As a first time blogger, I'm wondering why anyone would want to see another blog. Even for the Informix loyalist, there are many other more knowledgeable and technically savvy people that have blogs on Informix products and other notable developments in the Informix world. So let me start by saying a few words about my past experiences. If that is in any way interesting, perhaps there are some common areas that warrant discussions.
I have been working in the computer industry and primarily in database development in one form or another for some undisclosed number of years. Places I've worked for include Burroughs (for which most people have never heard of), Sperry Univac, HP (for a very short time), Sun (yes, the Oracle one, also for a very short time), Tandem (14 years), Informix (Red Brick for about 3 years) before being acquired by IBM in 2001. Since then, I've managed teams on DWE, Cube Views, IDS Engineering, and in my current position, as manager of the Competitive Technologies and Enablement team.
My area of interest (not necessarily area of expertise) include DBMS, Fault-tolerant systems, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Clusters and High Availability. Over the years, I have been fortunate to work with some real experts in the database area, including 3 of the original 7 authors of the System R paper, who all happenned to have started at IBM Research but were working at Tandem at the time. And at Red Brick, a company originally founded by Ralph Kimball, is where I really understood how data warehousing works.
Feel free to comment if you are interested in any of this. I will discuss more on what the Competitive Team works on in the next comment.