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Analyst reports 

IDC: Dealing with more and more data: Challenges for the Utility CIO

IDC provides utilities with an understanding of specific challenges faced by CIOs and provides information technology (IT) decision makers with a view to the use of time series databases, including IBM Informix TimeSeries, in getting to scale.

Last updated: 13 May 2013


IBM Informix in hybrid workload environments - A Report by Philip Howard, Bloor Research

How unique capabilities of IBM Informix make it compelling for analytical applications.

Last updated: 18 Aug 2012

Announcement letters 

IBM Informix 12.10 Information Center

This Web-based information center is the primary source for the information that you need to use the Informix 12.10 family of products and features.

Last updated: 26 Mar 2013


Informix 12.1 Announcement Letter

IBM Informix V12.1 delivers enhancements for operational analytics, specialized workloads, and the private cloud, while continuing to advance core database capabilities

Last updated: 26 Mar 2013


All Informix Announcement Letters

Get the latest release information for Informix products at the IBM Offering Information Web site.

Last updated: 21 Sep 2012

Books 

Big data, big potential

IBM Informix is an ideal platform for enterprise and embedded application development, at any scale and with a wide array of tools. Informix delivers cost-effective high performance and meets critical enterprise needs for security, failure recovery and data distribution.

Last updated: 03 Apr 2013


Achieving timeliness and relevance for smarter retail

This eBook examines how IBM® Informix® software serves as the right data management framework to help retail organizations make the right offers to the right customers at the right time.

Last updated: 13 Nov 2012


Flexible Application Development with IBM Informix

IBM Informix is an ideal platform for enterprise and embedded application development, at any scale and with a wide array of tools. Informix delivers cost-effective high performance and meets critical enterprise needs for security, failure recovery and data distribution.

Last updated: 07 Sep 2012


IBM Informix Warehouse Accelerator

Extreme warehouse speed for fast business decisions

Last updated: 26 Mar 2012


Achieve business continuity with heterogeneous IT resources: Informix Flexible Grid

With Informix Flexible Grid you can administer your Informix data servers as if they were a single entity and distribute workloads across all of them, no matter what hardware, operating systems or version of Informix they use.

Last updated: 01 Oct 2011

Brochures 

IBM Informix powers OLTP and analytics for data-driven businesses

A single database platform delivers maximal performance for multiple workloads

Last updated: 16 Apr 2013


IBM Informix software product family: Version 12. 1 - Simply powerful data management software

Informix 12.1 delivers unprecedented advantages: superior performance, availability and efficiency, minimal complexity and lower computing costs.

Last updated: 27 Mar 2013

Case studies 

Kaifa captures new markets with innovative smart metering solutions ... Measuring up to customer demands by partnering with IBM and AMT-SYBEX

Kaifa entered into a three-way partnership with IBM and AMT-SYBEX, building an innovative and efficient smart metering solution based on Affinity Meterflow® and IBM® Informix® software.

Last updated: 13 Feb 2014


Ranhill Powertron ... Power plant availability improved by predicting and preventing equipment failures

Ranhill Powertron in Malaysia improves plant availability by predicting and preventing equipment failures

Last updated: 25 Nov 2013


Ranhill Powertron ... Improves plant availability and production with IBM and Chronos software

Malaysian power producer Ranhill Powertron improves plant availability and reduces maintenance costs when it implements the Chronos Plant Operation and Management System with IBM Informix TimeSeries

Last updated: 24 Sep 2013


Militzer & Münch ... Analytics used to enhance operational efficiencies, improve customer service and boost profitability

Analytics used to enhance operational efficiencies, improve customer service and boost profitability

Last updated: 25 Jul 2013


Federació Farmacèutica (FedeFarma) ... Gains 10 to 15 percent lift in sales and reduces hardware expenditures by 30 percent

A new ERP system based on IBM Informix database improved sales and strengthened customer loyalty while saving the company US$180,000 in salaries and 30 percent in hardware costs.

Last updated: 31 May 2013


Oncor delivers customer benefits through an integrated smart grid ... Leveraging IBM solutions and services to deliver a smart grid infrastructure

Oncor selects IBM and IBM Business Partners Ecologic Analytics and Landis + Gyr to deploy a smart grid infrastructure that allows it to maximize visibility into customer demands, usage patterns and potential grid failures to pinpoint service problems and minimize service disruptions.

Last updated: 14 Feb 2013


Camden Council ... Reducing heating bills by 30 percent with Hildebrand and IBM Informix TimeSeries software

Camden Council worked with Hildebrand Technology to develop a heat metering program for housing developments that use district heating. The program, which relies on IBM Informix TimeSeries for efficient storage of vast amounts of data, is reducing heat consumption and CO2 emissions.

