Informix News
18 Nov 13 - ZDNet - Top 20 mobile skills in demand... Read
09 Sep 13 - telecompaper - Shaspa and Tatung have shown a new smart home platform at Ifa in Berlin. Powered by the IBM Informix software... Read
06 Sep 13 - IBM data magazine - Mission Accomplished - Miami, Florida will be the backdrop for the 2014 IIUG Informix Conference... Read
01 Feb 13 - IBM Data Magazine - Are your database backups safe? Lester Knutsen (IBM Champion) writes about database back up safety using "archecker"... Read
14 Nov 12 - IBM - IBM's Big Data For Smart Grid Goes Live In Texas... Read
3 Oct 12 - The Financial - IBM and TransWorks Collaborate to Help Louisiana-Pacific Corporation Achieve Supply Chain Efficiency... Read
28 Aug 12 - techCLOUD9 - Splunk kicks up a SaaS Storm... Read
10 Aug 12 - businessCLOUD9 - Is this the other half of Cloud monitoring?... Read
3 Aug 12 - IBM data management - Supercharging the data warehouse while keeping costs down IBM Informix Warehouse Accelerator (IWA) delivers superior performance for in-memory analytics processing... Read
2 Aug 12 - channelbiz - Oninit Group launches Pay Per Pulse cloud-based service... Read
28 May 12 - Bloor - David Norfolk on the recent Informix benchmark "pretty impressive results"... Read
23 May 12 - DBTA - Informix Genero: A Way to Modernize Informix 4GL Applications... Read
9 Apr 12 - Mastering Data Management - Upping the Informix Ante: Advanced Data Tools... Read
22 Mar 12 - developerWorks - Optimizing Informix database access... Read
14 Mar 12 - - International Informix User Group set to meet in San Diego... Read
1 Mar 12 - IBM Data Management - IIUG Heads West for 2012 - Get ready for sun and sand in San Diego... Read
1 Mar 12 - IBM Data Management - Running Informix on Solid-State Drives.Speed Up Database Access... Read
26 Feb 12 - - Better results, lower cost for a broad set of new IBM clients and partners... Read
24 Feb 12 - developerWorks - Informix Warehouse Accelerator: Continuous Acceleration during Data Refresh... Read
6 Feb 12 - PRLOG - Informix port delivers unlimited database scalability for popular SaaS application ... Read
2 Feb 12 - developerWorks - Loading data with the IBM Informix TimeSeries Plug-in for Data Studio... Read
1 Feb 12 - developerWorks - 100 Tech Tips, #47: Log-in to Fix Central... Read
13 Jan 12 - MC Press online - Informix Dynamic Server Entices New Users with Free Production Edition ... Read
11 Jan 12 - Computerworld - Ecologic Analytics and Landis+Gyr -- Suitors Decide to Tie the Knot... Read
9 Jan 12 - - DNS impact on Informix / Impacto do DNS no Informix... Read
8 Sep 11 - - IBM Offers Database Solution to Enable Smart Meter Data Capture... Read
1 Aug 11 - IBM Data Management Magazine - IIUG user view: Happy 10th anniversary to IBM and Informix... Read
8 Jul 11 - Database Trends and Applications - Managing Time Series Data with Informix... Read
31 May 11 - Smart Grid - The meter data management pitfall utilities are overlooking... Read
27 May 11 - IBM Data Management Magazine - IIUG user view: Big data, big time ( Series data, warehouse acceleration, and 4GLs )... Read
16 May 11 - Business Wire - HiT Software Announces DBMoto for Enterprise Integration, Adds Informix. Log-based Change Data Capture... Read
21 Mar 11 - Yahoo! Finance - IBM and Cable&Wireless Worldwide Announce UK Smart Energy Cloud... Read
14 Mar 11 - MarketWatch - Fuzzy Logix and IBM Unveil In-Database Analytics for IBM Informix... Read
11 Mar 11 - InvestorPlace - It's Time to Give IBM Props: How many tech stocks are up 53% since the dot-com boom?... Read
9 Mar 11 - DBTA - Database Administration and the Goal of Diminishing Downtime... Read
2 Feb 11 - DBTAs - Informix 11.7 Flexible Grid Provides a Different Way of Looking at Database Servers... Read
27 Jan 11 - exactsolutions - Exact to Add Informix Support to Database Replay, SQL Monitoring Solutions... Read
25 Jan 11 - PR Newswire - Bank of China in the UK Works With IBM to Become a Smarter, Greener Bank... Read
12 Oct 10 - Database Trends and Applications - Informix 11.7: The Beginning of the Next Decade of IBM Informix... Read
20 Sep 10 - - ITG analyst paper: Cost/Benefit case for IBM Informix as compared to Microsoft SQL Server... Read
20 Jul 10 - IBM Announcements - IBM Informix Choice Edition V11.50 helps deploy low-cost scalable and reliable solutions for Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows... Read
20 Jul 10 - IBM Announcements - Software withdrawal: Elite Support for Informix Ultimate-C Edition... Read
24 May 10 - eWeek Europe - IBM Supplies Database Tech For EU Smart Grid... Read
23 May 10 - SiliconIndia - IBM's smart metering system allows wise use of energy... Read
21 May 10 - CNET - IBM to help people monitor energy use... Read
20 May 10 - ebiz - IBM Teams With Hildebrand To Bring Smart Metering To Homes Across Britain... Read
19 May 10 - The New Blog Times - Misurare il consumo energetico: DEHEMS è pronto... Read
19 May 10 - ZDNet - IBM software in your home? Pact enables five-city smart meter pilot in Europe... Read
17 March 10 - ZDNet (blog) David Morgenstern - TCO: New research finds Macs in the enterprise easier, cheaper to manage than... Read
17 March 2010 - Virtualization Review - ...key components of Big Blue's platform to the commercial cloud such as its WebSphere suite of application ser vers and its DB2 and Informix databases... Read
10 February 2010 - The Wall Street Journal - International Business Machines is expanding an initiative to win over students and professors on its products. How do they lure the college crowd?... Read

