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IBM price adjustments for software effective January 1, 2022

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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%.

The complete announcement can be found here:

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IIUG World 2021 – Virtual Event

IIUG International Informix Users GroupIIUG World 2021 will take place October 5-7 starting each day at 10:00 am Eastern US Time!

The keynote speakers just confirmed:

  • Arvind Krishna – Chairman and CEO of IBM. Arvind has been with IBM for over 30 years.
  • Madhu Kochar – IBM Vice President, Product management, Data and AI.
  • Seth Dobrin – VP and Chief Data Officer for IBM Analytics.

Registration for this event will be $199. Register by September 1st to take advantage of the early bird price of $150.

Register today, save money and get one Informix 14.10 Administrator certification test free!

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New Informix 14.10 Certification!

Informix 14.10 Zertifizierung

IBM introduces a new certification procedure for Informix administrators. This will fundamentally change procedures and terminology. The previous certifications will no longer be offered.

IBM employee and Informix veteran Carton Doe gives an introduction to the new format and tips on preparing for the test on the Washington Area Informix Users Group website.

The first opportunities to take the new certification will be at the IIUG Virtual Technical Event in early October. For conference attendees, the opportunity for certification is included in the conference fees. Preparatory sessions will be offered by Scott Picket and Carlton Doe.

The exam is proctored and includes 60 questions from 15 topic areas. According to Carlton, the questions are geared toward a solid administrator base knowledge as required in the day-to-day use of Informix. No esoteric questions come up, he says.

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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 Q2-2021 now available!

Main topics in the current newsletter are Aggregates and Encryption:

  • TechTip: CREATE AGGREGATE
    With self-created aggregates, customized functionalities can be provided in the Informix database (...)
  • TechTip: Encrypted Unload
    Can unload data be encrypted? The answer is simple: "YES, with a little trick" (...)
Read the whole article and view the Informix Newsletter online here!

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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.

Read more / visit Fix Central

IBM price adjustments for software effective January 1, 2021

Preisupdate

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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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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