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!
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. :)