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IOD Kick-off

The IOD conference has started, with Customer Advisory Council meetings on Saturday, Business Development Day on Sunday, and a welcome reception last night with free flowing food and drink.

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The Informix Data Champions

Congratulations to the new Informix data champions. This is a new program designed to honor individuals who put their time and energy, uncompensated, into the data management community, running newsgroups, forums, blogs, user groups, and speaking at conferences.

Looking at the list of Informix winners I see a very deserving group of people.

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Improvements to the Informix Information Centre

From Jacques Roy:

There was one (non-confidential) thing that I did not know about that I think everyone should know about: The improvements on the Information center.

If you go to the information center at: you will find two new things in the welcome screen:

# Subscribe to the information center updates (RSS feed)

# download the new search plugin

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IOD2008 report #1

It is finally here: The information on demand conference.

It started Saturday with the Informix Customer Advisory Council (CAC) meeting. The CAC is a set of customers that get together with the Informix development team to discuss different aspects of the products and their directions. The meeting was full of interesting information, most presentations included the word "confidential" at the bottom of each slide... Makes sense for presentations that talk about roadmaps and future features.

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Are you a Data Champion?

Technical communities, Web sites, books, conference speakers and blogs all contribute to the success of IBM’s Data Management products. But these activities don’t run themselves. Behind the scenes there are dedicated and loyal individuals who put in their own time to run user groups, manage community Web sites, speak at conferences, post to forums and write blogs. Their time is uncompensated.

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Book Review: Administering Informix Dynamic Server

Sitting on a flight to Las Vegas for the IOD conference affords an oportunity to tear myself
away from the laptop and
turn my attention to Carlton Doe's new book: Administering
Informix Dynamic Server - Building the Foundation

    Carlton Doe book

I should start by admitting a bias.

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Lightweight Installer updated

It's been great to see people downloading and trying the Lightweight installer Windows deployment tool. As a result of some excellent feedback a new version has been uploaded to the IIUG Software Repository. Here is the change notification:

    A new version of the Informix Lightweight installer is available with 3 fixes:
    1. A problem creating the informix user on domain machines
    2. The -unzip command was not being executed

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Activity in the Informix team

I can obviously not go into too much detail, but I'd like to highlight some of the activity that is happening in the world of Informix in IBM.

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Interesting and annoying

I just discovered that IE6 formats tabs differently to Mozilla and IE7, which is why, if you use IE6, the previous post appeared so badly formatted.

Lesson learned!

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Chat with the Lab - solidDB and Informix

A commonplace requirement for embedded database environments such as those in the telecommunications and financial industries is real time reaction to high speed (sub-millisecond), high volume events. IDS has a key ally in this area in the form of solidDB.

To find out more about how Solid can work with IDS attend the next Chat with the Lab where Ari Valtanen will talk about the solidDB in-memory cache.