One of the main objectives of the Informix team is to continuously enhance the user experience of our product. This includes product quality improvement, new features and enhancements, transparency, continuous delivery, and easy access to our offerings. In this post, let us introduce you to a new set of open source database drivers available to you. Please visit us at https://github.com/OpenInformix and get involved.
The Informix Warehouse Accelerator (IWA) is a software appliance for the Informix database server, using in-memory, columnar data storage for business intelligence applications doing OLAP. For such workloads IWA typically can achieve a query acceleration of 10 - 100 times faster than running the workload within the Informix database server. With this post we start a casual series of articles on IWA in general as well as specifics for its deployment in cloud environments like Bluemix.