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Informix v.14.10.xC4W1 Technical Deep Dive webcasts

Informix 14.10. WebcastsIIUG and IBM announce Informix v.14.10.xC4W1 Technical Deep Dive webcast series!

The IIUG and IBM are pleased to announce a series of webcasts covering the features released in Informix v.14.10.xC4W1, including some that didn’t make it into the documentation!

These events will occur on the following dates and times:

Topic: Replication

August 12, 2020 at 10 am Central (August 12, 17:00 MESZ / 15:00 GMT)

Topics: Java and system administration

August 26, 2020 at 10 am Central (August 26, 17:00 MESZ / 15:00 GMT)

Topics: CSDK and IHQ

July 29, 2020 (passed)

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IBM User Group Day - May 19 & 20, 2020

IIUG International Informix Users GroupHello IIUG Members and Informix Enthusiasts!

You are invited!

Join IBM for User Group Day, a unique virtual experience. IBM is uniting over a dozen IBM User Groups for a 2-day virtual conference with 6 tracks each day featuring user groups, offering management, developers and support staff with expert advice, lessons, demos, keynotes, feedback sessions, and more. Learn more about the technologies you use every day, start a conversation, ask questions, or find new User Groups to connect with.

Get the full IBM User Group Day agenda and register for free visit here!

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IBM Informix Release Roadmap – Update March 2020

Planning for Q2 and the second half of 2020

  • Informix 14.10 for IBM Cloud Pack available
  • 14.10.xC4 Fixpack with improved backup functions for secondary’s
  • LinuxONE Platform Support
  • Last cumulative fix release for Informix 11.70
  • ...

Innovations for 2021 (under investigation)

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IBM Sub-Capacity licensing for Informix and Db2

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If Informix or DB2 are to be used in virtual environments, the question of how to calculate licenses quickly arises with processor-dependent licenses. Is a calculation based on logical resources sufficient or must the physical hardware be fully licensed?

This article is a brief summary of the various IBM sources for licensing Informix or Db2 in virtual environments. It introduces the common processor-based licensing and the associated definitions for full- and sub-capacity. This article also provides a summary of the general requirements and important information about the verification requirements when using sub-capacity licensing.

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Informix V14.10.xC2 Editions offer extended Limits

Informix 14.10. extended limitsInformix Release 14.10.xC2 of September 2019

For the Informix Developer, Informix Express and Informix Innovator-C Editions, IBM increases CPU and memory usage limits with release 14.10xC2.

The increase makes Informix even more attractive for small and medium-size applications.

The upgrade was made without a special announcement - through changes in the license terms with the release of Informix 14.10.xC2.

Customers who upgrade to this version with a new license or an update as part of their product maintenance, will benefit from the enhancements. The extensions do not apply to older releases, also because the limits are fixed in the source.

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Announcement of IBM price adjustments for Informix 14.10

PreisupdateIBM announces worldwide price adjustments for its software portfolio with an announcement on September 10th. This includes Informix products from January 1, 2020.

For sales within the Federal Republic of Germany, Informix prices will be increased by approximately 3%. This applies to both new licenses and product maintenance (renewals).

Registered visitors can view IBM's prices for Informix 14.10 here!

An excerpt from the announcement can be found here:

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Informix 14.10 - Client-SDK support for 32-bit applications

toolsMany applications based on Informix have two things in common: existential importance for the company and exceptionally long periods of use. It is not surprising that many long-established solutions are available as 32-bit versions.

With the introduction of Informix 14.10 in April 2019 and the current Client-SDK 4.5, HCL and IBM no longer offer 32-bit portings for the new versions.

For software engineering reasons, many 32-bit applications can only be ported to 64-bit with great effort. Will these applications not be able to run on Informix 14.10 in the future?

The main question is, will 32-bit applications continue to be supported, and if so, for how long?

CURSOR recognized this problem early and pointed out the need for a solution to IBM and HCL.

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Admin-Scout 2.3 - New Scheduler Module

schweissen 600x400cWe asked the question, which areas of an Informix database system have to be administered manually and where is it possible to set up an automated administration? The goal is to achieve increasing automation and independent optimization of the system through an interaction of sensors and tasks.

Informix provides an SQL API and corresponding commands as a basis for setting up tasks. If you are an Informix administrator and are rarely concerned with setting up and managing tasks and sensors, you will find that this can quickly become a complex challenge. Therefore, in the new version of our Admin-Scout, we have intensively addressed the topic of a task scheduler and developed a new Admin-Scout module for the administration of tasks and sensors.

The new Admin-Scout 2.3 Scheduler module offers a centralized administration of all tasks and sensors

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