IIUG Insider (Inaugural Issue #1)
May 17, 2002
Welcome to the International Informix Users Group (IIUG) Insider! It
contains timely and relevant information for the IBM Informix community.
You are receiving it because you are an IIUG member or a local Informix
user group leader.
In response to your input, the IIUG Insider has replaced the IIUG Alert as
our bi-weekly electronic publication. The IIUG Alert from hereon will be
reserved only for urgent and time-sensitive information. All IIUG electronic
publications are now archived in a single location at www.IIUG.org.
- European IBM Software Symposium – Discount Code for IIUG Members
- IBM Informix SE 7.25 Now Available for Free Download
- Informix Today Newsletter – Registration Instructions
- IBM Informix Product Portfolio White Paper v.3 – Get It Now!
- IIUG Software Repository News
- IIUG Webmaster Warning
- IBM Steals the Database Crown from Oracle
- Do You Need 32 TB of Storage?
- New IBM Informix Curriculum View Page
- Useful Links
- Closing and Credits
European IBM Software Symposium - Discount Code for IIUG Members
IBM has extended a 10% registration fee discount to IIUG members who
attend the upcoming IBM Software Symposium 2002. Get the latest IBM
Informix product roadmaps, as well as trends and insights about Data
Warehousing, Content Management and Database Engines and learn
about IBMs full e-business software portfolio.
To register, please visit www.ibm.com/events/software/symposium2002 and use this registration code: 02DM78.
For information on the IBM Informix product track sessions, please visit:
IBM Informix SE Personal Edition 7.25 Now Available for Free Download
Visit the Members Area at www.IIUG.org right away to download IBM
Informix Standard Engine Personal Edition v.7.25 for Linux and Win2K!
Please note that to have access to this free and fully operational download,
you must be an IIUG member with a current profile. IBM doesn't support
this software and you may not use it to run production applications.
IIUG would like to thank IBM's Informix Standard Engine development and
product marketing teams for making this possible, including Meg, Marcia,
Jeff, Venkatesh and Hemant.
Informix Today Newsletter - Registration Instructions
In response to IIUG advocacy and your direct feedback, IBM is on the verge
of launching a monthly newsletter solely dedicated to IBM Informix
products and services. Registration is free at
IBM Informix Product Portfolio White Paper v.3 - Get It Now!
The IBM Informix Product Portfolio White Paper v.3 is a major revision of
the original. Every product section goes farther and deeper, and the IBM
Data Management vision is fully explained.
Get it now by contacting your IBM sales representative. Alternatively, the
IIUG web site will provide a link to it around May 24th.
We encourage you to provide feedback by writing to President@IIUG.org.
IIUG Software Repository News
ARCUNLOAD is Back!
By popular request, old copies of the arcunload/archecker utility
have been located and returned to the Special Software section of the
Repository. If you are contemplating using this software, please note that
it is still unsupported and still potentially dangerous. For more
information visit http://www.iiug.org/software/special_software.html.
Recent New Submissions and Updates
Software has recently been submitted or updated by Tom Garner,
Art Kagel, Ravi Krishna and Vagner Pontes. For more information, please
IIUG Webmaster Warning
Individuals have been sending e-mail messages pretending to be the IIUG
Webmaster or other IIUG leaders. They are simply entering these names in
the "reply to" field and do not seem to contain viruses.
We regret the nuisance but want to clarify that these messages are not
being routed through the IIUG server nor do they represent IIUG activity or
interests in any way.
If you should receive any of these messages, please forward the
e-mail header information to WebMaster@IIUG.org a subject line of "Bogus IIUG Message Received" will be placed in your message.
IBM Steals the Database Crown from Oracle
Helped by its billion-dollar purchase of Informix, IBM has replaced Oracle
at the top of the database management software market, according to
figures released early last week by Gartner.
For more information, we invite you to visit the following sites:
Do You Need 32 TB of Storage?
Researchers at IBM made headlines again earlier this month. IBM is
attempting to build by the end of this year a 32-terabyte storage system
out of a 3 x 3 x 3 array of 27 small, relatively simple hard-disk modules it
calls collective intelligent bricks.
For more information, please visit:
New IBM Informix Curriculum View Page
IBM Learning Services communicated to IIUG that the new IBM Informix
Curriculum View page is now live on their Web site in the US at
IBM's Amiet Goldman said: "We believe that the new look is much cleaner
and therefore hopefully our customers will find the information they need to
enroll in classes and make training decisions more rapidly and with greater
ease of navigation."
Tell IIUG what you think of this new page by writing to President@IIUG.org.
Closing and Credits
The International Informix Users Group (IIUG) is an organization designed
to enhance communications between IBM and its worldwide user
community. IIUG now approaches 14,000 members and enjoys the support
and commitment of IBM's Data Management division. Key programs
include local user groups and special interest groups, which we promote
and assist from launch through growth.
Sources: IIUG Board of Directors
Editors: David Smith and Fred Hubbard, IIUG Board of Directors
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