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Highlights: Introducing Informix in Box program kit for Universities
Welcome to the International Informix Users Group (IIUG) Insider! Designed for IIUG members and Informix user group leaders, this publication contains timely and relevant information for the IBM Informix community.
In Israel this is the Holiday season. For us the current year is 5,770.
IDS 11.50 xC6 is already in Beta. At work I have just upgraded to 11.50 FC5 from IDS 11.50 FC3.
Next month we are having the IBM IOD Conference, which is the major event for IBM Information Management.The IIUG Board of Directors will be present at the conference, so please look us up and say hello. We value our personal relationships. Next month I will have a conference recap and a board meeting report. Stay tuned.
The third IIUG International Conference has also been announced. You will be regularly updated in our Conference Corner. The first two conferences were a huge success. I am sure the 2010 will be even better. No other event can offer so much value for such a price. Join us in this fabulous technical party.
Introducing Informix in Box program kit for Universities
The Informix team has put together an Informix in a Box kit to introduce students to Informix with a series of customizable workshops ranging from 1/2 day to 5 days. This series of workshops is designed to provide theoretical as well as hands-on experience with IBM Informix Data Server.
The Informix in a Box kit includes:
Please visit the Informix in a Box wiki page for more information or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
IBM Information On Demand Global Conference 2009
The 2009 IBM Information On Demand Global Conference scheduled for October 25 - 29 in Las Vegas is fast approaching. The excitement is building for our informative and extensive Informix track that will provide you with the latest product updates as well as technical tips and tricks. You'll hear from fellow Informix users about the successes they have had with their implementations. This premier educational experience is sure to help your organization's ROI. You can even complete the Informix Fundamentals certification exam on the spot — FREE!
Plus, we're planning several networking events so you can continue your discussions in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.
Session descriptions are available for your reference now:
Once you have registered for the conference, you can enroll in the key sessions that interest you to reserve your spot. Pre-conference session enrollment is especially crucial for the hands-on labs as these sessions are always very popular. You don't want to miss these informative chances to roll-up your sleeves with the products.
While you are at the conference be sure to take advantage of the Meet the Experts sessions and the opportunity to schedule 1:1 appointments with key architects, developers, and executives so you return home with all of the answers you need to succeed with your Informix solution.
Finally, remember to take advantage of the special IIUG member conference registration discount, and save $100 off the registration fee. Just follow these steps:
NOTE: Discounts may not be combined with any other promotion2010 IIUG Informix Conference
Answer the Call — Submit a Proposal to Speak at the 2010 International Informix Users Group (IIUG) Conference
As one who regularly uses Informix, you've spent years honing your skills. Now share your experience and knowledge by becoming a speaker at the 2010 IIUG Informix Conference. The Conference Planning Committee is looking for presentations from real-world Informix users (and consultants and IBMers too).
The conference will include more than 80 technical sessions and a day of in-depth tutorials, all designed to educate and inspire. It will be held April 25-28, 2010 at the Marriott Hotel in Overland Park, Kansas (Kansas City). Be a part of the premier Informix event for 2010, dedicated to Informix professionals and focused on timely technical tips, in-depth tutorials, and the best networking in the user community.
Speakers receive a complimentary pass that provides access to all technical sessions, conference-related networking events and meals. If you are willing to share your insight and real-world experience, we invite you to submit a session proposal. Go to http://www.iiug.org/conf/2010/iiug/speakers.php for more details. The deadline is November 1st, so don't put this off. Get motivated and submit your ideas today.
The IIUG Conference Planning CommitteeIBM and CNIUG 2009 Informix User Conference
On 19-22 August 2009, IBM Informix User Conference was held by IBM and CNIUG in Guiyang. Experts, senior technology managers, clients and business partners gathered together discussing and sharing on the topic of customer demand-oriented applications such as market analysis and management system development and implementation, Informix warehouse application experience and technology trends.
Among the presentations were:
Presentation of "IDS 11.5 HDR"
Customer Successful Stories Sharing — Yinzhou bank Core Business System Upgrade to IDS11 .5
How to secure database information and real-time auditing
Informix Global Business Strategy
Improve Customer Satisfaction
Intelligence Support in China
Advanced DataTools is offering half priced Informix training classes now through October!
All of the Advanced DataTools Informix training classes are half off ($1000) and the price is valid for both on site training and via the web. This price is only for our July, August, and October classes. All of our training courses are updated to include the most recent Informix releases.
