Recently, I've been spending time learning the capabilities of Informix Dynamic Server and discovering how to use IBM Data Studio as a new graphical Eclipse solution for building and managing data stored in IDS.
At the recent IOD 2007 conference in Vegas I was able to spend some more time listening to the IDS gurus speak regarding the latest "Cheetah" features. The replication options are very impressive from my perspective and getting started with IDS is much easier than I initially expected. IDS has a footprint to feature ratio that is excellent and now with the delivery of common clients and tools choosing DB2 or IDS for any given solution is much easier.
I am lucky enough to be joining one of the IDS gurus, Guy Bowerman, at an upcoming webinar on December 11th. The "Fastrack for Application Development" webinar is now online for early registration. Guy has been very active blogging about his experiences with IDS 11 and Data Studio and the common client (Java, .NET, Ruby, and PHP).
Register for the upcoming webcast and join in the discussion. Bring your ideas regarding new features you would like to see delivered in future versions of the Data Studio portfolio.