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The Informix Newsletter 2022/Q4Informix Newsletter is a spark plug

Issue 2022/Q4 now available!

Main topics in the current newsletter are for example:

  • Tips on the options of ONINIT when setting up a replication.
  • Options of ONMODE Reversion, for testing different releases.
  • Query of the current Informix edition under Unix or Windows.
  • Note on License Key installation using Java.
  •  ...
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IBM price adjustments for software 01.01.2023 - Update


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IBM price adjustments for software effective January 1, 2023


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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IBM price adjustments for software effective January 1, 2022


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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IIUG World 2021 – Virtual Event

IIUG International Informix Users GroupIIUG World 2021 will take place October 5-7 starting each day at 10:00 am Eastern US Time!

The keynote speakers just confirmed:

  • Arvind Krishna – Chairman and CEO of IBM. Arvind has been with IBM for over 30 years.
  • Madhu Kochar – IBM Vice President, Product management, Data and AI.
  • Seth Dobrin – VP and Chief Data Officer for IBM Analytics.

Registration for this event will be $199. Register by September 1st to take advantage of the early bird price of $150.

Register today, save money and get one Informix 14.10 Administrator certification test free!

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New Informix 14.10 Certification!

Informix 14.10 Zertifizierung

IBM introduces a new certification procedure for Informix administrators. This will fundamentally change procedures and terminology. The previous certifications will no longer be offered.

IBM employee and Informix veteran Carton Doe gives an introduction to the new format and tips on preparing for the test on the Washington Area Informix Users Group website.

The first opportunities to take the new certification will be at the IIUG Virtual Technical Event in early October. For conference attendees, the opportunity for certification is included in the conference fees. Preparatory sessions will be offered by Scott Picket and Carlton Doe.

The exam is proctored and includes 60 questions from 15 topic areas. According to Carlton, the questions are geared toward a solid administrator base knowledge as required in the day-to-day use of Informix. No esoteric questions come up, he says.

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IBM Informix vulnerability CVE-2020-4799 in Spatial Datablade Module

Security UpdateA security warning was issued on October 8, 2020 (CVE-2020-4799) for IBM Informix Dynamic Server.

This vulnerability affects the Spatial Datablade Module in Informix Server versions 12.10 and 14.10.

A specific function in the Spatial Datablade can be called with an out-of-range parameter. A local user logged on with SQL privileges could use this vulnerability to attempt to execute an SQL injection. If the attack is successful, the attacker would be able to grant himself extended user rights and execute his own code

Help provides a Fix Pack that IBM has released on Fix Central.

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