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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

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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Informix 14.10 - Release preview

Informix 14.10 - Release preview

Giessen, February 2019

CURSOR Service Distribution is part of the Informix 14.10 beta testing team. The impression we have of version 14.10 can only be revealed after the official release. Some details have already been published by the International Informix User Group (IIUG). We will take this generally available information as a starting point and briefly present the most important new features.

Licensing- Informix Workgroup Edition

Allowed resources increased from 16 GB to 32 GB main memory and from 16 CPU cores to 24 cores.

Especially technology partners will be pleased with this long-awaited expansion as it significantly improves the performance and scope of the Workgroup Edition, which is an important edition for integrators.

Licensing- Informix Enterprise Edition

Storage Optimization (data compression) becomes a general part of the Enterprise Edition.

All Informix 14.10 Enterprise Edition deployments now benefit from the long-established Storage Optimization feature. For customers already using data compression, the average database size has been reduced to a quarter, resulting in faster I/O operations and faster backups.

Data compression reduces storage requirements for primary-, secondary-, backup-, and log-data while improving performance by reducing I/O operations.

Administration - faster Replication

Improved replication enables client applications to maintain virtually latency-free connectivity between primary and secondary servers. This enables faster recovery in the event of server failure.

Administration - Enterprise Replication

Set up enterprise level replication of Informix instances or databases with Enterprise Replication.

It is a single command that automates enterprise replication setup and data migration between two Informix server instances, on-premise or in the cloud. This command automates tasks such as defining the enterprise replication domain between the two servers, adding key columns for the tables, creating the required storage space for the databases, copying database schemas from the source server to the target server, creating replication definitions, and finally synchronizing data between source and target server instances, all in a transactional, flexible, tiered manner with no downtime.

Administration – InformixHQ

InformixHQ is the new web console for visualizing, monitoring and managing Informix server instances. InformixHQ is specifically designed for easy operation, scaling and optimization of development and administration requirements and is shipped as part of version 14.10.

InformixHQ provides capabilities for monitoring critical performance parameters. The monitoring system can be integrated directly into an alarm system so that administrators can be notified immediately by e-mail, Twilio or PagerDuty.

InformixHQ is scalable and can efficiently monitor all Informix database server instances within an organization.

As an Informix service and support provider, we paid special attention to the new administration tool during the beta test. We will report in detail in a later article about the state of "the emperor's new clothes".

Industry 4.0 / Logistics

Informix 14.10 improves the granularity of time series and spatial projection.

By supporting subsecond time stamps, it can be used in environments with a very fast sequence of events.

For logistics, support for additional geodetic and projective systems will be introduced. This makes it possible, for example, to track shipments in their own coordinate system.

Security

Informix 14.10 provides increased security for encryption keys and integrated backup encryption.

By supporting the Remote Key Management Server to generate encryption keys and reducing the DBA effort required to encrypt Informix backups, data protection on backup media is increased without the risk of key loss. The encryption key itself is encrypted (Envelope Encryption).

Developer - Common table expression (CTE)

The implementation of the SQL standard CTE improves the readability and maintenance of complex queries for application developers. Developers can use CTE results multiple times in a query, perform pipeline aggregations, and write powerful recursive queries. Complex queries can be divided into simple, ad hoc logical building blocks.

Informix 14.10 - When's the release coming?

IBM and HCL have not yet published a release date. Informix insiders expect release 14.10 in Q1-2019 or latest in Q2-2019.

If you don't want to miss the new release, simply register for our
Informix Release Newsletter - we will keep you up to date by e-mail.

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Informix Flash News / SUSE Enterprise Linux SP4 (Nov-26-2018)

Informix Flash News

 

Software (16.11.2018)

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Flashes: SUSE Enterprise Linux SP4 Kernel Versions 3.0.101-108.57 through 3.0.101-108.71
Causes Informix Dynamic Server To Crash

After installing SUSE Enterprise Linux SP4 kernel 3.0.101-108.57 through 3.0.101-108.71 (inclusive), Informix Dynamic Server versions 11.50, 11.70 and 12.10 will encounter various memory corruption assertion failures and ultimately crash.

The problem seems to be resolved in kernel 3.0.101-108.74 and beyond.

 

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Informix Technology Day 2018 - November 27 in Munich, Germany

Informix Technology Day 2018

IBM is again organizing an Informix Technology Day - on Tuesday, 27.11.2018 in Munich!

There will be the opportunity to find out about new developments in Informix and best practices for the successful use of Informix. In addition, the Technology Day will also provide numerous opportunities to share experiences not only with other customers and partners, but also with IBM and HCL employees.

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Pradeep Muthalpuredathe / Director - WW Informix Engineering

Speakers include the following:

•  Pradeep Muthalpuredathe,
   Technology Director and Head of Engineering for Informix at HCL,
•  Shawn Moe, Architect for Informix Development at HCL,
•  Scott Pickett, responsible for Informix at IBM worldwide,
•  Martin Mählmann from the Hamburger Pensionsverwaltung,
•  as well as other speakers from the local HCL and IBM organization.

There will also be an Informix Ask the Experts session where all kinds of questions about Informix can be asked.

The event will take place at the IBM office in 81829 Munich, Hollerithstr. 1.
Registration starts at 9:00 a.m., lectures start at 9:30 a.m. The event is scheduled to close at 5:00 p.m

Participation in the event is free of charge.

