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The Informix virtual appliance

The first Informix Developer Edition virtual appliance is now available to download from IBM.



    IDS 11.50 virtual appliance





We see a lot of interest in running IDS on virtual machines, and for the first time a self-contained pre-configured virtual machine image containing IDS 11.50 Developer Edition can be downloaded for free.



This appliance has many potential uses. It is a self-contained development environment containing Data Studio and various API's.

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Informix at VendorRate

If you follow some Informix blogs, groups or sites, you probably already know that Informix earned Top Customer Satisfaction Score on VendorRate survey in Q3. If you're into press releases you can learn more at Business Wire. If you prefer to check the report directly you can find it here.

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Informix is loved!

Criteria           Score   Satisfaction Level
Recommend          9.4     Exceptional
Integrity          9.3     Exceptional
Communication      8.7     Exceptional
Timeliness         9.0     Exceptional
Usability          9.4     Exceptional
Reliability        9.7     Exceptional
Customer Service   8.6     Exceptional
Budget             8.4     Exceptional
Expertise          9.2     Exceptional
Effectiveness      9.5     Exceptional

From here.

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Informix Earns Top Customer Satisfaction Score in Q3

Business Wire has a report on a Q3 technology vendor performance today survey that puts Informix in the lead for satisfaction, with a rating of 91, five points ahead of the next best (VMWare and CDW).



Read the announcement which includes the link to the full report here: Informix Earns Top Customer Satisfaction Score on VendorRate in Q3.



Here is an excerpt..



    LOS GATOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
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New Lightweight Installer for Windows

Partners and ISVs should be very interested in this article from Guy Bowerman:

Last week a new tool known as the Informix Lightweight Installer was uploaded to the IIUG software repository. In a nutshell it is designed to help with embedding IDS on Windows platforms by allowing a pre-configured IDS instance to be deployed via a simple command line interface.

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New Informix Book

Carlton Doe has distilled his many years of Informix expertise into a new book. It is titled "Administering Informix Dynamic Server". It covers IDS 11.5 and even talks about IDS on MAC OS X.

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UKIUG meeting details

Date: 13th November 2008

Venue: The Tythe Barn, Bicester, Oxfordshire

Event: Informix Community Event – Stay Informed

If you develop solutions around Informix, or are an end user with Informix in your business you should attend this event.

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Blogging from the GDC 2008 event, Austin

The GDC 2008 kicked off Monday Sept 15. The exhibit floor seemed very familiar to what I saw in 2007 in terms of technology platforms and vendors, some of the prominent vendor exhibits being Icarus Studios, BigWorld, Simutronics, Multiverse and of course many of the service providers were present – like Vivox and Aria systems.

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The Informix Lightweight Installer

Last week a new tool known as the Informix Lightweight Installer was uploaded to the IIUG software repository. In a nutshell it is designed to help with embedding IDS on Windows platforms by allowing a pre-configured IDS instance to be deployed via a simple command line interface.

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IIUG 2008 survey: again, time to speak up!

International Informix Users Group ( IIUG ) has put up another user survey where you can classify several proposed IDS new features. You can also name other features not specified in the survey.
Please note, that the fact that the presented features are available for voting doesn't necessarily mean they're being implemented. But your feedback is very important and IIUG will take it to R&D.