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IBM Informix – HCL IP Partnership (April-28-2017)

Dear Informix Partners,

below we share actual news about the IBM/HCL Informix partnership, provided today by Tomas Escobar
(WW Sales and Strategy Leader, DB2 and Informix).

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Tomas Escobar:
Short overview
  • Informix Development and support teams will move to HCL and HCL will further accelerate Informix development work.
  • Nothing changes for existing customers - and there is a guarantee for next 15 years of continued Informix availability, enhancements and support.
  • IBM did not sell the IP, not the product, not the source code - we did not sell the Informix business.
  • IBM remains the point of contact for sales, contracting, licensing, pricing, support towards customers. IBM product lifecycle policies remain unchanged for Informix.


I would like to share with you a couple of great perspectives on the IBM Informix and HCL partnership written by Dan Hernandez and Matthias Funke, as well as other key material. The objective is to assist you in the process of sharing these exciting news with your sales teams, colleagues, business partners and customers.

Source: IBM Data Management Blog / April 18, 2017
https://ibmdatamanagement.co/2017/04/18/ibm-and-hcl-strategic-partnership-to-jointly-develop-and-market-ibm-informix/

Attached the communication distributed to all attendees of the WW Informix User Conference in Raleigh, April 23-27. Feel free to share the blogs and the documents attached, with your sales teams, Business Partners and Informix customers.

Best regards,
_________________________________________________
Tomas Escobar
WW Sales and Strategy Leader, DB2 and Informix
IBM Analytics Unit


IBM and HCL Strategic Partnership to
jointly develop and market IBM Informix (April-17-2017)

Friends

I have some very exciting news to share with you today. I am very pleased to announce that IBM and HCL are entering a strategic partnership to jointly develop and market the IBM Informix family of products.

We are building on a history of collaboration between the two companies. The new partnership combines IBM’s large Informix customer base and global sales force with HCL’s leadership in the IT services sector – accelerating the investments, evolution and adoption of Informix as a leading database – and further address the needs of an embedded database.

Effective May 1, 2017, HCL will take over development and support of the Informix product family. Product strategy, marketing and sales efforts continue to be led by IBM with HCL participating and expanding routes to market. Experience for customers remains unchanged. Existing customer agreements, first point of contact, new licenses or extensions to existing entitlements continue to be through IBM.

Let me close by expressing again my personal excitement about this new partnership as it will lead to new innovations, more delighted clients and more opportunities for our employees and partners.

Dan Hernandez, VP Offering Management Analytics IBM

Source: IIUG News User / April 17, 2017
http://www.iiug.org/en/2017/04/17/ibm-and-hcl-strategic-partnership-to-jointly-develop-and-market-ibm-informix/

Source: IBM Data Management Blog / April 18, 2017
https://ibmdatamanagement.co/2017/04/18/ibm-and-hcl-strategic-partnership-to-jointly-develop-and-market-ibm-informix/

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IBM Invitation for May 16 to Munich

Short overview: Topics / Dates / Organistation
  • The conference starts on Tuesday with a keynote. Pradeep Muthalpuredathe, the manager of Informix, will provide development and support on the new situation and an outlook on the plans.
  • A session about new features will follow.
  • IBM Informix Support gives an outlook on a possible OAT successor and an overview of undocumented features of the IDS.
  • Two lectures will deal with SQEexplain and Performance Tuning, two with Enterprise Replication and CDC.
  • Finally, a question and answer session will be held again under the ambitious motto "All questions answered", in which the participants have the opportunity to ask questions to IBM experts.

The event takes place at the IBM office in Munich, Hollerithstr. 1. The event starts on Tuesday at 10 am, registration starts at 9:30 am, the event ends at 6 pm on this day.

Participation in the event is free.

The registration can be made directly by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(Note: alternatively you can also use the contact function on this website).
Please provide the names and e-mail addresses of all participants.

We look forward to your registration and hope to see you in May!

Your IBM Informix team



Request for speakers and additional topics (10.03.2017)

Dear Informix friends

After the very positive response to the Informix technology days in recent years, a technology day will be held again this year. The event will be held in Munich on 16 May. Registrations will be possible from the end of March.

IBM is planning a mix of a key note with up-to-date information on product development, lectures by developers and support staff, and of course, customers will also participate with lectures.

We therefore ask you to propose topics and presentations for the Informix Technology Day. In this case, a title proposal is sufficient, possibly extended by a brief description of the content

Two types of proposals can be made

- Topics on lectures, which you would like to keep yourself
- Topics on lectures you would like to hear.

Please send your topic or lecture request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and also provide your contact details.

 

We look forward to your feedback and hope to see you in May!

Thanks and kind regards
Dr. Elisabeth Bach (IBM)
Techn.Support DMS / IBM Informix Advanced Support
IBM Software Group, Information Management

IIUG 2017 – The Premier Informix Event

April 23 - 27, 2017
Marriott City Center, Raleigh, NC, USA

The largest gathering of Informix DBAs, Developers and Business Partners in the world.
3 Full Days of Educational Sessions to meet all of your Informix DBA and Developer needs.
Developers

The IIUG conference enables developers to find the newest and most powerful ways to utilize Informix.

DBAs

The best technical information to maximize your Informix potential.

Managers

Learn why Informix has the lowest TCO in the industry while having some of the most powerful tools available for your business.

