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

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


Until next time,



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 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,


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

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

Here’s the agenda for the event:

Until next time,


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,


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

Thanks for all your support in making this event happen!

Until next time,