Last updated: 06 Feb 2013


The German Aerospace Center (DLR) ... Providing efficient access to Germany’s 2-PB archive of Earth observation images with IBM Informix

Germany’s Aerospace Center (DLR) needs a reliable, highly scalable database server to provide access to 2 PB of data in an archive of images while fulfilling long-term data preservation policies. With IBM Informix database, the agency has lost no data in more than 10 years.

Last updated: 30 Jan 2013


Myers ... Utilizes IBM Informix to provide a complete, worldclass and affordable solution

TV and radio broadcasters use software from Myers to manage day-to-day operations. The Myers solutions provide the database functionality customers need, without forcing them to hire a database administrator, by utilizing an IBM Informix database.

Last updated: 19 Dec 2012


Westfleisch e.G.

A meat processor in Germany accelerates data queries by 15 percent and creates a quality control system to track food production quality in its slaughterhouses when it engages IBM Business Partner CANCOM AG to implement IBM Informix Ultimate Warehouse Edition software

Last updated: 31 Oct 2012


Pronto strengthens its clients’ systems with flexible analytics ... Adding a new dimension to ERP with integrated reporting

Pronto Software embedded IBM Cognos® Business Intelligence into its Pronto Xi ERP solution and developed several packages of standard reports to help its clients get up and running quickly with the new analytics tools. Pronto also uses the combined solution internally to manage its own financial, sales and CR...

Last updated: 04 Jul 2012


Doosan Infracore ... Achieving threefold business growth while boosting data accuracy by 40 percent

Doosan Infracore achieves threefold business growth while boosting data accuracy by 40 percent when it implements a highly customized ERP solution powered in part by Fitrix ERP from Fourth Generation Software and running on IBM Informix database technology.

Last updated: 20 Mar 2012


GreenIvory ... Fast performance and scalability deliver seven million web pages a day

GreenIvory needed a database that takes care of itself, never goes down and works consistently across multiple platforms. Its choice of IBM Informix to power its business has helped the company grow tenfold in four years.

Last updated: 14 Mar 2012


Superior Manufacturing gets set to wipe the floor with the competition ... Using instant sales data to guide business decision-making

Working with IBM Business Partner One Point Solutions, Superior Manufacturing Group implemented IBM® Cognos® Express and integrated it with in-house applications built on its long-established IBM Informix platform.

Last updated: 07 Dec 2011


McLEOD RUSSEL INDIA LIMITED ... Eliminating downtime in the tea trade with IBM Informix

McLEOD RUSSEL INDIA LIMITED needed to improve systems uptime across its 50-plus tea gardens to enable accurate tracking of harvest, production and marketing of up to 100 million kilos of tea per year. The company chose IBM Informix with High Availability Data Replication (HDR) to enable continuous access to c...

Last updated: 09 Sep 2011


Cleartech ... Saves nearly US$1.8 million with IBM Informix 11.5

Cleartech saves nearly US$1.8 million when it works with IBM Business Partner MC Software to upgrade to IBM Informix 11.5.

Last updated: 27 Jun 2011


Coldset Printing Partners ... The IBM Informix TimeSeries solution helps company track usage trends and analyze data over time

The IBM Informix TimeSeries solution helps the company track usage trends and analyze data over time.

Last updated: 27 Jun 2011


National Institute for Testing and Evaluation (NITE) ... Educational non-profit company enhances testing services with IBM Informix

IBM Informix database software computerized all processes for faster, more informed business decisions, and provided online transaction processing to replace paper-based processes.

Last updated: 21 Jun 2011


Proving the concept for smart metering data management ... IBM Research works with AMT-SYBEX to develop and test Smart DTS

Working with IBM Research at the Hursley Innovation Centre, AMT-SYBEX developed and tested Smart DTS, a smart meter management solution built on IBM Infomix technology. During a proof of concept, the team simulated a system that received and processed data from 10 million smart meters, achieving excellent per...

Last updated: 11 Mar 2011


RealPlus accelerates online real estate listings service ... Gains 20 percent performance improvement with IBM Informix 11.5

RealPlus has had a trouble-free 25-year history running its applications on Informix. Working with IBM Business Partners One Point Solutions and Unique Systems, RealPlus today uses Informix 11.5 for high performance, reliable and hassle-free delivery of its real estate services.

Last updated: 10 Feb 2011


Croatian health ecology specialists and inspectors keep harmful microbes and chemicals at bay ... Pardus and IBM solution enhances the monitoring of thousands of food items, materials and water

Determining the health profiles of drinking water, waste water, meat, vegetables and other products headed for Croatian and European markets and being able to go back immediately to fix problems.

Last updated: 02 Feb 2011


Unique Express makes inroads to a smarter freight solution

Unique Express is widely recognised as one of Australia’s most efficient and technologically advanced transport management companies. Underpinning much of Unique’s efficiencies is the Omnix Transport Management Solution running on an IBM System x server and the IBM Informix® Database on the Linux operating sy...