Visit www.iiug2017.org for more information
IIUG 2017 Conference Planning Committee
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ENUSZP17 0127 560x231IBM Software withdrawal:
IBM Cognos Analysis for Microsoft Excel,
IBM Cognos TM1, IBM Cognos Express,
IBM Cognos Insight and
IBM Performance Management Suite
(IBM Europe Withdrawal Announcement ZP17-0127, dated January 24, 2017)

Withdrawn programs

Effective on the dates shown, IBM will withdraw from marketing specific part numbers from the following program licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:

Some replacements available

   Program number  Program release name   VRM  Withdrawal from marketing date
         
   5724-W49  IBM Cognos TM1  10.2.x  April 24, 2017
   5724-Y13  IBM Cognos Express  10.2.x  April 24, 2017
   5724-W22  IBM Cognos Analysis for Microsoft Excel  10.2.x  April 24, 2017
   5725-F64  IBM Cognos Insight  10.2.x  April 24, 2017

On or after that date, you can no longer obtain these programs directly from IBM. 

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IBM Informix on Cloud

White Paper by Bloor
Author Philip Howard
Publish date January 2017

This paper discusses the latest release of IBM Informix, which offers the ability to host Informix on the IBM Cloud (SoftLayer and Bluemix).

Informix, one of the databases offered by IBM, has a long and illustrious history. It is well known as a platform for supporting applications developed by third parties and ISVs, primarily for use in transactional environments.

This is because Informix is a robust offering that combines high performance and functionality with minimal administrative requirements. However, this paper does not discuss these features of the product in any detail.

Instead, we are here concerned with the latest release of IBM Informix, which offers the ability to host Informix on the IBM Cloud.

View White Paper on IBM Website

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ZP16 0550 560x255IBM Informix for Big Data bundle 
improved data analytics and management experience
(IBM Europe Software Announcement ZP16-0550, dated December 6, 2016)

IBM Informix for Big Data bundle offers improved data analytics and management experience with IBM Informix V12.10 and IBM BigInsights V4.2

Overview

IBM Informix for Big Data is a software bundle that delivers two powerful product licensing options in a single offering. With their combined data management and analytical capabilities, IBM Informix V12.10 and IBM BigInsights V4.2 offer deployment flexibility and investment protection. Data intensive organizations are seeking transformative capabilities to accelerate their end to end analytics lifecycle to drive differentiation and competitive advantage. At the same time, funds are limited and any data management investments need to be effective, reliable, affordable, and future proof. IBM Informix for Big Data V1.0 delivers two powerful product licensing options in a single offering that provides clients the flexibility and agility to deploy both Informix and BigInsights as they choose to meet the analytical needs of their current and future business environments.

This single offering provides clients the flexibility to deploy:

  • IBM Informix, a proven technology as a high performance, embeddable database with a small footprint that can scale huge and store and access time series, JSON, NoSQL, and SQL data all in one database.
  • IBM BigInsights, an industry standard Hadoop offering that combines the best of open source software with enterprise-grade capabilities. It helps organizations to cost effectively manage and analyze all kinds of data, including semistructured and unstructured. 

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ZP16 0451 560x273IBM Planning Analytics Local V2.0 and
IBM Planning Analytics Express V2.0
(IBM Europe Software Announcement ZP16-0451, dated December 6, 2016)

IBM Planning Analytics Local V2.0 and IBM Planning Analytics Express V2.0 add enhanced interface for improved planning, faster analysis, and more accurate forecasting.

IBM Planning Analytics Local V2.0

IBM Planning Analytics Local V2.0, formerly known as IBM Cognos TM1, offers a single planning and analysis solution that can be deployed locally. Version 2.0 brings an interface for improved speed, agility, and foresight: IBM Planning Analytics Workspace.

IBM Planning Analytics Express V2.0

IBM Planning Analytics Express V2.0, formerly known as IBM Cognos Express, is an offering that consists of IBM Cognos Analytics and Planning Analytics, but at a lower price point for clients that have 50 or less Planning Analytics users or 100 or less Cognos Analytics users. Planning Analytics Express affords small and midsized clients, as well as departmental groups within larger enterprises, the opportunity to acquire and operate all capabilities of Planning Analytics. Clients can choose individual connectors to Cognos Analytics or Planning Analytics, or a combined offering of both solutions. Planning Analytics Express clients have access to all interim fixes, refreshes, and fix packs that are supplied to enterprise clients.

Planning Analytics Express includes the latest release of IBM Planning Analytics Local V2.0, and IBM Cognos Analytics V11.

Note: Name changes for IBM Planning Analytics Local and IBM Planning Analytics Express are as follows:

  New name   Previous name
  IBM Planning Analytics Local    
  IBM Planning Analytics Local   IBM Cognos TM1
  IBM Planning Analytics Local TM1 Server   IBM Cognos Analytic Server
  IBM Planning Analytics Local Modeler   IBM Cognos Performance Management Modeler
  IBM Planning Analytics Express    
  IBM Planning Analytics Express   IBM Cognos Express
  IBM Planning Analytics Express Administrator   IBM Cognos Express Administrator
  IBM Planning Analytics Express Connector for TM1   IBM Cognos Express Connector for Performance Management
  IBM Planning Analytics Express Cognos Analytics User   IBM Cognos Express Business Intelligence User
  IBM Planning Analytics Express Connector for Cognos Analytics   IBM Cognos Express Connector for Business Intelligence
  IBM Planning Analytics Express Connector   IBM Cognos Express Connector
  IBM Planning Analytics Express Cognos Analytics Consumer User   IBM Cognos Express Consumer User

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