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Informix Tech Day on June 13th @ 13:30 in Brussells and June 15th @ 13:00 in Paris : book these events NOW!

If you are an Informix user or IBM Informix Partner, and think “why should we persist in using a DBMS that is facing a threat of extinction ?”, you definitely DO NO WANT TO MISS this Informix Tech Day! either in Hilton City Hotel in Brussels, Belgium, on Tuesday June 13th at 1:00 P.M. or in IBM […]

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Informix 4GL is modern!

  Yes, I know, this looks crazy. Who is nuts enough to publish such a statement?  Well, the debate is not as simple as it looks. IT marketing is often a steamroller which ignores details that are important for the for the potential buyer, since the only goal is to sell, no matter the final result […]

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Informix on the Cloud: rumours seemed to be justified!

      Some rumours have been heard within the Informix microcosm related to the implementation of Informix on the Cloud. Those rumours also were kind of justified by a series of new features that made Informix really ready for the Cloud. I really think that, if this  subject has some interest for you, you […]

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This survey that is making non-informix users very curious about IBM Informix

    < = >   ?   It is amazing how ‘non-informix-converted’ people get surprised when they listen to the voice of real life Informix users. We are used to hearing things like: “Oh! I thought Informix died in 2001”, or even “Informix? say again? oh yes! isn’t this a cousin of the Gaulish […]

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Where are you at with your Informix 4GL application documentation?

  If you feel concerned in any way by that question, you should read this article. As a big fan of Informix 4GL language, I have been considering this matter for almost 30 years now, and I think I found the best possible answer. Do not miss this reflexion about the Application documentation question and […]

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New Gartner analysis talking about ‘legacy’ databases retirement

Mr Donald Feinberg is a vice president and distinguished analyst in Gartner Intelligence in the Information Infrastructure group,  and responsible for Gartner’s research on database management systems and data warehousing infrastructure. Concerned by a recent analysis stating that so-called legacy DBMS like Sybase and Informix would retire in 2015, he brings in this document a […]

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Breaking News!!! Informix to become the national DBMS in China!!!

This sound perfectly incredible, but this is the pure truth: IBM Informix has been chosen as the national Database Management System in China. Here is the Press Release from IBM: GBASE and IBM to collaborate on locally innovated database in China IBM (NYSE: IBM) and General Data Technology Co.,Ltd, known as GBASE announces an agreement […]

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Where is Informix?

The history of Informix is a strange and controversed history: since 2001 many rumors have spread in the IT cosmos and the visible situation is not clear for everybody. You do not want to miss that deep insight of Informix history since Golden Age to March 2014, featuring a summary of its releases since 9.30 […]

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New Informix Primary Storage Manager: change gear for your Informix backups

Coming with IBM Informix 12.10, a new storage manager has been added to the available Storage Managers for the onbar backup/restore utility. We have been installing it and testing it, and, sincerly, if you have been refusing the use of onbar due to implementation complexity, you should seriously consider reviewing your backup strategy. Please take […]

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Upgrade to Informix 11.70: many reasons to adopt the latest release

As everyone knows,Informix RDBMS engines are famous for their combination of stability and performance, and many customers using them in production find them so robust that they see no point in upgrading. Many IDS 7.31 systems ( issued last in by 1998 ) are still running in production in a stable way, but many things […]

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