There is an interesting article in the latest edition of the German IT publication entwickler magazin entitled Comeback Der Kult-Datenbank.
In it Eric Herber discusses the Open Beta Program for IDS version 11.10, speculates on the choice of the codename Cheetah ("fast, silent and extremely efficient") and introduces some of the new features. The impressive sales growth of IDS in the last year is mentioned and how IBM has changed its database strategy, now giving DB2 and IDS equal status, positioning them for different target markets depending on their specific strengths.
The article concludes with the comment that in a highly competitive database market Informix is evolving as IBM's trump card due to its low administration costs, resource gentle, highly scalable multi-threading architecture and extensibility features.
Comeback Der Kult-Datenbank