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IIUG Tech Webinar - Informix Large Table Operations

IIUG International Informix Users Group

Many databases are getting larger as systems mature and organizations put more value on data. Size can present challenges for a DBA when making schema changes especially where low downtime is a requirement. This presentation covers some of the methods that can be used to undertake large table operations and provides tips on choosing the most suitable method for a given situation.

Speaker: Ben Thompson, Sky Betting & Gaming

The events will be held through a WebEx training session. Webinar access instructions will be provided with your registration confirmation.

Thursday, May 27, 2021 (20:00 - 21:00 CET) Register Now!

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Admin-Scout 3.1 - Highlights for Developers and Admins

Version 3.1 continues the journey to new functions for developers and administrators.
Security UpdateDevelopment
  • Editing in multiple windows, parallel working with multi-tabs in the SQL-Editor.
  • SQL history accessible at any time.
  • Evaluation of dependencies and constraints for table objects.
  • Informix error numbers, direct access to IDs and descriptions.
Administration
  • Database Explorer, auto generation of archecker scripts for table restore.
  • Locked tables, which sessions keep locks and which are waiting.
  • SSH shell to the server, now simply open via "shell in a box".
Monitoring
  • Day- and Month-Reports, individual customization according to your personal requirements.
  • Performance checks, extended output with disk I/O per chunk.
  • Schema changes, logging with the new DDL-History2 Report.

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The Informix Newsletter is finally back!Informix Newsletter is a spark plug

After almost three years of vacancy the Informix newsletter editorial staff publishes a new issue!

By the end of 2017, the editorial team, consisting mainly of IBM Informix employees, had published 125 issues of the popular Informix newsletter. With the integration of HCL into the further development of Informix, personnel changes followed. In the end, it was the EU guidelines of the GDPR that prevented further distribution among IBM.

With the logistic support of the German Informix User Group (IUG) the proven team is now back, offering the latest news, technical tips and tricks around Informix.

Issue Q1-2021 now available!

Current information and TechTips for example about:

  • ONCONFIG and Name Service Cache,
  • ONSTAT with timestamp or
  • LOB Functions on CLOB or BLOB objects.
Read the whole article and view the Informix Newsletter online here!

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Admin-Scout 3.0 - functional right from the start!

Admin-Scout 3.0 offers a completely revised design and up to 60% faster evaluations.
Security UpdateRevised user interface

The entire user interface of the Admin-Scout is designed more uniformly and with better performance. The access to configuration and server administration is clearly structured. Optimized table structures and scaling of the display, lead to a considerably faster page layout.

New SQL Toolbox

The version 3.0 impresses above all with the new SQL Toolbox with many powerful functions in the Database Explorer and SQL Editor. As a result the Admin-Scout offers more interesting functionalities for development and tuning of Informix databases.

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IBM Informix vulnerability CVE-2020-4799 in Spatial Datablade Module

Security UpdateA security warning was issued on October 8, 2020 (CVE-2020-4799) for IBM Informix Dynamic Server.

This vulnerability affects the Spatial Datablade Module in Informix Server versions 12.10 and 14.10.

A specific function in the Spatial Datablade can be called with an out-of-range parameter. A local user logged on with SQL privileges could use this vulnerability to attempt to execute an SQL injection. If the attack is successful, the attacker would be able to grant himself extended user rights and execute his own code

Help provides a Fix Pack that IBM has released on Fix Central.

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IBM price adjustments for software effective January 1, 2021

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As in previous years, IBM announces a price adjustment for its software portfolio at the beginning of the new year. This will also affect the Informix and Db2 products, new licenses and renewals. The price adjustment is for sales within the Federal Republic of Germany, usually an increase of about 3%.

You can find detailed price information in our IBM Informix and IBM Db2 pricefiles.

The complete announcement and the intended base prices for download can be found here:

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IBM User Group Day - May 19 & 20, 2020

IIUG International Informix Users GroupHello IIUG Members and Informix Enthusiasts!

You are invited!

Join IBM for User Group Day, a unique virtual experience. IBM is uniting over a dozen IBM User Groups for a 2-day virtual conference with 6 tracks each day featuring user groups, offering management, developers and support staff with expert advice, lessons, demos, keynotes, feedback sessions, and more. Learn more about the technologies you use every day, start a conversation, ask questions, or find new User Groups to connect with.

Get the full IBM User Group Day agenda and register for free visit here!

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Informix RoadmapInformix Roadmap

IBM Informix Release Roadmap – Update March 2020

Planning for Q2 and the second half of 2020

  • Informix 14.10 for IBM Cloud Pack available
  • 14.10.xC4 Fixpack with improved backup functions for secondary’s
  • LinuxONE Platform Support
  • Last cumulative fix release for Informix 11.70
  • ...

Innovations for 2021 (under investigation)

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Development and Release Steps

All changes up to Release 3.1
of March 2021

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