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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

    WAIUG Meeting Dec 6th 2018

    Mark your calendars and join us for the next meeting of the Washington Area Informix Users Group (WAIUG).

    Thu Dec 6th 2018, 9:30am – 2:30pm.

    Meeting Info:

    Docker & Informix – What can Docker do for you With Darin Tracy
    Understand what Docker is, how it works. And how to Create an Informix docker image and best practices. Docker containerization is the first step into using kubernetes as a fault tolerant clustering service.

    Informix roadmap – Where do we go from here? With Karen Qualley
    What might we expect from Informix in 5 years? Join IBM to learn about the Informix roadmap and what the team is working on.

    Informix HCL Licensing With Karen Qualley
    Information about changes and plans for the Informix licensing model from HCL.

    Darin Tracy
    Darin began working for Informix in 1994 and continues to work for IBM now. He has worked in the openlink support group, and the Down Systems Group and has been with the APD (RT) group. Darin has presented at many IIUG events as well as many internal classes to IBM support.

    Karen Qualley
    Karen started with Informix in the early 90’s in the Research and Development team in the QA department. In 2016 she became the Informix Offering Manager and continues that into her current role as the HCL Informix Product Manager.

    Here are the details regarding our meeting…

    Refreshments and lunch will be provided, starting with a light breakfast at 9:30 am.

    IBM Office
    6710 Rockledge Dr
    Bethesda, MD 20817
    Room 02-2A305-Private (second floor)

    WAIUG Meeting Mar 7th 2018

    Mark your calendars and join us for the next meeting of the Washington Area Informix Users Group (WAIUG).

    Wed March 7th 2018, 8:30am – 1pm.

    Meeting Info:

    Getting going with PSM and Informix 12 – Thomas Beebe
    For years Informix users who backup to local disks have been suck with the limits of ontape or the tediousness and slowness of the Informix TSM system. Introduced in version 12 there is the band new PSM system. Tom will cover the basics of getting started using it and may have you rethinking your backup strategies.

    Also, join our HCL Informix professionals as they present the details on using the new Smart Triggers and share the new technologies found in Informix 12.10.xC10.

    Smart Triggers were introduced in Informix 12.10.xC9 to provide a better mechanism than the standard insert, update, and delete SQL triggers to perform a set of specific actions when a specified type of database activity occurs. A smart trigger can be configured to start a fraud detection application, for example, when a suspicious financial transaction is committed. Informix Smart trigger support includes server side support as well as Java APIs which can be used to configure and develop these types of applications. This session will cover some smart trigger use cases, plus info on how to define and configure these events in the Informix server and how to develop Java applications to respond to these events

    Informix 12.10.xC10 was released in November 2017, and includes several new and interesting features. Some of these features are the ability to perform backups to the Amazon and IBM SoftLayer clouds, enhanced compression, a new CLIENT_LABEL mechanism to identify specific client sessions in the running server, and the ability to quickly swap primary and mirror chunks in order to upgrade your storage while the server is running. We’ll also discuss the 2018 Informix roadmap to get an idea of features we have planned.

    Here are the details regarding our meeting…

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

    IBM Office
    6710 Rockledge Dr
    Bethesda, MD 20817
    Room 02-2A304-Private (second floor)