Informix User Group Meeting is coming to South America in August and September 2013 / Informix User Group Meeting está llegando a América del Sur en agosto y septiembre 2013

Invitation in English &Spanish 

We are excited to inform our South American Informix Users about the upcoming series of Informix user group events, which is being planned in the following countries : Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador and Venezuela from the 12th of August to the 5th of September. These are half-a-day events, packed with sessions which will be conducted by IBM experts to give you great overview of everything you need to know about Informix, especially around the new features of Informix 12.1.

Join us for these events from August 12 – September 5 to better understand Informix, which is widely regarded as the leading-edge technology in the market, and also to see what IBM can do to help you better realize your business goals, with Informix.

Why should you attend?

  •  Get an up-close look at the capabilities that set Informix apart
  • Get to know more about what makes IBM Informix 12.1 : Simply Powerful
  •  Learn about the new opportunities and applications in the Mobile space with Informix 12.1
  •  Speak with IBM executives and Informix product experts.
  •  Network with other forward-thinking IT leaders, The

Agenda for the User group meeting:

  • IBM Informix Roadmap
  • IBM Informix 12.1 : Simply Powerful
  • Mobile devices and Informix 12.1 : New Opportunities and Applications
  • Informix Warehouse Accelerator : Enhancing Performance for Operational Analytics
  • Migration to Informix (from Oracle to Informix, Migration from 4GL to Genero) – Demo
  • All you need to know about Informix License and Renewals

Date and Location: 

  • Date : 08/12/2013            La Paz, Bolivia
  • Date : 08/20/2013            Santiago, Chile
  • Date : 08/22/2013            Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Date : 09/04/2013            Quito, Ecuador
  • Date : 09/05/2013            Caracas,  Venezuela

For more on these events and to register, please write to louis.cherian@in.ibm.com

Looking forward to meeting you during these events.

Invitation In Spanish :

Informix User Group Meeting está llegando a América del Sur en agosto 2013
Estamos muy contentos de informar a nuestros usuarios de Informix de Sudamérica acerca de la próxima serie de eventos de grupos de usuarios de Informix, que se está planificando en los siguientes países: Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador y Venezuela desde el 12 de agosto al 5 de septiembre. Estos son eventos  de medio día, con sesiones dictadas por expertos de IBM que le brindarán una amplia visión de todo lo que necesita saber acerca de Informix, especialmente en torno a las nuevas capacidades de Informix 12.1.
Únase a nosotros para estos eventos del 12 de agosto al 5 de septiembre para entender mejor Informix, que es ampliamente considerada como la tecnología de vanguardia en el mercado, y también para ver lo que IBM puede hacer para ayudarle a realizar mejor sus objetivos de negocio, con Informix.

Por qué debería asistir?

  •  Entienda acerca a las capacidades que ofrece Informix
  •  Conozca más acerca de lo que hace IBM Informix 12.1: Simplemente Potente
  •  Aprenda acerca de las nuevas oportunidades y aplicaciones móviles con Informix 12.1
  •  Hable con ejecutivos de IBM y expertos en productos Informix.
  •  Red con otra visión de futuro, los líderes de TI

Agenda de la reunión del grupo del usuario:

  • IBM Informix Roadmap
  • IBM Informix 12.1: Simplemente Potente
  • Dispositivos móviles e Informix 12.1: nuevas oportunidades y aplicaciones
  • Informix Almacén acelerador: Mejorar el rendimiento de análisis de operaciones
  • La migración a Informix (de Oracle para Informix, migración de Genero 4GL a) – Demo
  • Todo lo que necesitas saber sobre Informix licencia y Renovaciones

Fecha y lugar:

  • Fecha: 08/12/2013 La Paz, Bolivia
  • Fecha: 08/20/2013 Santiago, Chile
  • Fecha: 08/22/2013 Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Fecha: 09/04/2013 Quito, Ecuador
  • Fecha: 09/05/2013 Caracas, Venezuela

Para más información sobre estos eventos y para registrarse, por favor escriba louis.cherian@in.ibm.com
Esperamos contar con su presencia durante estos eventos.

Regards/Saludos,
Louis

IBM Informix Business Partner Montage

IBM Informix Business Partner Montage : A new video was developed recently, where we tried to find out why our business partners rely on IBM Informix, for their business. The outcome of the video was really promising, as our Business Partners summarized the benefits of IBM Informix, just in the way we are all familiar with it:

  • “Low cost of owner ship”
  • “Extremely reliable”
  • “Flexible”
  • “Scalable”
  • “Reliable”
  • “It just keeps running, without the need of any maintenance”
  • “Set it and forget about it”
  • “High availability”
  • “It is designed to work, and it works just the way it is designed to do”

And at the end of the video, it is great to hear from our business partner, perhaps a very unique and distinguishing fact, that only an Informix user would have the luxury of saying, “I am not just an Informix user, I am an Informix fan!”

A special thanks to all our Business Partners who were a part of this video, for making it a very special and successful one for Informix.