October 5-8, 2009 — Advanced Informix IDS Performance Tuning and Optimization
More information on the class can be found at:
To register or for more information on Advanced DataTools Training call (703) 256-0267 x101
Your IBM Information Management software support is a critical asset to your business. Attend our IBM Information on Demand Global Conference 2009 to get the latest update on software support initiatives, tools, and processes that matter to your business. This year's event delivers the best in software support experts, technical and business education, networking, hands-on labs and key IBM Electronic Support information helping you resolve your software problems faster.
Visit IBM Information on Demand Global Conference 2009 website.Experience Self Paced Virtual Classes - With our no charge trials offering
Now you can experience Self Paced Virtual Classes (SPVC) with our SPVC Trials Offering. Select from a number of courses which are available in a trial format and view detailed course content, instructor demos, and class exercises. All at no charge! Simply log in and experience a SPVC trial!SPVC offer you maximum flexibility and control over your learning. No fixed schedule or travel requirements mean you can study when and where you want. Plus, in today's business climate, Self-paced virtual classes are even more beneficial due to their lower cost. Find out more and experience Self paced virtual classes at no charge.http://www-01.ibm.com/software/data/education/spvctrials.html?=caSepSlfPcdFree Attend one of our Information Management Certification Days around the world!
Take advantage of Information Management's amazing offer by attending one of our IM Certification Days! We invite our Business Partners and clients to get certified at 50% off. Certification exams are only $100USD and are available across the entire Information Management portfolio. Pre-registration is required for this event.Now is the time to differentiate yourself with IM Professional certification! With several events taking place in September, October and November around the world, don't miss your chance to certify in the latest IM technology and solutions.Get the details and register here!http://www.ibm.com/software/data/education/certdays.html?ca=SepCrtD
Informix Chat with the Lab
Thursday, Oct 15
Advanced Text Searching Topics in IDS
This month's Informix Chat with the Lab will be deep dive into how to setup and perform full-text searching on unstructured/plain text and XML based document repositories. Learn about search predicates and options, some techniques to handle inconsistent diacritical marks, enhanced index searching based on text found in XML tags and attributes, and ways to improve reliability and performance.
Jerry Keesee, Director of the Informix Lab will introduce the call and Mark Ashworth, Informix Datablade Architect will be our technical speaker.
Web RSVP information:
Conference number: 9312521
To register for this event:
Presentation material will be available at http://www.ibm.com/informix/labchats prior to the event.Audio replay for September 16 Informix chat with lab available now!
In case you missed the session or would like to share with someone, the Audio replay for the topic, HDR update Anywhere: Hottest Feature in IDS 11.5 is available in two parts on the Chat with lab website:New in DeveloperWorks
Informix Dynamic Server 11.50 Fundamentals Exam 555 certification preparation, Part 8: Backup and restore
Informix Dynamic Server 11.50 Fundamentals Exam 555 certification preparation, Part 9: Informix replication technologies
Informix Dynamic Server 11.50 Fundamentals Exam 555 certification preparation, Part 7: Tools and utilities
Informix Dynamic Server 11.50 Fundamentals Exam 555 certification preparation, Part 4: Examining database objects
For more information go to DeveloperWorks — Informix:
Provocative White Papers from Database Trends and Applications
New complimentary white papers from DBTA this month include:
Cost-Effective Database Administration Without Compromising Service Quality
The Great BI Debate: On-Site vs. SaaS
Downloaded White Papers, Case Studies and Software Are Always Complimentary at http://www.dbta.com
2009 Survey Says...
Once again the IIUG Board of Directors has put together a survey of features the Informix community would like to see added to the next release of IDS. This year's feature list was taken from the write-in suggestions from the 2008 survey. If you wrote in a request, you may see it there!
In addition, we have a couple new survey topics. IBM would like to see what other databases Informix users have at their companies besides Informix. This knowledge can also drive new features for future releases. There are also questions about 4GL use. If you do not use 4gl, just answer "no" and skip to the next survey section.
Every year we get write-in feature requests that are unclear. Please, please, please — add your email address into the email blank if you write in a request. Then you can get emails from us to better define the feature and to let you know when it becomes available. Every year we get requests for features that are already in the product — so with email addresses we can let you know how to use the new feature. The email address is optional to allow you to take the survey unanimously, just realize we throw out a lot of requests that are not clear.
Some of these new features that have been added that were on the 2008 survey include:
There will be even more new features in the 11.50.FC6 release, which is planned for the end of October. Be sure to attend the IBM IOD in Las Vegas to hear descriptions of all the newest features. A link to the IBM IOD Conference registration is found on the rightside of the front page of the IIUG web site.
IBM has a great link that explains the new features of each fixpack. You can find it here:
The survey will run from September 28, 2009 to November 1, 2009 and can be found at:
Thanks for your input!
Informix Blogs and things
In response to your input, we have created a page on the IIUG web site containing all the links we used to include. Please find it at:
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