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WAIUG Virtual Meeting Oct 1st 2020

We have missed you all, with everything that has been going on and with most of us working full time from home these days we have decided to make the next meeting virtual for the first time.

It will happen Oct 1st from 9am-1pm using a web conference

Informix HQCarlton Doe – IBM
Carlton’s session covers the most recent changes and enhancements to IHQ. Topics include new start and stop scripting, schema Manager, connection manager (what works and what doesn’t work), custom dashboards and custom system reports

CompressionJC Lengyel – HCL

User ManagementJonathan Leffler – HCL

Thank you everyone who attended. Stay tuned here for a link to the replay of the webcast.

WAIUG Meeting Dec 3rd 2019

Don’t miss your opportunity to attend the December WAIUG and pick up some useful information that you can use to enhance your business. Classes will be posted shortly. Please RSVP below so we can get a headcount and get you on the list to get into the building.

Here are the usual details regarding our meeting…

Refreshments will be provided, starting with a light breakfast at 8:30 am.


Perl and DBD::Informix

Speaker:              Jonathan Leffler

Description:        The Perl DBI module allows you to write code for accessing databases; the DBD::Informix module is the driver for Informix.  This session will cover how to build and install DBD::Informix, and show examples of how to access Informix databases with it.

Encrypting Backups

Speaker:              Gustavo Castro

Description:        Informix 14.10 introduced new features for using encryption with Informix, especially for encrypting backups, with key management in the cloud.

Key New Features in Informix 14.10:

Speaker:              Jonathan Leffler and/or Gustavo Castro

Description:        Information of about new features found in Informix 14:10.

IBM TEC Center
8401 Greensboro Drive, Suite 120
McLean, VA 22102

***Parking at the IBM TEC center parking garage costs $10.
– The Spring Hill Metro Station on the new Silver Line is 2 blocks away (about a 5-10 minute walk) from the IBM TEC center.


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    July 11th McLean VA Informix Roadshow with Carlton Doe

    When:  Jul 11, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (ET)

    The 2019 North America IBM Informix technical roadshow is coming to the Washington DC area! This one day event is focused on the latest features and functionality released in IBM Informix v.14.10. Topics include the new installation mechanism, security enhancements, new replication enhancements including asynchronous post commit triggers, new SQL and Java features and much more.

    The event starts at 8:30 am with continental breakfast with the main session starting at 9 am. A light lunch will be served. The event address is IBM McLean TEC, 8401 Greensboro Drive – Suite 120 McLean VA 22102 More information

    Our next Washington Area Informix User Group Event

    Free Informix Technical Workshop

    • Date: Friday, March 21, 2014, 9:00am to 5:00pm
    • Location: IBM Office – 8401 Greensboro Drive, Suite 120, McLean, VA 22102
    • Continental breakfast and box lunch will be served

    Presenter: Carlton Doe, IBM Informix Database Specialist and author of “Administering Informix Dynamic Server: Building the Foundation”

    One of the hottest marketing buzzwords in the IT industry today is NoSQL where data is manipulated without the constraints or rules typically associated traditional database systems. Informix now has NoSQL / JSON capabilities built into it. But it’s more than just the ability to store and retrieve these new objects, with Informix, the objects can be used in conjunction with other objects in traditional or objected oriented format. For example, Informix can use TimeSeries, regular data and NoSQL in a single operation!

    Carlton is working on a new class focused on NoSQL integration into Informix. He’s agreed to present it in our next meeting though the class isn’t in its finished form.

    This will be a free 1 day technical workshop covering features and enhancements and hands on labs.

    Please register here -> Registration