A quite important call is received in the oval office, on the phone sitting at the very Resolute desk, Informix is there. A transaction is processed at the biggest retail chain store in the world, Informix is there. You just checked in at many of big hotels in the globe, Informix is there. You chose your tools at the biggest home improvement retailer worldwide, Informix is there. You take a certain taxi in Paris and get your trip processed, Informix is also there. You buy some food at a French chain in Buenos Aires, and Informix is there. A utility company in Germany will offer flat rates and improve the use of energy at home with sensors, with Informix running on a little Raspberry Pi. A major global parcel system runs your shippings on Informix too. Have a Pilsener in Prague, and the bill tax information goes to Informix. We can go hours on this, the very same database running on a complex distributed MPP environment down to a Raspberry Pi in the palm of your hand. No one else can do that. We can say Informix is everywhere, and very much alive!
By now the users and the Informix community must be aware of the Informix on Cloud offering in the IBM Bluemix catalog. It is one of the most successful and widely talked about offering that came out in 2016. Since it was announced, the adoption has grown steadily and has become a popular choice for many Informix customers.
The Informix 4.10.JC8 Java driver is one of the largest updates to an Informix client in years. The number of improvements is pretty impressive. All of them around making the Java driver better, faster, easier to use.
Are you a developer looking for a free database to develop your application? May be you are an Informix user who is looking to try out some of the cool new features in the latest releases? May be your organization is looking for an easy way to incrementally develop and test a solution stack with a free hybrid SQL/NoSQL database offering? May be you are looking for a quick start, sandbox environment for the database newbies in your department? We’ve got you all covered!
It was a nice day in Munich, Germany – May 16th, 2017 – Informix Technology Day 2017. At the IBM Office in Hollerithstr.
We had a pretty sizeable crowd of passionate clients – or, as someone I know would say – Informix Fan Club! Customers and Partners, who have spent a lifetime working on Informix – among the most passionate and ardent (no pun intended) fans of Informix you would see anywhere in the world. Elizabeth Bach, from my Informix team in Munich, did an excellent job setting up and organizing the event, coordinating it and most importantly, making sure everyone stayed on time! Which I definitely did not. :)