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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. 

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