Last updated: 10 Jan 2011


University of Berlin boosts performance with IBM Informix

The Technical University of Berlin boosts system performance and availability with IBM Informix 11.5

Last updated: 10 Dec 2010


MCS (Mortgage Contracting Services)

Support all e-business functions demanded by customers by integrating data into large database that could provide better performance, reliability and scalability than the Microsoft SQL Server database previously in use. The company chose IBM Informix over Oracle because of its ease of use and the scalability.

Last updated: 30 Nov 2010


Taikang Life Insurance Co Ltd. (Taikang)

Taikang needed to improve employee productivity and enhance customer service and business development opportunities by viewing all its customer and corporate information together regardless of what department it came from. The company used IBM InfoSphere Federation Server to enable a single central view of in...

Last updated: 30 Nov 2010


Egyptian Ministry of Interior halves cost of apps with EGL

As antiterrorism laws tightened, the Ministry of Interior of Egypt had to improve the information collection process and enhance responsiveness. By using Enterprise Generation Language (EGL), IBM Informix and other IBM middleware products, the team converted its legacy system to a Java and web-based solution ...

Last updated: 29 Oct 2010


IBM Informix reliability supports leading auto dealerships in Brazil

Dia System delivers reliable ERP and CRM systems for leading automotive dealerships in Brazil using IBM Informix and development tools from IBM Business Partner GeneXus.

Last updated: 31 Aug 2010


Famous Smoke Shop increases online presence and enhances security with IBM Informix

An IBM Informix user since 1994, Famous Smoke Shop upgraded to Informix 11.5 to gain the scalability and security necessary to support its 10 percent year-over-year growth in online sales since 2000 and to help staff protect customers’ credit card information.

Last updated: 30 Apr 2010


Hildebrand solves a key problem in smart metering research ... With IBM Informix technologies for time-series data management

Working with the software laboratory at IBM Hursley, Hildebrand ran several proofs-of-concept and created a solution based on IBM Informix technologies that has the potential to collect, store and analyse detailed energy usage information from millions of homes in real time.

Last updated: 29 Apr 2010


NetworkIP supports expansion with IBM Informix and System x

IBM Informix Dynamic Server 10 and 11.5 upgrade and migration to IBM System x hardware enabled increased efficiency, security, safety and cost savings

Last updated: 23 Dec 2009

Information centers 

IBM Informix 12.10 Information Center

This Web-based information center is the primary source for the information that you need to use the Informix 12.10 family of products and features.

Last updated: 26 Mar 2013


IBM Informix 11.70 information center

This Web-based information center is the primary source for the information that you need to use the Informix 11.70 family of products and features.

Last updated: 15 Mar 2013


IBM Informix 11.50 information center

This Web-based information center is the primary source for the information that you need to use the Informix 11.50 family of products and features.

Last updated: 01 May 2012


IBM Informix Products Information Center

This information center contains product documentation for mature releases of IBM Informix products (versions 7.x, 9.x, and earlier). Some of the products represented in this information center are no longer supported.

Last updated: 21 Mar 2011

Product documentation 

IBM Informix product documentation

Product documentation for the Informix family of products is available by accessing the Informix Information Center online, or downloading documentation in Portable Document Format (PDF).

Last updated: 01 May 2013

Redbooks 

All Informix Redbooks

Access all Informix Redbooks here

Last updated: 01 Oct 2012

Videos 

Business Analytics in a Blink

The Blink project’s ambitious goal was to answer all Business Intelligence queries in mere seconds, regardless of the database size and without having to define any performance layer.

Last updated: 18 Aug 2012


IBM Informix Genero Accelerates a New Generation of Applications

Learn more from this short flash video!

Last updated: 18 Aug 2012


Informix Warehouse Accelerator Accelerates Warehouse Queries up to 100X or More

Learn how Informix Warehouse Accelerator Accelerates Warehouse Queries up to 100X or More!

Last updated: 18 Apr 2012

White papers 

IBM Informix Warehouse Accelerator: Performance is everything

Informix Warehouse Accelerator is an In-Memory database (IMDB), designed to exploit affordable innovations in memory and processor technology and trends in novel ways to boost query performance.

Last updated: 25 Mar 2013


Put your analytics applications into overdrive

Get more from IBM Informix Warehouse Accelerator with the Intel Xeon processor E7 family

Last updated: 04 Feb 2013


Cisco and IBM Informix Database Software: Enhancing Collaboration

Cisco chose to embed IBM Informix® database software in their solutions because of the robust embeddability, high reliability, and extreme performance of Informix.

Last updated: 16 Dec 2011


Converting Informix 4GL Applications to Informix Genero

Your Informix 4GL applications are fundamental to your business; too important to disrupt, too costly to rewrite and packaged applications simply don't cut it.

Last updated: 30 Mar 2011