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Insider Profiles IIUG Director Hal Maner

Q: How do you use Informix in your "real" job (DBA, Consultant, Developer, etc.)?
A: The answer is yes! I have been curious and fortunate enough to use Informix technology at all capacities - DBA, developer, sysadmin, and consultant. I run an IBM Informix partner company that offers software development, database administration, and system administration services so I need to be well versed in all aspects. In addition to DBA and sysadmin work, most of my Informix technology use lately has revolved around writing Java application and DataBlade code against IDS 9.30, writing 4GL, C, and New Era code against all versions of IDS, and again writing Java code against Cloudscape.
Q: How long have you been using Informix products?
A: I started using Informix technology in 1993 with ESQL/C, 4GL 4.0, Online 5.0! I was working for a large manufacturing company at the time and I was offered a choice between a promotion to a manager position in a non-Informix team, and a lateral move to an Informix team as a programmer/analyst. I chose the latter, not knowing much about Informix at that time but it turned out to be the right decision for me!
Q: What is your role on the IIUG Board?
A: This is my second year on the board. During my first year I developed a process for collecting and publishing metrics about our membership, i.e. how many members we have from each country, each state in the USA, growth rate, etc. I still manage this process and run the monthly metrics. I also developed a process for IIUG to prepare and launch surveys; we started using this process with the last anniversary survey and continued with the Web DataBlade survey.

I also have been known to play the "international advocate" role within the IIUG Board - making an effort to ensure Informix technology and IIUG are well represented outside the United States and in turn the members from all countries are well represented in our advocacy.
Q: Why did you volunteer to be on the board?
A: I wanted to voice "experiences from the field", mine and other users' and wanted to make sure that IBM heard it. I have a special passion for Informix products and I wanted to be actively involved in their future and make a positive contribution.
Q: What do you want to accomplish this year on the Board?
A: This year, in addition to the above roles, "Blue Arrowhead" advocacy and starting a LUG in the Balkans (Turkey/Greece/Bulgaria/Romania) are my priorities.
Q: Where are you from?
A: I was born and grew up in Istanbul, Turkey. I came to the United States for graduate studies and stayed after receiving my master's degree. New York City has always been an "adopted home city" for me in the US, but my home, for the past 17 years has been in North Carolina. I currently live and work in the Raleigh-Durham area.
Q: Best Informix story?
A: I have been involved with several past and current Informix applications which have been running with 100% uptime; bulletproof systems. Some of these were under the same roof with systems running the Oracle database. On more than one occasion, I witnessed an Oracle database/application crash and burn to never be alive again, and I am talking about large applications worth several hundred thousand dollars here... This opened the eyes of management and users when they compared these with our Informix applications which did not even blink but kept running day and night...
Q: Worst Informix nightmare.
A: To see Informix stock nosedive for good once the IBM acquisition was announced...
Q: Can you tell us about your family and hobbies outside of the IIUG?
A: I am married and I have a seven year old daughter, Morgan Deniz. I played basketball through College in Turkey and basketball is still very important to me. So are rowing (and anything that has to do with the sea) and Eastern philosophies/martial arts.

Published by IIUG Enews (, 27 December 2002.