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Presentations from our meeting on June 18, 2009
Meeting - Wednesday January 28, 2009 - What's New in Informix
In spite of the ice and snow we had a great meeting, here are some of the presentations.
Agenda: What's New in Informix
Meeting, January 28 at IBM Tech Center, Washington, D.C. by by Nick Nobbe
It was an icy day in DC and our meeting started a bit late as members straggled in from the suburbs, but it soon turned into a lively, full morning.
Carlton Doe, well-known leading IBM author and Informix expert led off with an update on IDS and its future in the IBM firmament. In this time of a shrinking market, the good news is that Informix’s market share is expanding, with two digit growth, quarter to quarter continuing up through the end of 2008.
This latest version of “Cheetah” (IDS 11.5) packs enough features to be considered a new version. With the introduction of OAT, a truly cool web & PHP-backed admin and diagnostic tool allowing a high level of drill down, admins can do most of their management through the OAT. At the same time, SQL and the command-line utilities are keeping apace to support management and all enhancements to the database, including replication. Also featured in this release – huge improvements to high availability data replication in MACH 11 and the introduction of an automatic failover and load balancing feature through its new online connection manager (“oncsmsm”). And that’s not all; you can read Carlton’s full presentation on the WAIUG website, www.iiug.org/waiug , or learn more about “Cheetah” – IDS 11.5 – at www.ibm.com/informix.
Our next speaker, James McMahan, a systems engineer representing Apple Computers, Government, announced that his company and IBM have collaborated on the recent port of IDS 11.5 to Apple’s servers, as Apple grows its share in the 64-bit server market. With this, Apple is also opening up the desktop for a full-fledged, efficient database system, and Informix is the tool of choice. Lester Knutsen, WAIUG president, reported that he had demoed a beta “Cheetah” on “Leopard” at last summer’s Kansas IBM-IIUG conference and it ran with blazing speed.
James Edmiston, of Quest Information Systems, and long-time IIUG and WAIUG board member, closed the meeting with a complete fly-by of Enterprise Replication, which highlighted all the critical points. His latest experience with E.R. and debugging an E.R supported application, forced him to take a deep look under the hood and to determine the problems were caused by the application and that E.R. was rock solid.
Thanks to IBM and especially Warren Heising and Michael Moody for hosting a very enjoyable and profitable meeting.
IBM hosted a well-attended, day-long get together of our local Washington Informix User Group at the IBM Bethesda, Maryland, site. The day was focussed on the latest and greatest release of IDS, 11.10, dubbed "Cheetah", the most feature-full release to date, and highlighted a few of the most salient features.
Forum 2006 - December 8-9, 2006
The Washington Area Informix User Group (WAIUG) based in Washington, DC, and the Southeast Informix Users Group (SEIUG), based in Atlanta, GA, have teamed up once again to present Informix User Forum 2006. This is the premiere Informix regional user group technical conference in the world. This is a user conference planned and run by Informix users for Informix users.
For more information, and a list of sessions, presentation downloads, pictures, and soponsors, visit the Forum 2006 Home Page .