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IBM Informix

first class enterprise database for OLTP, embedded solutions and IoT

Informix is a secure embeddable database, optimized for OLTP, IoT and is forging new frontiers with its unique ability to seamlessly integrate SQL, NoSQL/JSON, time series and spatial data. Reliability, flexibility, ease of use, and low total cost of ownership makes Informix the best in class enterprise database available in the market (IBM).

 
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High-End for Online Transaction Processing & Data Warehouse

  • OLTP database for highest demands on performance, transaction security and high availability.
  • Industry-proven in companies with very high transaction volumes: trade, telecommunication, transportation.
  • High availability solutions and cluster concepts.
  • Extremely fast business analytics and warehouse analyses through in-memory technology.
 
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IoT - minimal footprint for the Internet of Things

  • Minimal footprint, server installation from 80 MB.
  • Native Smart-Meter / Time-Series functionality.
  • NoSQL, REST- and MongoDB APIs.
  • Ports for Edge processors (Intel/ARM64).
 
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The embedded database for software vendors and solution providers

  • Easy installation and configuration.
  • Minimal effort for administration and maintenance.
  • Infinitely scalable, from free editions to the high-end enterprise requirements of global enterprises.
  • Customized license and pricing models for software vendors and solution providers.
     

Latest articles about Informix

Announcement of IBM price adjustments for Informix 14.10

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 - Informix Client-SDK support for 32-bit applications

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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Setting up a secure SSL connection for Informix servers and clients

Setting up a secure SSL connection for Informix servers
and clients

Informix SSLIn public, but also in private networks, there is a potential risk that a connection between a database server and a client can be intercepted.

The best way to prevent eavesdropping is to establish an encrypted connection. Informix provides an easy way to set up secure SSL connections. Server and clients have a private key that is exchanged before the connection is established. The key is stored both on the server and on the client in an encrypted keystore.

This article describes how to set up a secure SSL connection for Informix servers and clients with a few commands.

The starting point for this article is based on the development of the CURSOR Admin-Scout. Informix administration with the Admin-Scout is done classically via a server-client connection. For us it was an important concern to secure this connection according to approved techniques. The second part of this article therefore describes how to set up an SSL connection between the database server and the Admin-Scout.

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Informix Virtual Processor Core Licensing

Informix Virtual Processor Core Licensing

Simplified licensing of CPU cores with Informix 14.10Informix Virtual Processor Core Licensing

With the release of Informix 14.10, IBM offers a new licensing option. Except for special licensing models for ASL/ESA resellers, Informix installations are usually licensed by user or processor power.

Many sales partners criticize the licensing according to Processor Value Unit calculation (PVU licensing), as too complicated and too little comparable in their calculations. In software projects, the target platform is often still uncertain in the offer phase. PVU licensing cannot be offered to potential customers because the basis for a calculation is not known at this point.

Here, the new licensing of processor cores now offers a more reasonable alternative, which impresses with its simplicity of evaluation and price advantages over PVU licensing.

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European IBM Informix Days 2019

European IBM Informix Days 2019 IBM Informix Tage 2019

June 3 and 4 at the IBM Watson IoT Center in Munich

This year IBM is offering an international event for Informix customers from the European countries.

The two-day event scores with contributions directly from the Informix development and support departments. Among others, Informix Chief Architect, Shawn Moe, will present new features that are included in the recently released Informix Version 14.10.

Like the Informix Technology Days of the last few years, there will be in-depth lectures on technical topics. This also includes examples of new applications from Informix - especially from the Internet of Things (IoT) area. Best practice reports, directly from Informix users, complete the conference program.

On the evening of the first day a dinner is planned to enhance the networking between the participants.

Take advantage of the many opportunities to share experiences not only with other Informix customers and partners, but also with IBM and HCL employees.

Invited are all customers, partners and interested parties who are in contact with IBM Informix. As this year's event is aimed at participants from all over Europe, the presentations will be in English.

The event is free of charge, no participation fees will be charged.
Please register as soon as possible for the European IBM Informix Days 2019!

Of course the Informix team of CURSOR Service Distribution will also participate in this event.

We look forward to meeting you and invite you to join us for some exciting discussions about the use and the administration of Informix!

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IBM Informix 14.10 - Overview / IBM Solution Brief

IBM Informix 14.10 - Overview / IBM Solution Brief

Just in time for the release of Informix 14.10, IBM has published a new data sheet for Informix. Read an introduction to performance, enterprise replication, security or smart triggers enhancements - and why Informix is the key database for IOT projects!

You can also download and view the data sheet here.

