Today marks 10 years of Informix as part of IBM family. 10 years is a long time. But, IBM celebrated its 100 year anniversary couple of weeks ago and will celebrating the centennial for the next year. To put it simply, IBM has been around for an order of magnitude longer than Informix has been with IBM. And that’s a good thing.
Informix creations, innovations in the last 10 years are too
numerous to mention. Rocky to roaring
Panther have moved the state of art to higher level. Apart from inventing and innovating within
Informix team, we’ve learnt to collaborate with IBM teams across the blue
planet to bring new technologies to market in record time. Whether it’s deep compression in IDS or deep
columnar technology in IWA, we’ve gotten tremendous support within IBM to bring
the innovations from research to Market. For the SQL/Optimizer team, bringing and improving new technologies like ISTAR to Star joins, fragmentation to fragment level statistics, accelerator, has been gratifying.
But, I’m more excited about how our customers have been able to meet their technical and business goals using Informix. We started working with Cisco around 2004 and created the backbone for their mission critical applications like Unified Call Manager and Telepresence. In Retail, system performance and availability directly translates to revenue and profit. We’ve worked with number of retailers – small and big – to improve their performance and data availability. Below is a nice ad featuring some of the latest examples of customers exploiting Informix technlogy to build smarter planet. See the ad at: http://youtu.be/D1LbxxfD_tY
IBM has seen most of the technological revolutions of 20th century, created many of them, contributed to majority of them. See the highlights at this movie at http://www.youtube.com/IBM/
I expect Informix to thrive even more in coming years -- innovating, collaborating, succeeding even more under the big IBM family.
So, for Informix, this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. Let’s start of another phenomenal journey ahead.