engineering best practices, market-leading tools, and expert professional services, all of which drive rapid and continuous improvement in software development capability for on demand businesses.