Webcast on Combining SQL and NoSQL Data for Powerful, Big Data Enterprise Applications

These days, many organizations are flooded with data coming from multiple sources, locations and devices. And in the process, in order to maintain efficiency, the adoption of NOSQL database model takes front seat, which enable the organizations to manage their unstructured data and existing structured data.

Keeping this requirement in mind, our engineers at IBM Informix have been working on improving the NOSQL capability of Informix and to a level where you combine the two technologies in a smart way. In simple words, helping our customers bring NoSQL to SQL database.

With IBM Informix you can leverage relational and non-relational type of data from a single application using familiar methodologies and APIs. IBM Informix is also optimized for embedded data management, including support for ARM processors, to support the growing trend of mobile computing, machine-to-machine applications and the “Internet of Things”.

With this background, we are happy to invite you to join our webcast titled “Combining SQL and NoSQL Data for Powerful, Big Data Enterprise Applications”.

Date/Time : Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 12:00PM ET / 9:00AM PT

Register today : http://www.information-management.com/web_seminars/combining-sql-and-nosql-data-for-powerful-big-data-enterprise-applications-10025260-1.html?st=Cust&s=ibm1

 

Until Next Time,

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

Coming soon : Informix Infobahn roadshow 2012 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland!

Informix is coming to Germany, Austria and Switzerland from September 26 through October 2nd and you don’t want to miss this opportunity to attend to the latest Informix sessions, and also meet with IBM executives and thought leaders.

Take a look at the schedule of events : 

Germany:

  • September 26th : Berlin
  • September 27th : Dusseldorf
  • September 28th : Munich

Switzerland:

  • October 1st : Zurich

Austria:

  • October 2nd : Vienna

The list of international speakers for the Informix Infobahn roadshow 2012 include :

  • Jerry Keesee (Director, IBM Informix Database Development)
  • Frederick Ho ( IBM Chief Technologist Informix)
  • Steve Shoaf (IBM WW Sales Executive Informix & SolidDB)
  • Stuart Litel (President International Informix Users Group)

You will also get a chance to meet with the local Informix experts like Michael Koester, Dr. Andreas Weininger and Alexander Koerner.

For additional details, the Infobahn agenda and the registration links for Germany here: http://www.ibm.com/de/events/informix

For Austria and Switzerland please send an email to gerhard.fuersatz@at.ibm.com

We hope to meet with you during these events.

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

IBM Informix growth strategies – 3 Point growth plan

I had the opportunity to interview Bernie Spang  (Director, Strategy and Marketing, Database Software & System, IBM Software) during the Informix India annual user group meet  (Feb 2012).

I started by asking him more details about, the title of his session he conducted during the conference, on “Informix growth strategies”.

He summarized his response in a crisply laid out, 3 point growth plan strategy for Informix.

The 1st point in the growth plan strategy focused on: Enhancing the value of Informix environment to the existing clients of Informix. Here he touched upon the new capabilities that were added to Informix, with each new version, which enhanced performance of Informix. Be it with the addition of Informix warehouse accelerator, improving analytical queries up to a 100 times faster or adding the new Genero capabilities – for extending Informix applications to the web, mobile devices and cloud. All these new additions reinforce and enhance the Informix experience to the existing clients and make them continue to upgrade and expand their use of Informix environment.

  The 2nd point in the growth plan strategy focused on: Continuing to leverage the Informix advantage. Here, he touched upon the legendary ease of management feature of Informix – the “set it and forget it” aspect, and how it becomes a perfect choice, especially for solution partners for embedding within solutions. He briefly spoke about how IBM is focused on growing the number of solution partners that are adapting and incorporating the Informix software, and cited the example of adding 75 new partners in this category just last year alone.

  The 3rd point in the growth plan strategy focused on: Leveraging the industry unique capabilities of Informix. Here, he spoke about the inherent capability of Informix software to manage relational data, time series data and spatial data, all within the same software system of Informix, but doing it in a way that’s not putting time series data and spatial data in a relational structure, thus delivering greater performance coupled with more efficient use of storage. He then spoke about the most interesting aspect of this Interview, where he correlates how the world was becoming, increasingly instrumented, as it got smarter. And with the emerging industries ever increasing focus on Smart meters (for energy and utilities), smart sensors (in traffic flow systems), smarter building solutions etc, he explains how there is a great opportunity for Informix due to its ability to leverage the industry unique capabilities.

The interview ended on a very positive note, where Bernie reinforced IBM’s vision with Informix, and clearly laying out the plan to make the vision a reality.

You can watch the complete interview by clicking here

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Until Next time,

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