You can watch the complete video here or clink on the link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWgUtnwiFbM&feature=plcp

Until next time,

Louis

Discover Informix in Singapore on the 6th of September 2012 (Thursday)

It was a great opportunity for us to meet in person with 100’s of Informix users in Malaysia and Thailand through the series of Discover Informix events we are conducting in the ASEAN region. I would like to personally thank all Informix users who made it to the event – Thank you so much for your support and dedication. The results of these events have been very positive and motivating, and going forward we certainly look forward to meeting with you more often!

After successfully conducting Discover Informix events in Malaysia and Thailand in August, we are now all set to visit Singapore on the 6th of September 2012 (Thursday). The event is scheduled to start from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM at the Marina Bay Sands Convention center, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956.

If you are in (or around) Singapore during the 6th of September, please try and make it to this event. The half a day event, is filled with exciting sessions, taking you through IBM’s commitment to Informix, Informix Warehouse Accelerator (IWA), Genero, Use case scenario, and How we could make a better Informix community through social media etc.,

Register for the event today : You could register for the event by calling up Irene at +65 6743 1277 or Email her at  ibm_informix@projectvaults.com.sg

Looking forward to meeting with you in Singapore, do not forget to register for the event please.

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Until next time,

Louis

Discover Informix in Thailand on August 7th (Tuesday), 2012: A user group event

Discover Informix is coming to Thailand on August 7th (Tuesday), from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Intercontinental hotel (Venue: Pinnacle 2,3), Bangkok.

If you are around Bangkok during the week of 7th (of August 2012), please join us to for this half a day event and be a part of the largest Informix users gathering Thailand. We will be having some of the members IBM Informix leadership team and Informix subject matter experts to be present for this event in person, and they will be most happy to spend time with you to discuss on how IBM could help better achieve your business goals with Informix.

The half a day event is filled with exciting session spanning from sessions focusing on IBM’s commitment to Informix, to session talking about Genero & Informix warehouse and Informix in the social media.

And to add some fun, we also have lucky draw at the end of the event 🙂

Please register for this event by faxing the attached form to 0-2273-0188, e-mailing ibmmkt@th.ibm.com or by calling up 0-2273-4777 for more information.

The registration form is appended below.

Looking forward to meeting you in person during ‘Discover Informix in Thailand’.

Until next time,

Louis

Discover Informix in Malaysia on August 2nd,2012 : A user group Event

Good news for our Malaysian Informix users: Discover Informix – Informix user group event is coming to Malaysia on August 2nd 2012.

Be sure to be a part of the largest gathering of Informix users in Malaysia on August 2nd (Thursday) from 1: 30 PM to 7: 30 PM at Ballroom A, Level 10, DoubleTree Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, followed by Buka Puasa dinner that will commence from 7:30 PM onwards.

You can get an up-close look at the capabilities that set Informix apart by being a part of this event and get exclusive coverage on new content and value propositions of Informix, straight from the IBM Informix leadership team who will be present at the event.

To register or for more information on the Discover Informix – Informix user group event in Malaysia on August 2nd 2012 please call Irene at  +603 7805 1700 or email ibm_informix@siriuscom.my

Register today and be sure to be a part of this event!

Here’s the agenda for the event:

Until next time,

Louis

IBM Informix Road Map for 2012 : An interview with Jerry Kessee

I had the opportunity to interview Jerry Kessee (World Wide Director, Informix Software) during the Informix India Annual User Group Meet 2012 which took place on the 16th of February 2012 in Mumbai.

While speaking with him, I got a chance to ask him about the road map of Informix in 2012. In his response, he spent a few minutes speaking about the milestones achieved by Informix, especially last year.

To summarize, there were a lot a lot of ground breaking technologies that were introduced last year, some of the highlights include

  • The introduction of Informix 11.7 which revolved around the technology of flexible grid focused on ‘clustering’, which allowed a company to better leverage heterogeneous hardware in a cluster and to leverage on share disk technology. Companies could use it for scale out, workload balancing etc., which eventually helps in achieving 24/7 availability. With these features, we were able to drive a key message to our customers, which is ‘Maintenance and upgrade without any downtime’ – which is extremely valuable to our customers.
  • Then came the introduction of the ultimate warehouse edition which is an in memory columnar based warehouse that uses extreme compression – we would like to talk about analytics at the speed of thought and our customers have benchmarked that technology at 500 to 700 fast performance improvement
  • Genero has been OEM’ed from 4J’s. This technology allows our customers to modernize and develop new applications not restricted to web space more importantly in the mobile space.

And this year’s focus is primarily around the following:

  • Warehouse technology
  • Modernization
  • Leveraging Informix’s unique capabilities around TimeSeries and Spatial data to focus particularly around the smarter planet initiative and,
  • Enhancing the overall OLTP capabilities

Jerry reinforced the focus of Informix in the coming years, and touched upon how critical Informix is also to the smarter planet initiative. The road map for Informix looks very promising and allows our customers and prospects to choose a lot of great technologies.

You can watch the complete interview on YouTube, by clicking here.

You can also stay on top of Informix by ‘Liking’ us on facebook and joining official IBM Informix Group on LinkedIn.

Until next time,

Louis