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

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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

An exciting event : Informix India Annual User Group Meet 2012 – Mumbai (India)

Informix India Annual User Group Meet was held in Mumbai (India) on the 16th of February 2012. It was a great one day event, and a really motivating sight to see almost 60 Informix enthusiasts in one room. There was never a dull moment during the course of the day and the User group was very excited about attending to the event. The event had substantial representation from the IBM side, which includes executives like Jerry Keesee (Director – Informix), Bernard Spang (Director – Marketing), Rajesh Nair (Product Manager – IBM Informix), Rachael Rusting ( Director – IBM) and from the IIUG we had the privilege of having the IIUG president himself – Stuart Litel.

This was a forum for IBM to reinforce to the user group about how important Informix is to IBM and what they could look forward to with Informix in the future. The response from the event was very positive and the user group is certainly looking forward to the next meet.

This event also was a platform to identify volunteers in India who could steer IIUG chapter locally. We have got 2 nominations for this spot and we will be working closely with them to set the next steps  from here.

Please do have a look at the photographs shot during the event here  http://t.co/Zvsl7CX9

Thanks for all your support in making this event happen!

Until next time,

Louis

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IBM Informix goes to the University; Learned by over 4K students and still counting

Meet Dr. Mirta Baranovic, Head of Applied Computing Department, School of Electrical Engineering and Computing at the University of Zagreb in Croatia.

What is the connection between Dr. Mirta Baranovic and Informix?

Dr. Mirta Baranovic started developing a passion for Informix in the early eighties, bringing Informix to the University of Zagreb and using it as the basis of her database courses. In fact, more than 4,000 database students have taken her classes over the years.

When asked “why Informix?” her reply is simple – “love at first sight”. She gives a lot of credit to the architecture of Informix which is in her words ‘brilliant and modern’. From an academic’s point of view, there is another compelling reason for liking Informix, the fact that the concepts in Informix are clear and simple, and a student can easily grab those concepts. And thanks to the way Informix is built, it requires little or no effort to run.

In addition to these reasons, a key strategic relationship with an Informix business partner in the region further strengthened this relationship. It is a fact that, although students had the option of using the other products, Informix has been and continues to be a popular choice.

It’s indeed a pleasure to know how Informix is playing an important role in shaping up the career of thousands of students across Croatia.

The unmatchable features of Informix that came up in my conversation with Dr. Mirta Baranovic, include:

  • Reliability
  • Quality of architecture
  • Clarity of concepts

All these qualities add up to make Informix a preferable choice for Dr. Mirta Baranovic.

This is a rare testimony for Informix, where Informix is making a difference in teaching many generations of students, the fundamental database concepts. I am not sure how many other products can make such claims.

I sincerely thank Dr. Mirta Baranovic for giving me the opportunity to learn about her work, and Stuart Litel for introducing me to Dr. Mirta.

If you would like to know more about Dr. Mirta Baranovic and the work she does, you can write to her at mirta.baranovic@fer.hr

To know more about the IBM Informix product family visit http://www-01.ibm.com/software/data/informix/

If you would like to stay on top of all the latest on Informix, like us on facebook http://on.fb.me/IBMInformix

Until next time,

Louis

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Photograph of Dr. Mirta Baranovic

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