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Looks like Oracle is worried about Informix again!

OMG, it looks like Oracle is beginning to worry about Informix! Why would I say that? Isn't Oracle "The world's most popular database!"? Why should they worry?

I dunno, but in February Oracle announced v18c (actually v12.2 but read on). This latest release of Oracle implements tons of features that have been in Informix for up to 28 years! The need to compete with Informix on features again seems to have surfaced!

Not to tout Oracle, but to point out how forward thinking the Informix development team is, witness:

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Backups to cloud / Backups para a núvem

A webcast about Informix backup integration with cloud storage(original version here)

English version
One of the features in the latest fixpack (12.10.FC10) was the ability to send your backups to the cloud. This can be achieved by integrating PSM (Primary Storage Manager) which is bundled with Informix with cloud services (like Amazon S3 or IBM Cloud Storage, previously Softlayer).

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Informix on AWS / Informix na Amazon (AWS)

A webcast about HCL offering of Informix in the cloud (Amazon) (original version here)

English version
HCL has just made Informix database available on the Amazon AWS cloud. Find out more on this blob post: http://www.informixcommunity.com/blogs/the-power-of-informix-the-convenience-of-aws

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What are reasons

What are reasons to migrate away from Informix?

OK, I haven't lost my mind. I have been active on a social media site called Quora where people ask questions on just about any topic. Some are technical, some are social, some are just annoying. Recently someone asked the question above. Eric Vercelletto posted one answer and I posted another. Here is an expanded version of my response for your amusement.

Monitoring Informix with Grafana

Introduction

In a presentation I gave at IIUG 2017 titled Making system monitoring better I showed, without much detail, how Grafana is a powerful tool for visualising what is happening within your Informix server. Performance metrics from your database server are collected at regular (usually 10 second) intervals and stored in a time-series database which can be used as the source for dashboards containing dynamic graphs and other ways of presenting the data. For the DBA the benefits are legion:

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Informix Newsletter Q4 2017

(german content)

Neue Ausgabe des IBM/Informix Newsletters

Im Newsletter-Archiv befindet sich die neueste Ausgabe des INFORMIX-Newsletters.

Inhaltsverzeichnis der Ausgabe:

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New features in Informix 12.10.xC9

I am stoked! HCL has released the first update to Informix Dynamic Server developed under their auspices. There are two significant new features in the .xC9 release, one is an enhancement to how time series and spatial data work together that adds significant performance and utility to that feature and the other is a completely new feature that users have been asking for for years. I will cover them in order:

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Informix Newsletter Q3 2017

(german content)

Neue Ausgabe des IBM/Informix Newsletters

Im Newsletter-Archiv befindet sich die neueste Ausgabe des INFORMIX-Newsletters.

Inhaltsverzeichnis der Ausgabe:

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Customize Saving SQLTRACE Data - Long running SQL's

​Here is a way to save SQLTRACE information, but to only save SQL statement that run greater than "X" number of seconds.

This way you can look at your slowest SQL to look at tuning it.

​You will be implementing a task in the SYSADMIN database and creating the table in that database also.

Passwords encrypted over the network: why is this feature not enabled by default?

In 2015 I wrote a blog post about using simple password encryption (SPW) and how – without it – your valuable passwords can be trivially sniffed on your network. If you look through the post it illustrates the vulnerability and shows just how easy it is to set your system up in a more secure way.

SPW only encrypts your password when you connect. Not everyone wants or needs full encryption of all their traffic but what reasons are there not to use SPW?