The year 2014 has certainly started on a bright note. We have been on our toes with Customer and Partner engagements. We have just stepped into the 3rd month of the year and we've already concluded three Informix Bootcamps, 2 in India and 1 in Sri Lanka. The enthusiasm shown by Informix users to join the Chat with Labs sessions, scheduled once in a month, has been good as well. Now that we've had two sessions already in the first two months, we are now gearing up for the 3rd one, to be scheduled in the 3rd week of March, 2014.
One of our Business Partner in Sri Lanka had expressed interest on having an Informix Bootcamp scheduled in Colombo, considering the traction he's been seeing around the business. With registrations coming in from one of the high profile electricity company, a large telecom provider, a large retailer, a private bank and a national bank, we eagerly scheduled a 5 - Day bootcamp in Colombo, where 2 days were used to cover the Administration and the remaining 3 days were used to cover the Performance Tuning. The bootcamp was organized from 24th of Feb, 2014 to 28th of Feb, 2014.
The sessions were interesting and the room full of audience were able to correlate to their work environment, along with use case scenarios. Time and again they were sharing their current implementation methods, the reason why they chose that specific implementation model and discussed on ways to improvise with the existing setup. The facts and figures of the Informix Cluster implementation by one of the major telecom provider, impressed me. Their OLTP environment is playing with close to 6 TB of data and the transactions fill up logs worth over 20 GB size per day. Another high profile electricity company mentioned that it has plans to automate the Meter Reading and would be looking at the prospect of using Informix TimeSeries technology to handle the Meter Data Management.
I also had the privilege of visiting one of the largest retailer in Sri Lanka who has been on the list of long time Informix users. They have developed applications using Informix 4GL and have deployed them on Informix DB in the backed, for over a decade now. I had heard that they have successfully implemented Vehicle Tracking System and was curious to know more on it's implementation. They have used Informix TimeSeries technology and have integrated with Google API's to track the current location of the vehicles on the map. That feature have enabled their management to make business decisions on the fly and minimize the business investments / expenditures.
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Couple of Snapshots taken during the Informix Bootcamp @ Colombo, Sri Lanka. Thanks to our Business Partner.