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).
Your CURSOR Service Distribution Team
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
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.
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)
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
Source: IBM Data Management Blog / April 18, 2017
Informix Technology Day 2017
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.
(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.
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
IBM 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
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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IBM Informix on Cloud:
speed innovation and save costs
(IBM Announcement ENUSZP16-0499 - 27.09.2016)
IBM Informix on Cloud gives you the ability to speed innovation and save costs by choosing a cloud deployment for your workloads
At a glance
IBM Informix on Cloud delivers all of the capabilities of the Informix Advanced Enterprise server deployed in on-premises configurations but without the time and expense of a hardware purchase, system administration, and management. The cloud-delivered Informix server will be configured for OLTP workloads and also includes entitlement to Informix Warehouse Accelerator (IWA) that delivers incredible query acceleration through columnar, compressed, in-memory technology.
- Provides database as a service on the IBM SoftLayer global cloud infrastructure
- Comes with an OLTP preconfigured instance
- Includes IBM Informix Warehouse Accelerator entitlement
- Supports cloud deployments of applications that will need JSON/BSON and SQL apps simultaneously in the same database, in the same queries
- Allows for faster deployment of innovative cloud applications due to REST interface and MQTT
IBM Informix Advanced Enterprise on Cloud offers the powerful feature set of Informix on-premises deployments without the cost, complexity, and risk of managing your own infrastructure.
Based on the Informix Advanced Enterprise edition, Informix on Cloud comes with a preconfigured instance configured for OLTP with storage optimization enabled and includes licensing for the Informix Warehouse Accelerator (IWA).
SPSS and Cognos are not included but are available as services on IBM Bluemix® that can be utilized with the Informix on Cloud offering.
Use of this offering reduces the time required for provisioning and deploying Informix so that application programming resources can focus on developing new solutions and innovation and database administrators retain full administrative control of their database environment.
Informix on Cloud includes the following optional services:
- IBM Informix on Cloud Jump Start Remotely Delivered Setup
- IBM Informix on Cloud Accelerator Remotely Delivered Setup
These setup services deliver 50 hours of remote consulting time so that organizations get expert guidance with setup activities and quickly get productive use of one or more software as a service (SaaS) offerings. Organizations can easily obtain expert assistance to become operational at the time of SaaS signup.
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