Random Informix Ramblings
I just received this email:
We are pleased to offer a technical workshop called the Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) 11.5 Bootcamp for the business partners and ISVs in Hursley, UK with the help of your IBM local team. The objective of this workshop is to enable our business partners and ISVs on IDS 11.5. It will include detailed presentations as well as hands-on labs through which the attendees will gain knowledge of important features and areas of IDS 11.5 including: continuous availability, Informix Warehouse, performance tuning, administration, and more.
As part of the workshop, we also provide opportunity for the partners to take Technical Mastery Test for free which qualifies them for Growth Throught Skills and counted as "Technical certs".
Dates: Dec 2-4
IBM Innovation Centre
S021 2JN United Kingdom
This bootcamp is offered free-of-charge to our business partners / ISVs. Please register online here.
The International Informix Users Group (IIUG) will host the third annual Informix Conference April 25 – 28, 2010 at the Overland Park Marriott hotel in Overland Park, KS (Kansas City).
Save the date and plan your budget now to attend the largest gathering of Informix users, developers, executives and enthusiasts for 3 full days of technical presentations and conference events, preceded by 1 day of in-depth tutorials. Topics will include Informix database administration, application development, tools and advanced support.
Hear the latest news from IBM Information Management Executives regarding Informix in the marketplace and strategic direction for the Informix portfolio of products. Informix developers and software engineers will also be present to discuss technical insights and offer advice.
If you previously attended the IIUG conference you know how technically and professionally beneficial it is to be exposed to the wealth of knowledge and expertise. Anyone and everyone working with and using Informix software should attend this conference. Conference registration will open in November. Plan now to take advantage of early bird pricing.
Contribute to the conference by being a presenter. The Call for Presentations will begin in mid-September and remain open through the end of October. Watch your email and the IIUG web site in the next few weeks for more details on submitting presentation topics and abstracts.
Attendees also benefit greatly from the presence of corporate sponsors and exhibitors. If you represent a company with a product or service that is of interest in the Informix community, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to showcase your information. Sponsorship and exhibitor information will also be published soon.
Stay tuned to email from the IIUG and www.iiug.org/conf for more information. We are looking forward to seeing you in 2010!
The IIUG Conference Planning Committee
All I can say, having been to the last two is: you have to find a way to get there. The conference is everything that a good tech conference should be, but somehow never is.
This month's Informix Chat with the Lab will on the 11.50 Hottest Feature, Update Anywhere Clusters. The active-active HDR cluster is one of the most exciting features in Informix IDS 11.5. This session will explore the capabilities of an HDR Active-Active cluster. We'll first examine how to set up the cluster. Next, we'll look at how to connect and use the databases. Of course, when discussing High Availability, we'll have to look at breaking things and then see what happens in the take-over scenarios. Don't worry, no cheetahs were harmed in the preparation of this presentation.
Presentation material will be available here prior to the event.
Keep this date in your diary. More details to follow!
In the mean time, register here.
There will be an Informix Roadshow on 22 and 23 October in Hursley. It is very similar in concept to the Proofs of Technology we have run in the past, combining a mix of lectures and hands-on playing with the technology. The focus in this Roadshow will be on Compression, Text Search and XML and the Informix Warehouse.
Watch this space for registration details.