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Admin-Scout 3.3
Informix Enterprise Replication Module

Informix ERInformix Enterprise Replication is a powerful way to replicate data assets across distributed installations and keep them consistent.

With version 3.3, Admin-Scout helps Informix administrators to set up, configure and monitor Informix Enterprise Replications.

This article provides an overview of Informix Enterprise Replication with our Admin-Scout for Informix.

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Admin-Scout 3.3
Development and Release Steps

All changes up to Release 3.3
of November 2022

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The Informix Newsletter 2022/Q3Informix Newsletter is a spark plug

After almost three years of vacancy the Informix newsletter editorial staff publishes a new issue!

By the end of 2017, the editorial team, consisting mainly of IBM Informix employees, had published 125 issues of the popular Informix newsletter. With the integration of HCL into the further development of Informix, personnel changes followed. In the end, it was the EU guidelines of the GDPR that prevented further distribution among IBM.

With the logistic support of the German Informix User Group (IUG) the proven team is now back, offering the latest news, technical tips and tricks around Informix.

Issue 2022/Q3 now available!

Main topics in the current newsletter are for example:

  • ONMODE options for a targeted reset of the buffer pool or for the short-term addition of an additional shared memory segment.
  • Splitting of strings or the replacement of ASCII special characters with SPL.
  • Determination of the isolation level of the current session via a simple SQL query.
  •  ...
Read the whole article and view the Informix Newsletter online here!

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IBM price adjustments for software effective January 1, 2023

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On September 8, IBM published the annual announcement for the adjustment of prices. We will keep it short: Informix and Db2 customers have to be prepared for a solid increase of +8% at the turn of the year.

The complete announcement can be found here:

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Admin-Scout 3.2
Create individual users / Test roles with the SQL-Editor

Informix compareCustomized use of the Admin-Scout thanks to the new role concept

Whereas Admin-Scout previously only knew the default users "cursoradmin" and "openadmin", the new version 3.2 allows the creation of individual users. In combination with a dedicated assignment of rights on menu level, different roles can now be built up specifically.

Checking role and rights concepts with the SQL-Editor

Administrators have to deal with roles and access rights of database users. To make it possible to check the rights of a user, the new version allows to test accesses of the SQL-Editor under a different user name

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Admin-Scout 3.2
ONCONFIG Explorer

Informix compareWith the ONCONFIG Explorer, Admin-Scout 3.2 offers a completely new module for managing ONCONFIG variables.

The goal of our development was to clearly summarize the ONCONFIG variables in one place and to present all information related to selected variables.

The ONCONFIG Explorer displays all ONCONFIG variables alphabetically sorted in a tree structure. A search field can be used to narrow down the number of hits.

For all documented variables a help button supports the quick display of the reference entry from the manual.

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Admin-Scout 3.2
New Storage Module

Informix compareThe entire storage administration clearly arranged in one module!

Admin-Scout 3.2 offers a complete overhaul and restructuring of storage management. The new module combines storage administration and reporting in one menu item. Administrators are now able to see all storage objects immediately through a hierarchically sorted object tree. A simple click provides all relevant details, sensibly organized via individual tabs.

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Admin-Scout 3.2
compare DB-objects

Informix compareAdmin Scout 3.2 offers a long-awaited feature: easy comparison of the databases' structures in different instances.

The new module compares the typical database objects such as tables, views, external tables, sequences functions and access rights, including the respective associated indexes, constraints and triggers.

This premium feature increases productivity while matching and adapting database structures and objects.

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IBM price adjustments for software effective January 1, 2022

Preisupdate

As in previous years, IBM announces a price adjustment for its software portfolio at the beginning of the new year. This will also affect the Informix and Db2 products, new licenses and renewals. The price adjustment is for sales within the Federal Republic of Germany, usually an increase of about 3%.

The complete announcement can be found here:

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