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Informix Dynamic Server (IDS), Version 10.00

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Product overview
Planning
Designing
Upgrading and Migrating
Installing
Administering
Replication
Developing
Security
Tuning
Monitoring
Community
Troubleshooting and Support
Training and Education
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Product overview

These documents provide a high-level introduction to IBM Informix Dynamic Server (IDS).

IDS Information Center: Product Overview (Information Center topic)
These topics contain information about IDS v10.00 and related IBM Informix products, specifically new features, release information, and getting started.


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Planning

Consider the following information when planning to use Informix Dynamic Server.

IBM Informix Database Design and Implementation Guide, Version 10.00 (Information Center topic)
These topics provide information to help you design, implement, and manage your Informix databases. It includes data models that illustrate different approaches to database design and shows you how to use SQL to implement and manage your databases.
Informix Platform Availability (Web page)
This Web page provides Informix platform availability in a downloadable spreadsheet which is updated monthly.
Demonstration: Informix Dynamic Server HDR (Demonstration)
This demonstration shows how IDS High Availability Data Replication (HDR) ensures database application availability in the event of either planned downtime or unplanned outages.
Informix Dynamic Server V10 . . . Extended Functionality for Modern Business (IBM Redbook)
This book provides an overview of the features in IDS v10.00.


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Designing

These documents provide information on designing your Informix databases.

IBM Informix Database Design and Implementation Guide, Version 10.00 (Information Center topic)
These topics provide information to help you design, implement, and manage your Informix databases. It includes data models that illustrate different approaches to database design and shows you how to use SQL to implement and manage your databases.
IBM Informix Guide to SQL: Reference, Version 10.00 (Information Center topic)
These topics include information about the system catalog tables, data types, and environment variables that IBM Informix products use.
IBM Informix Guide to SQL: Syntax, Version 10.00 (Information Center topic)
These topics describe the syntax of the Structured Query Language (SQL) and Stored Procedure Language (SPL) statements for IDS v10.00 and IBM Informix Extended Parallel Server v8.5.


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Upgrading and Migrating

These documents assist you in planning to upgrade or migrate to Informix Dynamic Server.

Migrating database servers (Information Center topic)
These topics describe how to migrate to the same operating system or to a different operating system. The path that you use to migrate to IDS v10.00 depends on the version of Informix that you are migrating from.
Migrating data (Information Center topic)
These topics describe how to migrate your data to IDS v10.00. There are several utilities provided that will help you migrate the data.
IDS v10.00 End of Support (Web page)
Learn more about the End of Support for IDS v10.00.
Informix upgrade portal (Technote)
This document helps you navigate through the available information and resources related to upgrading and migrating to IDS 11.50.


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Installing

These documents will help you install Informix Dynamic Server and related IBM Informix products.

Installing IDS Express Edition (Information Center topic)
These topics describe how to get up and running with Dynamic Server Express.
Installing IDS Enterprise and Workgroup Editions on Windows (Information Center topic)
These topics explain how to install, configure, and initialize IBM Informix Dynamic Server and IBM Informix Dynamic Server with J/Foundation on machines running Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP, and Microsoft Windows Server 2003.
Installing IDS Enterprise and Workgroup Editions on UNIX and Linux (Information Center topic)
These topics explain how to install IBM Informix Dynamic Server Enterprise and Workgroup Editions on UNIX and Linux operating systems.


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Administering

Informix Dynamic Server administrators will find these documents useful for performing administrative tasks.

IBM Informix Dynamic Server Administrator's Guide, Version 10.00 (Information Center topic)
These topics describe concepts and procedures for configuring, administering, and using IDS with J/Foundation.
IBM Informix Dynamic Server Administrator's Reference, Version 10.00 (Information Center topic)
This publication contains reference material for IDS. It describes configuration parameters, the system-monitoring interface (SMI) tables in the sysmaster database, the syntax of database server utilities, logical-log records, disk structures, event alarms, and unnumbered error messages.
IBM Informix Backup and Restore Guide (Information Center topic)
This guide contains information on backing up and restoring data, and describes how to use the ON-Bar and ontape utilities.


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Replication

Informix Dynamic Server administrators will find these documents useful for performing replication tasks.

High Availability
High Availability Data Replication (HDR) (Information Center topic)
These topics describe high-availability data replication (HDR) for IDS.
Enterprise Replication
IBM Informix Dynamic Server Enterprise Replication Guide (Information Center topic)
These topics describe IBM Informix Enterprise Replication and the concepts of data replication. You will learn how to design your replication system, as well as administer and manage data replication throughout your enterprise.
Informix Dynamic Server V10: Superior Data Replication for Availability and Distribution (IBM Redbook)
This book provides an overview of the high availability and enterprise replication features of the IDS v 10.00, which can simplify and automate enterprise database deployment. IDS v10.00 virtually eliminates downtime and automates many of the tasks associated with deploying mission-critical enterprise systems.


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Developing

Use these resources to find information to help you develop Informix Dynamic Server applications and extensibility features.

