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Informix for Telecommunications - Real World Experiences

Simple and cost effective for ISVs and embedded deployments

Informix has a small footprint, a silent install, and self-managing capabilities that make it ideal as a bundled or embedded data management solution used in many Communications solutions, allowing solution providers to deliver a complete, world-class solution.

Whether bundled in one of our business partner solutions or deployed throughout an enterprise, Communications solutions based on Informix include billing and customer care systems, workforce, order and inventory management, advanced intelligent network service management, sales and marketing analysis, fraud detection, and churn management. The small footprint of Informix allows communications companies to do more with less hardware – reducing hardware investments as well as saving on energy costs.

We would have had to spend an additional R$2.9 million [US$1.8 million] on new storage-resources on a four-year projection basis without Informix data compression.

- Carlos Renato Olivo, IT Manager, Cleartech

With Informix’s zero maintenance solution, I can rest easy at night knowing that each critical database engine has a hot standby that can be quickly and easily brought into service in the event of a hardware or operating system failure.

- Andrew Ford, Senior DBA, NetworkIP

By moving from Sybase to Informix, we dramatically reduced DBA support costs and realized an equally dramatic increase in reliability of one of our major systems supporting our national address and phone number directory.

- Geoff Poole, Lead Informix DBA, Verizon

In Informix, we found a flexible and high-performing data server capable of providing the scalability we need for our converged voice and data solutions.

- Dr. Pat Narendra, Director, Product Management, Motorola Converged Enterprise Communications

Informix for Telecommunications Resources

Cleartech saves nearly US$1.8 million with IBM Informix

Working with IBM Business Partner MC Software, Cleartech upgraded to IBM Informix 11.5 for the software’s data compression technology. This storage optimization feature provides full online support for compressing existing table data while applications continue to use the table.

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