The high-performance, low-footprint
database for analytics on the edge,
in the cloud and on premises

IBM Informix delivers:

  • Powerful, optimized time series and geospatial data management
  • Automated administration and self-management features
  • Footprints under 100 MB for easy IoT gateway embedding
  • IBM InformixHQ for collaboration and management across multiple instances
  • Integrated in-memory warehouse accelerator (Advanced Enterprise)
IBM Informix 14.10 IBM Solution Brief - Download

Enterprise databases have always been strong when it comes to fast transaction processing and continuous data availability. Informix does this with minimal administration and the highest level of security - in a legendary way.

The Internet of Things (IoT) means new challenges, also for databases. In the future, companies will be confronted with a flood of different data and formats that can be used for analytical monitoring or as a controlling resource.

Many companies have chosen Informix, a solution capable of meeting all their transactional and analytical needs in the enterprise environment as well as in the Internet of Things context. IBM Informix is an easy to integrate, powerful database for processing SQL, NoSQL, JSON, time series or geodata as they occur in the IoT environment. Informix is up and running in minutes and accessible from virtually any desktop, laptop or mobile device. Even when deployed on thousands of devices worldwide, Informix is easy to install and manage. Minimal installation sizes - in some cases less than 100 MB - and the ability to run on distributed devices with a variety of automated management capabilities, make Informix ideal for integration into embedded systems or IoT edge gateways.

Download the IBM Informix 14.10 data sheet here!
In addition to detailed information on the new features, you will also find a table that compares the current editions, Express, Workgroup, Enterprise and Advanced Enterprise.

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IBM software withdrawals for various Informix versions - ENUSZP19-0171 (2019-04)

ZP19-0171IBM software withdrawals for various Informix versions - ENUSZP19-0171 (2019-04).
(IBM Europe Software Withdrawal ZP19-0171, April 9. 2019)
Overview

With the 137-page Announcement of April 9. 2019, IBM announces new End-of-Marketing (EOM) and End-of-Support (EOS) dates for a variety of products. Informix 11.7.x versions and Informix Advanced Workgroup Edition 12.10 will also be affected.

For the 11.7.x versions Informix 12.10 or Informix 14.10 are available as replacements.

The Informix Advanced Workgroup Edition will not be continued, IBM will end the offering of this edition on July 9, 2019 (EOM). However, customers who have this edition in maintenance will continue to be supported. A date for the end of support (EOS) has not yet been released.
  • IBM Informix Advanced Workgroup Edition CPU Option Processor Value Unit (PVU) End-of-Marketing: Juli 9. 2019 - no replacements.
For the following Informix versions and programs, IBM will discontinue service and support (EOS) on the date shown:
Progr. ID Name Version End-of-Service Replacement
5725-D14 IBM Informix Ultimate Warehouse Edition 11.7.x Sept. 30. 2020 14.1
5725-A39 IBM Informix Ultimate Edition 11.7.x Sept. 30. 2020 14.1
5725-A40 IBM Informix Growth Edition 11.7.x Sept. 30. 2020 14.1
5724-Z04 IBM Informix Express Edition 11.7.x Sept. 30. 2020 14.1
5724-C41 IBM Informix CISAM 7.24.x April 30. 2020 7.25
5724-C43 IBM Informix SE 7.24.x April 30. 2020 7.25
5724-C55 IBM Informix SQL 7.32.x April 30. 2020 7.50
5724-C66 IBM Informix 4GL Complier 7.32.x April 30. 2020 7.50
5724-C66 IBM Informix 4GL Rapid Development System 7.32.x April 30. 2020 7.50
5724-D27 IBM Informix DataBlade Workgroup bundle 1.0.x April 30. 2020 No replacement

 

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IBM Informix V14.10 enhances all editions ZP19-0078 (2019-03)

ZP19 0078 560x247IBM Informix V14.10 enhances all editions, bringing improvements to performance, security, administration, and core database capabilities
(IBM Europe Software Announcement ZP19-0078, dated March 12, 2019)
Overview

IBM Informix V14.10 provides a powerful, reliable, and low-cost data platform for mission-critical business environments. Informix V14.10 builds on its powerful feature set with new capabilities and improvements in various areas, including support for online transaction processing (OLTP) and replication workloads, time series and spatial data, and enhancements to data security. Informix continues to provide optimized performance and reliability in a cost-effective and simple-toadminister database platform that is designed for continuous availability of critical data resources.

IBM Informix V14.10:

• Enhances performance of secondary backups and OLTP transactions
• Provides higher security for encryption keys and Transport Layer Security (TLS)
• Enhances usability, streamlines administration, and increases uptime
• Provides new graphical administration tool called InformixHQ
• Enhances Unicode support to current V11 specifications
• Enhances time series granularity and spatial projection systems
• Updates platform support to current 64-bit OS levels
• Increases hardware limits at the Workgroup Edition level
• Includes storage optimization at the Enterprise Edition level

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