By that definition, Informix v11.70 is progress -- making it much easier load and maintain even more data, easier than before, faster than fast.
Fred has written a nice blog about some of the some of the features and even more come soon.
I plan to write on details/examples/nuances of individual features underneath.
To start with here are the list of all big and small features for warehousing.
For those who've followed features in 11.50 fixpack will recognize features such as compression, external tables and MERGE in earlier fixpacks.
In the last couple of years, we've focused on building upon a strong partitioning, parallel query processing foundation within Informix to offer
differentiating features to make Informix warehousing as easy as Informix transaction processing.
Of course, apart from warehousing, we've had number of other features in different domains. Informix 11.70 Infocenter has all the details/etc.
I'll mention two features I'll visit in future blogs...
- Stored procedure debugger. You can debug SPL stored procedure from IBM Optim Data Studio environment and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET environment. For the longest time, our friends at Server Studio provided the SPL debugger. This new debugger is based on new API. See Optim data studio setup and Visual Studio setup details in our manuals.
- We've had support for direct Informix to Websphere MQ interaction since 10.00.xC3. We have enhanced this to support interaction with Websphere MQ anywhere on the network. we've also enhanced the MQ support to inquire if a message has arrived on your queue. You can use this function and schedule DBScheduler jobs to execute stored procedures on message reception. This is way, you can trigger execution of some business logic automatically when you receive a message.
I'll be at IBM Information On Demand Conference at Las Vegas, 24th thru 28th of October.
I have couple of sessions describing the Panther fragmentation and query processing features.
I'll also demo these in EXPO. Will post the timings/etc soon.
One more thing...
Dr. Guy M. Lohman Manager of Disruptive Information Management Architectures in the Advanced Information Management Dept. at IBM Research Division`s Almaden Research Center (ARC) in San Jose, CA, will be talking on some of the latest research cutting edge technology for complex query processing at the session on Tuesday, October 26th, 4.30pm.
Hope to see you there.