Eric has been kind enough to provide a translation of the back cover:
- Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) has established itself as a cult database in the market. Its fans admire the unmatched reliability, the easy and compact administration as well as the impressive speed. In versions 11 and 11.5 IBM has massively invested in the development of IDS technology. IDS 11.5 allows the creation of highly available, scalable database-clusters on top of cost-efficient hardware with intelligent load balancing.IDS solves the challenges of critical OLTP environments, which requre "round the clock" availability, with its usual easy administration and configuration. Also IDS is the first choice as an integrated database, delivered as part of the application. Learn more about the sophisticated technology of IBM IDS in this book.
There is an additional a description of the book, including an errata and sample pages at Informix Zone.