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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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A new era for Informix begins now!

I returned from last week's International Informix Users Group Conference with some news. What kind of news it is I am not 100% certain.
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Some Very Cool Things Are Happening in the Informix World

I read two interesting things this week. One was an award that Informix won and the other is a White Paper Bloor put out. Both reference Informix as a platform for IoT or Internet of Things data storage and processing.

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Some Very Cool Things Are Happening in the Informix World

I read two interesting things this week. One was an award that Informix won and the other is a White Paper Bloor put out. Both reference Informix as a platform for IoT or Internet of Things data storage and processing.

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Some Very Cool Things Are Happening in the Informix World

I read two interesting things this week. One was an award that Informix won and the other is a White Paper Bloor put out. Both reference Informix as a platform for IoT or Internet of Things data storage and processing.

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LVARCHAR not long enough?

I've got some news for you!  If you had been to the IIUG 2015 Conference last week (April 26-30 2015) you might already know this.  If not, relax, 'cause I was there.

Question: Have you ever had a requirement for a character type that can hold strings longer than the 32K limit on the LVARCHAR type?  Don't want to have to deal with the hassles of storing and retrieving a BLOB or SLOB?

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News from the IIUG

Here's a link to an announcement from the IIUG Board of Directors talking about this year's IIUG 2015 Conference celebrating the 20th Anniversary Year of the IIUG:

IIUG News March 20, 2015

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On Hybrid Database Development

At the recent IBM Insight conference in Las Vegas I presented a session entitled: 


"My Data is Relational But My Coders Want to Use JSON!  Help!"

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China is standardizing all new database applications on Informix!

Here's the "world" shaking news I promised. IBM and China have come to an agreement whereby IBM will share the code for Informix with a Chinese software house, GBASE, who will modify its security code to conform to Chinese government standards. In turn China will be building all future database projects using Informix.

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News from the Informix World

And I do mean world. Well it's been a long time since my last post. Over six months. I just got back from the IBM Insight Conference in Las Vegas NV (formerly the IBM Information On Demand Conference) and there is some big news. IBM announced their new vertical cloud development stacks called BlueMix. There is a BlueMix for timeseries data, BlueMix for mobile apps, BlueMix for in-memory Warehouse data analytics, BlueMix for Watson, BlueMix for ... well you get the idea.