55001274-JS-250x166gcWhen was the last time you flew?

Remember the start, the moment in which the jet engine unfolds its full thrust – you are pressed into your seat, the plane vibrates and the wheels leave the ground. Can you imagine that you rely completely on OEM products in this moment?

Did you know that the market leaders for airliners Boeing and Airbus do not manufacture jet engines?

The Thrust comes from Rolls-Royce or General Electric, the wheels are labeled with Continental, Michelin or Goodyear – these are some of the many OEMs - Original Equipment Manufacturer - who provide airplane components - Companies which care with their products for you to start and land safely.

You fly OEM!

This principle can also be applied on good software.
Read our short introduction about IBM ASL/OEM licensing.

Start with us - Your CURSOR Software AG!

IBM Fix mit Bluemix – Apps in der Cloud entwickelnbluemix-logo-250x168c

IBM erweitert Cloud-Angebote für die Softwareentwicklung in ihrer Platform as a Service-Umgebung BlueMix und gewinnt neue Kunden für Cloud-Services hinzu..

IBM Pressemittileung - Ehningen - 3. Juni 2014 (Auszug):

Große Unternehmen sowie Startups nutzen die offene IBM Cloud-Plattform Bluemix, um eigene Anwendungen und Apps schneller zu entwickeln. Die Platform as a Service Umgebung (PaaS) basiert auf den offenen Standards von Cloud Foundry und bietet die Möglichkeit IBM Middleware und Softwarelösungen von IBM Geschäftspartnern in eigene Anwendungsentwicklungsprojekte zu integrieren. Entwickler können mit diesem PaaS-Angebot die beiden Elemente einer hybriden Cloud effizient vereinen: Systems of Records – also Backendsysteme wie beispielsweise zur Rechnungsstellung und Kundenverwaltung - mit Systems of Engagement, also Interaktionssystemen für mobile und soziale Apps. Bluemix bringt zudem neue DevOps Services in die Cloud, um Anwendungen möglichst praxisnah zu entwickeln. DevOps integriert die Programmierung in den Betrieb der Software und ermöglicht einen schnelleren
Zyklus von Releases und Updates.

Cognos BI Update 2014-07 - Short Overview

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New License Model

On July-29-2014 Cognos Business Intelligence licenses and user roles were changed by IBM.

  • Licensing now based on five ( 5 ) roles.
  • New top-role “Forward Looking Analytics“ with included SPSS and TM1 capabilities.
  • Nearly all parts will be moved to new names and part numbers.
  • No trade ups required - automated moves to new entitlements.

We provide here a short presentation about the main changes.

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The intelligent Database for the
Internet of Things

A new technology-surge comes upon IT-distributors, companies and customers. Cost-efficient sensors enable a cheap recording of measuring data in all areas of the real world. Our whole technical environment becomes increasingly measurable and analyzable, both in companies and public areas, as well as in private households.

The harvested data are a real image of actual activities and have a high value for planning- and controlling-decision, as well as for information services.
The massive appearance of sensors and autonomous devices, the local recording, storage and processing of data, together with the possibilities of a breadthways available Internet are the base of a new technologic revolution which is summed up under the term:

The Internet of Things (IoT).

Everyone who deals with the production, transport, marketing or support of any product has to deal with the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things will flow into all areas of everyday life and generate gigantic amounts of data.  Now it is important to capture, store and analyze these data, integrate the harvested results in production- and decision-processes and provide them in multiple shapes as information services.

This means, that huge amounts of data from many sources with various data types and backgrounds have to be processed. Here the abilities to query and seamlessly store the multiple data of many thousands of interconnected devices are needed. Structured and unstructured data, relational transaction data, sensor data, as well as time series- and geographical data have to be related with each other and analyzed reasonably.

BigData- and Cloud-technologies provide here the first answers to the new challenges. To survive in the era of the Internet of Things, companies have to bridge the gap between the new technologies and their ancestral and existentially important ERP-enterprise-data.

Customers and consumers will increasingly demand services and performances that will be enabled by the Internet of things. The fast development of applications for providing customer specific information and service performances will be a strong competition criterion in the future.

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Setting up the NoSQL functionality on an existing instance

With the Version 12.10.xC2 IBM created the opportunity to access the Informix database with MongoDB-clients and to use the Informix NoSQL functionality. Unfortunately there is no description of how I can enable the functionality on an existing instance.

This article is meant to be a manual of how one enables the NoSQL functionality in an existing instance.

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Informix go’s No-SQL

With the in September 2013 released version 12.10.xC2 Informix has now JSON compatible NoSQL functionality available. With that the IBM pushed the door to BigData once more wider open for Informix.

Now a third important building block is added to Warehouse Accelerator and TimeSeries functionality: The from relational scheme deviating storage and converting of data in the for webapplications widely spread Java Script Object Notation (JSON).

Therefor the set of native datatypes for Informix was expanded by JSON, respectively by the binary equivalent BSON. During the expansion of the scope of functions the compatibility to the widest spread NoSQL database - MongoDB - was respected, so that MongoDB applications can also be run mostly directly with Informix.

The first noteworthy introduction of NosQL for Informix occured in the end of September in the "Chat with the lab webcast" by Jerry Keesee and John Miller. The topic is still barely present in the web. The Informix NoSQL presentation of the IBM offers a good entrance and explains the basic terms and relations.

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IBM Informix Workgroup und Enterprise Editionen
Abkündigung der Floating User Lizenzmetrik

Mit der im Announcement ZP13-0367 vom 9. Juli 2013 veröffentlichten Abkündigung der Floating User Lizenzierung, unternimmt die IBM einen gewagten Schritt in die Umgestaltung der Informix Lizenzlandschaft ihrer Kunden.

  • Die Floating User Lizenzierung wurde von der IBM erst Ende 2010 als Ablösung der noch aus INFORMIX Zeiten übernommenen Concurrent Session bzw. Concurrent Connect Lizenzierung eingeführt (siehe hierzu unsere Vertriebsinfo Nr.: 11-02-15 vom Februar 2011). 
  • Concurrent Session war die Standard Lizenzierungsart unter INFORMIX, damit ist die Floating User Lizenzierung aktuell entsprechend weit verbreitet. Von dieser Abkündigung betroffen sind Kunden die eine Informix Growth- bzw. Workgroup- oder Ultimate- bzw. Enterprise Edition einsetzen und die nicht auf Authorized User, PVU oder Sockellizenzierung bemessen werden.
  • Für Floating User Single Session Single Install Lizenzen (kurz „Floating User“) ist ein Wechsel im Rahmen der Wartung auf das Authorized User Single Install Lizenzmodell vorgesehen (kurz „Authorized User“), wobei ein Floating User in zwei Authorized User gewandelt wird.
  • Die Wandlung von Floating User nach Authorized User bedeutet für die betroffenen Kunden eine notwendig Überprüfung und Neubewertung ihrer Informix Lizenzbasis.
  • Dieser Artikel beschäftigt sich mit den Hintergründen und schlägt Handlungsweisen vor.