Developing Applications (Information Center topic)
These topics describe how to create information management applications and applets to access IDS databases in programming languages other than SQL or SPL, and how to create information management applications that are internationalized.
Developing Extensions to IDS (Information Center topic)
These topics describe how to create applications that use the extensibility features of object-relational databases of IDS. They provide information about application programming interfaces for creating and registering user-defined data types, routines, and DataBlade modules.
PHP Application Development for IDS Version 10 (Web page)
Use these online resources to help you develop dynamic Web applications by using PHP.
IBM Informix Guide to SQL: Syntax, Version 10.00 (Information Center topic)
These topics describe the syntax of the Structured Query Language (SQL) and Stored Procedure Language (SPL) statements for IDS v10.00 and IBM Informix Extended Parallel Server v8.5.


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Security

Use this information to help keep your data secure.

Managing Security (Information Center topic)
These topics describe the IDS security features.
Using the Trusted Facility (Information Center topic)
These topics describe the IDS secure-auditing facility. You will learn how to set up and administer audit trails, extract and interpret audit records, and use SQL utilities and statements for audit analysis.


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Tuning

These documents provide guidance for tuning Informix Dynamic Server systems for optimal performance.

IBM Informix Dynamic Server Performance Guide, Version 10.00 (Information Center topic)
These topics provide information about how to configure and operate IDS to improve overall system throughput and to improve the performance of SQL queries. The topics include information on performance tuning issues and methods that are relevant to daily database server administration and query execution.


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Monitoring

These documents provide information on how to monitor Informix Dynamic Server.

onstat Utility Commands (Information Center topic)
This topic contains links to the onstat commands and is sorted by functional category. Each category represents a different IDS feature for which onstat commands are useful for providing troubleshooting and performance enhancement information.


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Community

These links provide access to community sites, forums, blogs, and so forth for Informix.

The DeveloperWorks Informix page (Web site)
This Web page provides a number of Informix-related resources including top stories, product downloads, and learning resources.
Informix Webcasts (Web page)
The IBM Informix Lab hosts a series of chats on a wide range of Informix topics. This site lists upcoming live chats that you can attend. Previous chats are recorded so that you can replay them at a convenient time.
Informix Podcasts (Web page/MP3)
This site has podcasts about IBM Informix products.
Informix on Facebook (Web page)
Become a fan of IBM Informix on Facebook and see news, announcements, and event photos.
Informix on Twitter (Web page)
Follow IBM Informix on Twitter. 140 characters at a time!
Informix Dynamic Server Exchange (Web page)
The Informix Dynamic Server Exchange enables members of the developerWorks community to exchange code examples. This Web page makes it easy to quickly share examples or find ones that others have posted.


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Troubleshooting and Support

The resources in this section provide tips and techniques to help you identify and solve common problems.

Troubleshooting and support (Information Center topic)
These topics provide tools and references for resolving problems with your IBM software, including instructions for searching knowledge bases, downloading fixes, and getting support.
Where Do I Find ... ? (Web page)
This page provides a handy table to locate Informix technical support resources.
IBM Support Assistant (ISA) (Web page)
This free tool from IBM can help you locate technical documents, fixes, and discover the latest and most useful support resources available. If you experience a problem with IBM software, or you need to learn more about how to configure your application, or you wish to enhance your skills, you can use ISA to discover the resources that IBM support teams have provided for you.
IBM Software Support Toolbar (Web page)
This Web site provides a toolbar that contains the most sought after brand-specific pages. The custom entries from each brand truly make this toolbar valuable for your support toolbox.
The Software Support Handbook (Web page)
This handbook provides guidelines and reference materials that you might need when you interact with IBM service and support.
IBM Workplace for Customer Support (Premium) (Web site)
This Web site is a personalized, customizable Web portal where all of the content is filtered and tailored to each customer user and the user's products. You must be a registered IBM Software Premium Support customer to use this site.
Business Partner Q&A (Web site)
This Web site provides a customizable search portal for product support. You must register and sign in to use this site. Registration is free.


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Training and Education

The resources in this section provide information about training related to Informix Dynamic Server, and other education .

Informix training (Web page)
This Web page provides Informix training resources. Browse the course catalog and learn about certification programs. E-learning courses are online courses that are offered as instructor-led and self-paced.
Informix Training Paths (Web page)
Use the Informix training paths to help you map your path to skills development efficiently and effectively. Following these paths can help you attain the skills needed to productively work in your environment while minimizing your training time.
IBM Education Assistant (IEA) (Web page)
The IBM Education Assistant (IEA) is a collection of multimedia educational modules designed to help you gain a better understanding of IBM software products and use them more effectively to meet your business requirements.
IBM Redbooks for Informix (Web site)
Search this Web site for access to all of the Informix IBM Redbooks. IBM Redbooks typically provide positioning and value guidance, installation and implementation experiences, typical solution scenarios, and step-by-step "how-to" guidelines. They often include sample code and other support materials that are also available as downloads from this site. IBM Redbooks publications are developed and published by the IBM International Technical Support Organization (ITSO), which works with IBM Divisions and Business Partners in the process of developing IBM Redbooks.


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News and Events

Use this link to access information about news and upcoming events for Informix:

IBM Product News (Web page)
Read about new products and features, Beta programs, success stories, and more at this Web page for IBM software product news.


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Send Feedback

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