Archive - Jan 2011
In case you haven't seen it, there is a new channel on YouTube called OpenAdminTool channel:
Below you'll find the newest two videos from this channcel discussing enhancements in OAT concerning Informix 11.70:
This article is written only in English
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Although I'm preparing some technical articles I'm happy to make a break to echo some good news...
A new promotion video for Informix is available on YouTube.
It is good to see that Informix plays such a crucial role for Cisco's business. Actually Cisco is one of the few big players that identified the potential of the Informix technology. There is no other database from IBM or the competition that delivers such an excellent performance, reliability and versatility paired with exceptional low administration costs like Informix.
IBM released a new certification test for Informix 11.70 (Panther).
There are about 63 questions which much be answered in 90 minutes. So the average time for each test question will be about 85 seconds. This is quite tough but fortunatly you'll get the Informix 11.70 certification with a relatively moderate passing score of 60%. The previous Informix 11 certification required a passing score of 70% !
Neue Ausgabe des IBM/Informix Newsletters
Im Newsletter-Archiv befindet sich die neueste Ausgabe des INFORMIX-Newsletters.
Inhaltsverzeichnis der Ausgabe:
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1. logical logfile backup times (onbar)
SELECT a.obj_name::VARCHAR(10) AS logfile,
(b.act_end - b.act_start)::INTERVAL SECOND(9) TO SECOND AS time_sec
FROM bar_object a, bar_action b
WHERE a.obj_oid = b.act_oid
AND a.obj_type = 'L'
ORDER BY 1 ASC;
logfile act_start act_end time_sec
40852 2010-12-22 21:34:10 2010-12-22 21:34:15 5
From the Informix Administrators Guide / Chapter 15:
You perform the following tasks routinely:
- Backing up a logical-log file
- Switching to the next logical-log file
- Freeing a logical-log file
- Monitoring logging activity and log-backup status <== discussed here
You perform these tasks occasionally, if necessary:
- Date: Thursday, January the 27th
- Time: 1.5 hour, 8:30 AM Pacific, 10:30 AM Central, 11:30 AM Eastern, 16:30 London, 17:30 Berlin/Paris
- Title: Informix Storage Provisioning
- Speaker: John Lengyel (IBM)
Several new Informix success stories have been published. Below you'll find an expert of those stories.
The interesting thing I noticed is that almost all of these customer references are based on the combination of Informix and Unix operating system, particulary Linux. I didn't detect a single one covering Windows or MAC.
What does this tell us ?