Agenda - Update 19.11.2018

09:00 - 09:30 Registration  
09:30 - 09:35 Welcoming Andreas Weininger (IBM) / Elisabeth Bach (HCL)
09:35 - 10:20 Informix roadmap - Where do we go from here? (engl.) Pradeep Muthalpuredathe (HCL)
10:20 - 11:05 Some customer Informix configuration and application issues and solutions Scott Pickett (IBM)
11:05 - 11:50 Advanced Analytics with Python and Informix Andreas Weininger (IBM)
11:50 - 12:05 Update Informix Support Andreas Sperl / Piet Gaarthuis (HCL)
12:05 - 13:00 Lunch break / Networking  
13:00 - 13:45 How to use Informix as SQL/NoSQL database Martin Mählmann (Hamburger Pensionsverwaltung)
13:45 - 14:15 What should I watch for when upgrading or migrating to Informix? Holger Kirstein (HCL)
14:15 - 14:45 Push Data and Smart Trigger Andreas Legner (HCL)
14:45 - 15:15 Informix TimeSeries: Special Features and Points of Interest Martin Fürderer (HCL)
15:15 - 15:35 Coffee break  
15:35 - 16:20 What's New in Informix? (engl.) Shawn Moe (HCL)
16:20 - 17:00 Informix Ask the Experts all speakers

Registration for the event can be made by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please include the names and e-mail addresses of all participants to be registered in this e-mail.

Dr. Andreas Weininger
Leading Technical Sales Professional
IBM Deutschland GmbH

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IBM Watson IoT Platform ENUSZP18-0477 (2018-09)

ENUSZP18 0477 560x286IBM Watson IoT Platform, offers add-ons for blockchain service and analytics service, building on integrated IoT foundation to derive greater value from IoT devices
(IBM Europe Announcement ZP18-0477, dated September 11, 2018)
Overview

Watson IoT Platform, formerly known as IBM IoT Connection Service, connects devices, ingests device data, and transforms that data into meaningful insights. Watson IoT Platform and its additional add-on services enable organizations to capture and explore data for devices, equipment, and machines, and discover insights that can drive better decision-making.

Watson IoT Platform combines the power and simplicity to scale to industrial IoT applications, solutions, and workloads. It integrates the existing capabilities and functions of IBM IoT Connection Service in an end-to-end, fully managed cloud service available for subscription in production or non-production environments:

Watson IoT Platform communicates with your applications and devices by using the Watson IoT Platform API and the Watson IoT Platform messaging protocol. Other capabilities include:

• Appliance claiming
• Device registration and setup
• Authentication and security
• Data lifecycle management
• Device management
• Alerts and remote monitoring
• Solution administration

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IBM IoT Building Insights - foundational IoT platform ENUSZP18-0216 (2018-06)

ENUS18 0216 560x280IBM IoT Building Insights delivers foundational IoT platform to help owners and operators manage connected buildings and drive optimal performance of entire enterprise
(IBM Europe Software Announcement ENUSZP18-0216, dated June 26, 2018)

Overview:

IBM IoT Building Insights is a solution designed for collecting sensor data, performing robust analytics, and enabling better decision making in connected buildings. Through the collection, analysis, and storage of a building's sensor data, owners and operators gain actionable insights to optimize building performance and management for financial and regulatory requirements.

As a robust, scalable, and flexible IoT platform, IoT Building Insights creates value along the entire building transformation journey for both new construction and retrofits.

IoT Building Insights provides services that can be deployed for the following activities:

• Collect, store, and analyze data across an entire global enterprise.
• View accurate contextual map of an enterprise's vitals.
• Develop brand-differentiating experiences in buildings through augmented intelligence.
• Advance extensive experience in real estate and facility management.
• Perform global and large-scale delivery.

Clients can also purchase non-production environment Instances of IBM IoT Building Insights. The non-production Instance can be used to test and prove value in the solution, test connecting devices of any type, and to run proof of concepts. Each non-production Instance can support up to 10 client devices. If the client wishes to increase the number of devices, they must deploy the production offering.

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IIUG World 2018 - Informix International Users Group Conference (2018-10)

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Informix International Users Group Conference
October 28 - November 1, 2018 - Washington, DC, 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.


Call for Presentations and Early Registration are now open!IIUG-Logo

Submit your proposal to the Speaker Site today.

All Customer User Speakers receive a complimentary IIUG World 2018 pass.

Not presenting? Register before July 15, 2018 and save $275 on your pass.

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How Informix can fit Your Database Needs (2018-03)

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IBM Systems Magazine Article - Ken Milberg (March 2018)

When most people hear that an IBM database is being evaluated, they naturally think of Db2. While that may be a natural reflex of sorts, IBM has expanded its database offerings over the years with Informix, Netezza and Cloudant—the first of which will be discussed in this article.

Informix is perhaps best known best for being used in high transaction OLTP application environments. In recent years it has been enhanced to support the largest of data warehouse workloads. In 2017, IBM and HCL technologies agreed to a 15-year partnership to co-develop and support the product.

  • Why use Informix and what does it do for you?
  • How has it evolved and what is it today?
Read the complete article on IBM Systems Magazine ...

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IBM Software withdrawal - some Informix parts - ENUSZP17-0450 (2017-09)

ENUSZP17 0450 560x267Software withdrawal and support discontinuance:
IBM Cognitive Solutions, IBM Hybrid Cloud & Managed Services, IBM Watson & Cloud Platform, IBM Industry Platforms, and IBM Z select products and part numbers - Some replacements available
(IBM Europe Software Announcement ZP17-0450, dated September 12, 2017)

Part of this withdrawal:

Informix Workgroup Limited Use Socket License from marketing

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IBM Informix WRKGRP Edition
CPU Option Limited Use Socket License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
December 12, 2017
No replacement

D0D1XLL
IBM Informix WRKGRP Edition
CPU Option Limited Use Socket SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months
December 12, 2017
No replacement

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