If you're interested in the storage savings and performance gains available with compression, one of the IDS compression feature developers Kevin Cherkauer will be discussing the feature and answering your questions on July 15. Here are the details..
Informix Chat with the Lab - Wednesday, July 15, 8:30 AM Pacific, 10:30 AM Central, 11:30 AM Eastern, 4:30 PM London, 5:30 PM Paris
Compression and Storage optimization support in IDS!
This month's Informix Chat with the Lab will be related to Smarter Planet initiative, helping save energy and cost via Compression & Storage Optimization support in IDS.
This talk will provide an introduction to Informix Dynamic Server's new Compression and Storage Optimization features. We will cover compression basic concepts and affects on the data, compression ratios and compressibility, performance, scaling, and interactions with other features such as HDR and ER. The talk will also include details of the new operations and behaviors introduced by these two closely related features.
Jerry Keesee, Director of the Informix Lab will introduce the call and Kevin Cherkauer, Informix Sr Technical Lead will be our technical speaker.
Participant access information:URL: https://www.mymeetings.com/emeet/rsvp/index.jsp?customHeader=mymeetings&Conference_ID=4572107&passcode=7232225Conference number: 4572107Passcode: 7232225
To register for this event:1. Go to the URL listed above and choose Web RSVP under Join Events.2. Enter the conference number and passcode3. Provide your information for the event leader and then click submit. 4. You will receive a confirmation email from "e-meetings." Please follow instructions to join the call on day of call (Note: for security reasons, a passcode and pin will be required to join call)
Administrating and Developing with Informix
IDS virtual appliances now come in a choice of operating systems! UK based IBM partners Bell Micro have entered into a distribution agreement with Canonical to produce a free IDS 11.50 Developer Edition virtual appliance running on Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex.
The appliance is similar in some ways to IBM's SLES 10.2 based Informix virtual appliance, following the basic format of a pre-installed instance of IDS 11.50.xC4 Developer Edition, associated drivers and tutorials. You will see a few differences, such as tighter intregration with AGS Server Studio and other Bell Micro customizations.
To download the Ubuntu virtual appliance, and for more information visit Bell Micro's website at: http://www.informixcity.com/ubuntu.aspx
I like using Ubuntu and am very happy to see an Ubuntu based IDS appliance available. I find it to be one of the most accessible and easy to use Linux distros out there and get a lot of work done with it running on my old laptop (which IBM keep asking me to return, I'll do that any year now).[Read More]
During this morning's Chat with the Lab on Virtualization and Cloud computing with IDS (which I thought went quite well, in that it wasn't the worst webcast I've done, though I always think of some extra things I could have said afterward), I made a vague threat to post a link on this blog to an IDS High Availability demo showing HDR and MACH11 failover across Amazon Availability Zones.
This demo, and two others can be found on the Amazon Web Services blog: http://aws.typepad.com/aws/2009/05/ibm-informix-database-in-the-cloud.html. The high availability demo is the second one.
The slides for this lab chat (and others) can be downloaded from here: http://www-01.ibm.com/software/data/informix/labchats/#24.[Read More]
This month's Informix Chat with the Lab takes place on Thursday, and I'll be talking about virtualization and cloud computing. Here is the announcement..
Informix Chat with the LabThis month's Informix Chat with the Lab will be on the popular topic of Virtualization and Cloud Computing with IDS.
The Informix Summer roadshow has begun and here is a repro of the event calender from IIUG. Note I added a link to pictures from the Zagreb roadshow (thanks Hrvoje). If you attend or run one of these events and have some photos to share please let me know.
Take advantage of these Informix events coming to cities near you!Informix Roadshow
The Informix Dynamic Server roadshow is traveling around the world, providing a 2-day deep-dive, hands-on opportunity to try out the latest Informix technology. Gain fresh, innovative ideas to optimize your business performance and create competitive advantage.
2009 Informix Roadshow Highlights:
Sign up to attend an upcoming Roadshow below. Don't see your city?
Worldwide locations are being planned, including Taipei, Tokyo, Seoul, Bangalore, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Vietnam, Dubai, Cairo, Stockholm, Milan, Paris, Hursley, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Munich, Hamburg, Lisbon, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Auckland, Christchurch, Sydney, Melbourne, Buenos Aires, Caracas, Quito, Santiago.
North America locations under consideration are Toronto, Canada; Bentonville, AK; Boston, MA; New York City, NY; Orlando, FL; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA.
Contact Scott Pickett (email@example.com) to find out more information, or to ask for a roadshow to be scheduled in your city (outside of North America).
Contact Carlton Doe at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more information, or to ask for a roadshow to be scheduled in your city (North America only).
Local User Group meetings
The latest list of local user group meetings can be found on the IIUG website at http://iiug.org/events/events.php#May2009.
Does your local user group need new ideas for your meetings? IBM and the IIUG have teamed up to create Tech Day content that includes a suggested agenda, presentation materials, demos and speakers who can be available for your user group meeting. Topics include the Informix Roadmap, Continuous Availability (MACH 11), Informix Warehouse, Compression, and other topics that can be customized for your group. This can also be used as an opportunity to reach out to universities in your area by adding an Academic Initiative Information Session.
Contact Cindy Lichtenauer (email@example.com) or Pradeep Kutty (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get a Tech Day organized for your local user group.
Business Partner Training
The Informix Bootcamps are 3-day in-depth technical workshops for IBM Business Partners that focus on IDS 11.5. Detailed presentations and hands-on labs are included where attendees will gain in-depth knowledge of exciting new features and areas including:
Business Partners with applications that currently run on IDS or who are new to IDS can benefit from this workshop by learning how IDS can add value to your solutions and extend your market opportunities. Business consultants who are currently working with or planning to work with IDS for their customers are also welcome to attend.
The latest schedule of bootcamps can be found at http://www.iiug.org/url/2009_bootcamps.html.
Summary of Upcoming Informix Events