In this IBM Redbooks publication we discuss and describe the capabilities for embedding IDS into applications and software. We introduce the technological architecture, and describe several of the functions and features that support IDS as a robust and powerful embeddable DBMS. Many of these features are unique in the industry today, enabling clients to create a business advantage.
The Informix Dynamic Server can support the requirements of an embeddable DBMS, and is doing so for many companies today. The low administration requirements of IDS enable clients to deploy thousands of IDS instances, embedded in applications in locations where there are no technical resources to support the database. The real requirement is for applications with embedded databases that require little or no administration, take minimum storage resources, have excellent performance, and are highly reliable.
As a mature and reliable DBMS, it works well with small, growing, and large databases, and meets the key requirements for embedded databases. These include the ability to execute without the need for any configuration or other DBA administrative activities, and the flexibility to work on all of the platforms commonly used in the marketplace today.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Embedability basics
Chapter 3. IDS configuration for embedability
Chapter 4. The SQL Administration API
Chapter 5. Automating management through tasks and sensors
Chapter 6. Installation strategies
Chapter 7. Preparing to embed IDS
Chapter 8. Deployment
Chapter 9. Administration of an embedded IDS system
Chapter 10. IDS appliances
Appendix A. Additional material
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