Hopefully, this tutorial has helped you see some of what you can do with IDA and Informix Dynamic Server. IDA has extensive support for Informix, which can help modeling architects create models and convert them into physical database artifacts for a wide variety of different databases. In addition, IDA can shell share with other Data Studio and Rational Software Development components, thereby providing a single IDE to do your database modeling and development. This means you create a smaller memory footprint, allow for common sharing of artifacts like connections, and have all the features in a single platform.
The authors would like to thank Anson Kokkat, Seeling Cheung, and Kathryn Zeidenstein for reviewing the document and providing valuable comments.