The IDS 11.50.xC6 virtual appliance is now available to download here:
This can be a very useful environment to test IDS 11.50.xC6 features since IDS is pre-installed and configured. It is also a ready to use development environment - the tools you need to do development are installed (CSDK, Data Server Drivers (incl JDBC, ODBC), PDO. Optim Data Studio.
IDS 11.50.xC6 had several new features you can become familiar with using this virtual appliance. A good place to see a summary of the 11.50.,xC6 IDS features is from a write-up that appeared in the Informix Zone blog: http://www.informix-zone.com/node/912
Note that several different editions of the virtual appliance are created, all are currently based on SLES 10 SP2 and all are free.
The choices are: 32 bit vs 64 bit. VMware Workstation format vs ESX. Self-extracting executable for Windows or Gzipped tar file.
Make sure you download the right one.
Administrating and Developing with Informix
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Great news for people who are bored of reading insipid mediocre blogs like this one. Three new Informix blogs have sprung up on developerWorks for our reading pleasure..
Fred Ho leads the IDS Competitive Technologies team, and despite his self-effacing first post has a wealth of experience and expertise, particularly in areas such as data warehousing and business intelligence. Fred will be enlightening us with more of what the competitive team gets up to in subsequent posts.
Keshav is the Informix architect for SQL and Optimizer and is responsible for designing many of the SQL and performance features and enhancements we've seen in recent versions of IDS. He also has interests in diverse areas such as IBM Smart Market and cloud computing. In his first post he has found an interview with Roger Sippl, venture capitalist and founder of Informix.
Jonathan Leffler's is our security architect, and the guy I tend to go to when I have obscure questions on SQL syntax and 4GL. His new blog: Ruminations on Informix begins nice and technical with the question of where to put $INFORMIXDIR.
Welcome to developerWorks!
Informix blogs are spreading like a nasty rash, except nicer (note to self: come up with better analogies).
Informix chief Architect Kevin Brown has begun blogging on developerWorks. In his first post he makes the case for blogging about Informix, and goes on to describes his experiences in China. I hope we here more about Kevin's sojourns in China, I've read some very interesting, and encouraging trip reports from him in the past. Welcome Kevin. You can follow his new blog here: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/blogs/IfmxKbrown/
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A new starter page for Informix software sprung up on IBM recently. Check out: http://www.ibm.com/software/data/informix/discover-informix/index.html
The site covers the Informix value proposition: Hassle Free, Reliable, Agile, Everywhere, with links to quickviews of some of the companies who moved to Informix. Also on this site includes an invite to a kick-off event in New York with Arvind Krishna IBM Information Management General Manager and other IBM execs which takes place on March 16 2010.