db2Dean’s Informix Links
27 March 2007
My Informix teammates provided me with several very good links and they are listed below If there are any that you like that I have not included, please send me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll try to include it. Also please let me know if any of my links have stopped working. Informix is a strategic product for IBM. To confirm this, please read the following letter from Ambuj Goyal the General Manager of Information Management software at IBM by clicking this link:
IBM Letter of Commitment to Informix
Manuals and Reference Material
The new version of Informix is code named Cheetah. Check out this page to keep up with the story.
This document shows the list of new features currently planned for the next release.
Information about Fix Packs and how to down load them.
We finally have a central location for down loading all available trial and other free software. So if you want to tryout Informix, for example, this is the site for you.
Download the PHP driver for Informix
Download Server Studio and Sentinel for Informix
Download these excellent administrative tools for your Informix databases.
Learn about and download the XSLT DataBlade for creating SQL functions that transform documents from one format to another.
Informix and DB2 are both database products from IBM. In this article discovery how well the products compliment each other.
Operating System Levels For Informix
This link show which OS versions and minimum patch levels are required for each supported version of Informix.
APARS are, shall we say, the less desirable features of Informix. This page shows the list of all APARS by version.
Every version of software eventually goes out of support. Review this page periodically to make sure that you don’t get a nasty little surprise in the middle of the night when you call for support for your Informix system.
Get the latest information about how to get the most out of Informix from these monthly webcasts.
A page full of links for technical documents like manuals and white papers, downloads, and helpful hints.
Browse the Informix classes. I also find the training paths link that diagrams the courses useful. Check out the Certification tab is you are interested in becoming certified in Informix.
To get support for problems and questions 24X7 you can open a PMR or ESR. Call 800-426-7378 to open a PMR, but make sure to have your CUSTOMER NUMBER handy. An ESR is a PMR opened on the web. I prefer this method because I can paste detailed error messages right into the ticket and attach supporting files. See this site to learn how to open ESRs and for a link for “ESR sign-in”.
On this page learn about how we can support you in converting competitors’ databases to Informix
Informix Product Life Cycle (PLC) Roadmap
Informix Product Platform Availability
Select Download Spreadsheet on Right
Informix International User Group (IIUG)
Informix Technical manuals. You can see additional manuals in PDF format by clicking the “V10 Informix Information Center Search” link below and then clicking the “Complete IDS Library” link.
V10 Informix Information Center Search
Search for information about Informix. I frequently access the information centers to answer customer questions.
This is a great site for learning about how to do things in DB2 and joining discussion forums.
Search for practical guides for implementing solutions such as DB2 on Linux or implementing a Data Warehouse.
An excellent source of information about the newest features of Informix and it has a lot of good links as well.
What does a guy out of the Toronto Lab think about DB2 features?
Another excellent site for Informix information.
An interesting Informix forum.
Informix Instant Answers by E-mail
Which Edition Of IDS is Right For You?
Compare Informix Dynamic Server Editions
Partner World Informix Site containing the Q1 Dash Board with Play Tactics
Note: Look under “Sales Tools” tab for “Special Offers”