IBM Informix Advanced Developer Edition V12.10, performs pre-production activities, such as testing, and performance evaluation

IBM United States Software Announcement 214-355
August 19, 2014

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The Advanced Developer Edition V12.10, based on IBM® Informix® Advanced Enterprise Edition V12.10, is licensed in a way that matches requirements for pre-production development activities. Specifically, it is licensed to use the Authorized User metric so that a customers can name users to do the pre-production activities, such as testing, performance evaluation, and quality assurance, before deploying applications in production based on Informix.

Effective May, 2013, Informix is no longer included in the Database Developer Edition. For details, refer to Software Announcement 213-156, dated March 26, 2013. This new edition provides both a path for new customers of Informix and previous customers who use the Database Developer Edition want to move to the latest Informix edition. As needed, existing entitlements of Database Developer Edition and associated support may be exchanged for Informix Advanced Developer Edition at a 1:1 Authorized User ratio.

The Informix Advanced Developer Edition contains the features of IBM Informix Advanced Enterprise Edition with a new software license that restricts usage to non-production activities. On an Authorized User basis, the license permits customers to evaluate and test all features of Informix.

Product documentation is available in the Informix V12.10 Knowledge Center at m

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001 ).

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Key prerequisites
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Informix Advanced Enterprise Edition V12.10

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Planned availability date
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September 12, 2014

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

Informix V12.1 is capable as of August 19, 2014, when used in accordance with associatedIBM documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested on the following website

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Program                Program
number         VRM     name
IBM Informix Advanced Developer Edition

5725-D14       12.10   IBM Informix Advanced Developer Edition
5725-A39       12.10   IBM Informix Storage Optimization Feature for
                       Enterprise Edition

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No hardcopy publications are shipped with this program.

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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements
Software requirements
Operating systems                      N-1        N           N+1
AIX Power                              6.1        7.1
Solaris Sparc                         10         11
Linux (RHEL) (x86-32,                  5          6
  x86-64, POWER®, System z)
Linux (SLES) (x86-32,                 10         11
  x86-64, POWER, System z)
Windows Server x86,-32,
x86-64 Server 2008, 2008 R2           Server
HP-UX IA64                            11iv2       11iv3       11iv4
                                     (aka 11.23)  (aka 11.31)
Solaris x86-64                        10           11
Red Hat Desktop (x86-32)               5            6          RHEL 7
SUSE Desktop (x86-32)                 10           11          12
HP-UX PA-RISC                         11iv2        11iv3       NA
                                      (aka 11.23)  (aka 11.31)
Mac OS X x86-64                       10.7        10.8
Windows Desktop (x86-32, x86-64)      Windows™ 7   Windows 8
Windows Desktop w/ FDCC (x86-32)       XP, Vista  Windows 7
Server virtualization                 N-1         N
PR/SM (System Z)                      NA          NA
z/VM (System Z)                       V6.2        V6.3
PowerVM Hpervisor (POWER)             POWER6®      POWER7
VMware ESX Server

(x86-64, x86-32)                      4           4.1
VMware ESXi Server
(x86-64, x86-32)                      5.0         5.1
Red Hat KVM                           5.6         6.0
SLES KVM                              NA          11

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Planning information


This offering is delivered through the Internet.

Security, auditability, and control

Informix Advanced Develorer Edition uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

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IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

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Product group: DB2
  Product Identifier Description            (PID)
  IBM Informix Advanced Developer Edition   5725-D14
Product category: Informix

Passport Advantage® customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

Entitled maintenance offerings
description                                      Part number
IBM Informix Advanced Developer Edition -
  Authorized User LIC+S&S 12 MO                  D19TCLL
  Authorized User S&S REINST 12 MO               D19TDLL
  Authorized User ANNUAL S&S RNWL                E0K5MLL
Media packs
description                                      Part number
IBM Informix Advanced Developer Edition 12.10    BB1ITEN

Charge metric

                       Part number or
Program name           PID number           Charge metric
IBM Informix Advanced  5725-D14             Authorized User
  Developer Edition

Authorized User

Authorized User is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. An Authorized User is a unique person who is given access to the program. The program may be installed on any number of computers or servers and each Authorized User may have simultaneous access to any number of instances of the program at one time. Licensee must obtain separate, dedicated entitlements for each Authorized User given access to the program in any manner directly or indirectly (for example, via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means. An entitlement for an Authorized User is unique to that Authorized User and may not be shared, nor may it be reassigned other than for the permanent transfer of the Authorized User entitlement to another person.

Note: Some programs may be licensed where devices are considered users. In that case, the following applies. Any computing device that requests the execution of or receives for execution a set of commands, procedures, or applications from the program or that is otherwise managed by the program is considered a separate user of the program and requires an entitlement as if that device were a person.


Install is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. An install is an installed copy of the program on a physical or virtual disk made available to be executed on a computer. Licensee must obtain an entitlement for each install of the program.

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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.


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Limited warranty applies


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Volume orders (IVO)

Yes. Contact your IBM representative.

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at
Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express®. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

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System i Software Maintenance applies


Variable charges apply


Educational allowance available

Not applicable.

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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective. IBM does not warrant that systems and products are immune from the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.

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For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner for Software Value Plus. Additional information is also available at

Variable charges: The applicable processor-based one-time charge will be based on the group of the designated machine on which the program is licensed for use. If the program is designated to a processor in a group for which no charge is listed, the charge of the next higher group listed applies. For movement to a machine in a higher group, an upgrade charge equal to the difference in the then-current charges between the two groups will apply. For movement to a machine in a lower group, there will be no adjustment or refund of charges paid.

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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

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