Vivre la France

Here is a quick summary report of an Informix event just held in France.  Informix is red hot in the geos now and this is just another proof point! 

Our customers and IBM Business Partners have enjoyed a great two day Informix event last week in our new IBM headquarters near Paris (see pictures): 

April 1st:

Informix User Group of France – led by Khaled Bentebal, CEO ConsultiX and User Group Informix France President.

– Feedback was very positive. All really appreciated to get direct information from Jerry Keesee on Informix strategy and Panther.

– They were also very interested in the presentation given by Jacques Roy on Informix + virtualization and cloud computing.

Frédéric Delest, Olivier Bourdin and Yoram Benchetrit gave technical presentations:

          o  Frédéric Delest: MACH 11

          o  Olivier Bourdin: SQL Trace + Non blocking checkpoint

          o  Yoram Benchetrit: Plugin Authentication Module (PAM)

               for Informix user authentication

Jean Michel Savelli,  CTO Corsica Ferries ( gave a very nice testimony of their long experience with Informix.

Laurent Revel – Accelerated Value Leader presented on OAT and Business Partner – Frame on IDS + Data warehouse. 

April 2nd :

Proof  Of  Technology IDS 11.50

Frédéric, Yoram, Olivier, Laurent Valenza and Laurent Revel organized technical support presentations + hands-on workshop for the Informix Proof Of Technology day

          o  Yoram Benchetrit: Informix + SSL

          o  Olivier Bourdin: Compression and External tables

          o  Frédéric Delest: BTree Scanner

 Jerry, Jacques, Olivier, Yoram, Frédéric. Thanks to all of you for making this two day event a real success. Customers have been very happy to attend and share their own experiences.

They’ve also expressed high satisfaction with the first French Informix Newsletter (contributors: Khaled Bentebal, Olivier, Yoram and Frédéric):

Teaming was excellent around this event via:

          o  Alain Szenicer, Laurent Valenza,

              Laurent Revel, Nicolas Desachy,

              Lucile Hyon-Le Gourrierec, Olivier Jouannic.

Customers are now waiting for the next Informix event!   

So, now the question for other geographies/countries, how are you stepping up? 

Viva Informix!!


“Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.”  –  Thomas Jefferson

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Informix Affinity

I wanted to take a brief moment to recognize some international sites that have been created via the Informix community and in one case our team members in IBM China.  This is just a sampling of the geo localization that is occurring around Informix. These efforts are critical to the success of Informix. 

Product awareness is the foundation on which we will build everything else.  I would like to see other countries/regions adopt this fortitude and push Informix to the forefront.  Here is the short list of sites. 

Chinese site: 

Korean site: 

German IUG: 

German Website (In English): 

Local IUG based in Washington, D.C. (U.S.A.):

” Truth never yet fell dead in the streets; it has such affinity with the soul of man, the seed however broadcast will catch somewhere and produce its hundredfold” – Theodore Parker

Published in: on April 7, 2010 at 9:30 pm  Leave a Comment  

Your Input Is Requested

IBM Informix Database Software – Continuous Availability White Paper

  • Informix database software  is exceptionally hardware efficient, which means that (in the REAL world) you need to spend MUCH less on hardware to get the same performance as other products
  • Informix is exceptionally reliable, which means that (in the REAL world) you don’t need to pay lots of people to make sure it stays up
  • Informix is exceptionally scalable, which means that (in the REAL world) it can be idling one moment and then processing thousands of transactions the next with no apparent stress

Oninit is gathering data about what happens in the REAL world to support these assertions with empirical evidence. 

The data collected will be used to compile a report that will be made available to every CTO, IT Director and IT Manager. Along with this, they will receive a list of all the major application vendors that are now porting their applications to Informix V11.5 and a document outlining the key reasons to choose Informix.

Every response matters.  Please go to the following website to provide your input:

“The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing.” – Sigmund Freud 

Published in: on April 6, 2010 at 3:23 pm  Leave a Comment  

Two Key Opportunities

2010 IIUG Informix Conference  

Join other Informix users, developers, executives and enthusiasts for three full days of technical presentations and conference events, preceded by one day of in-depth tutorials. Topics will include Informix database administration, application development, tools and advanced support. 

If you previously attended the IIUG conference you know how technically and professionally beneficial it is to be exposed to the wealth of knowledge and expertise. Anyone and everyone working with and using Informix software should attend this conference. 

Hear the latest news from IBM Information Management Executives regarding Informix in the marketplace and strategic direction for the Informix portfolio of products. Informix developers and software engineers will also be present to offer technical insights and advice. 

Visit the web site for more information regard the conference! 

2010 IIUG Informix Conference

April 25-28, 2010

Overland Park, KS (Kansas City) 


Informix Beta Program  

  • Want to be on the cutting-edge of Informix technology? 

                –     Get early access and exposure to new capabilities

                –    Get access to IBM resources through lab advocates

                                  0  Ensure successful deployment

              –       Prototype solutions with new capabilities

                                 0  Reduce time to market

                                 0  Gain first mover advantage 


“Opportunities multiply as they are seized.” – Sun Tzu

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