Next WAIUG Meeting Aug 2nd 2016

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Save the date!  Mark your calendars and join us for the next meeting of the  Washington Area Informix Users Group (WAIUG).

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 from  8:30 am – Noon.

Carlton Doe – Informix Sharding and NoSQL.
The session will provide a brief introduction to Informix’s sharding technology and how it can be used on native NoSQL collections as well as SQL tables. The impact sharding has on queries is explored and solutions presented. Although sharding is typically not needed within Informix for scalability and performance, it is included as part of the compatibility matrix with NoSQL engines, enabling applications to seamlessly transition from lower- functionality engines to Informix.

Carton Doe – Enterprise Replication
The session will be brand new material covering ER and Grid.

Here are the usual details regarding our meeting…

Refreshments will be provided, starting with a light breakfast at 8:00 am, and lunch following the meeting.

Location:
IBM TEC Center
8401 Greensboro Drive, Suite 120
McLean, VA 22102

***Parking at the IBM TEC center parking garage costs $10.
– The Spring Hill Metro Station on the new Silver Line is 2 blocks away (about a 5-10 minute walk) from the IBM TEC center.

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We hope to see you August 2.

Save the date! Tuesday, August 2, 2016

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Save the date!  Mark your calendars and join us for the next meeting of the  Washington Area Informix Users Group (WAIUG).

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 from  8:30 am – Noon.

The agenda has not been decided yet and you can help us.  If you have a topic you would be interested in hearing, or even better, if you would like to give a presentation on a technical topic (about 60 minutes) to other Informix enthusiasts – please let us know.

Here are the usual details regarding our meeting…

Refreshments will be provided, starting with a light breakfast at 8:00 am, and lunch following the meeting.

Location:
IBM TEC Center
8401 Greensboro Drive, Suite 120
McLean, VA 22102

***Parking at the IBM TEC center parking garage costs $10.
– The Spring Hill Metro Station on the new Silver Line is 2 blocks away (about a 5-10 minute walk) from the IBM TEC center.

Registration will be available soon here at waiug.org
We hope to see you August 2.

Next WAIUG Meeting – April 5th 2016 – Tysons Corner Virginia – Informix Tools and Utilities!

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Our next Washington Area Informix User Group Event will be on:

Tuesday April 5th 8:30 – Noon

with free lunch provided afterward…

Topics:

  • Optim Data Privacy
  • Open Admin Tool
  • Server Studio

More information coming soon!
 

Light breakfast refreshments starting at 8:00 Lunch will also be provided

Location:

IBM TEC Center
8401 Greensboro Drive, Suite 120
McLean, VA 22102
8:30 am – Noon
***Parking at the IBM TEC center parking garage costs $10. – The Spring Hill Metro Station on the new Silver Line is 2 blocks away (about a 5-10 minute walk) from the IBM TEC center.

Please make sure to RSVP, we need to have you on the list to be able to attend.

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Thanks For Attending the November 2015 Meeting

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Thank you to everyone who attended the November 2015 meeting, we had a great turnout  and an excellent meeting.

Below are the slides from the presentations

 

Keep an eye on notices for the next meeting and if you have any topics you would like to see always feel free to contact us.

Next WAIUG Meeting Nov 17th 2015 – Tysons Corner VA

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Our next Washington Area Informix User Group Event will be on:

Tuesday, Nov 17 8:30 – Noon

with free lunch provided afterward…

Topics:

  • Genero – Simple migration of traditional 4GL to more modern offerings by Four Js
  • Using ER and Grid by Ramanathan Sivaguru, IBM
  • Informix with future technologies – discussing Informix use of NoSQL, connections with Node-RED and the larger usage with the Internet of things (IoT) by Tom Beebe

 

Light breakfast refreshments starting at 8:00 Lunch will also be provided

Location:

IBM TEC Center
8401 Greensboro Drive, Suite 120
McLean, VA 22102
8:30 am – Noon
***Parking at the IBM TEC center parking garage costs $10. – The Spring Hill Metro Station on the new Silver Line is 2 blocks away (about a 5-10 minute walk) from the IBM TEC center.

Please make sure to RSVP, we need to have you on the list to be able to attend.

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Free Informix Technical Workshop New Features and Multi-tenancy – June 25 2015

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Save the date!
Thursday, June 25, 2015
9:00 to 3:00
Light breakfast refreshments starting at 8:30
Lunch will also be provided

Location: IBM Office – 8401 Greensboro Drive, Suite 120, McLean, VA 22102

Presenter: Carlton Doe, IBM Informix Database Specialist and author of “Administering Informix Dynamic Server: Building the Foundation”

Carlton will update the latest features from Informix version 12.10.FC4 and FC5, along with a hands on lab/tutorial on multi-tenancy.

This will be a free 1 day technical workshop and hands on lab.

Register Here: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/North%20America%20Informix%20Events

*** There is good news and bad news about the IBM TEC Center in McLean, VA.

The bad news – parking now costs $10.
The good news – there is now a metro stop 2 blocks away. The Spring Hill Metro Station on the new Silver Line is a 5-10 minute walk from the IBM TEC center.

WAIUG Meeting Dec 11 2014 Registration

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Please join us for the next Washington Area Informix User Group meeting, Thursday, Dec 11, 8:30 AM – 12 Noon at the IBM office in Washington DC.

This event will feature content rich presentations by leading Informix Users and experts that will most certainly touch on aspects of the Informix software features that you are using and may be interested in.

– Art Kagel, Independent consultant and IIUG Board Member, will present on programming, concurrency, and tuning applications against Informix
– Carlton Doe, IBM Informix Database Specialist, presenting on Informix Flexible Grid
– Tom Beebe, Advanced DataTools consultant and IIUG Board Member, will speak about running Informix on the ARM architecture

Date: Thursday, December 11, 8:30 – Noon
Location: IBM, 600 14th St NW, Washington DC

There are 2 metro train stations very close by. Metro Center is 2 blocks to the East and McPherson Square is 3 blocks to the North. There are also pay garage parking alternatives in the close vicinity.

The start time will be 8:30 (doors open at 8:00).

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The IBM Internet of Things and Informix 2014 Spring / Summer Roadshows are coming to a city near you!!

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Registration is now open for two new FREE technical Roadshow events being held through North America.
The first is for anyone interested in the next wave in data processing. Generally referred to as “The Internet of Things”, it represents a massive change currently occurring throughout the IT landscape. Unstructured data is flooding into the enterprise and everyone is struggling with how to manage it. While NoSQL offers the ability to have dynamic elasticity with data and its organization, these databases lack essential elements common to enterprise class databases such as scalability, security, flexible deployment, transaction support and full data integration. Today, IBM offers a solution that can natively handle NoSQL and structured data simultaneously providing a single system with the seamless integration of all data within the enterprise. During this event, you’ll gain insight and hands on experience with IBM’s solution that permits NoSQL and structured data to coexist and be used simultaneously in an enterprise class system.

The second event is oriented specifically for Informix customers, this day is for those interested in learning about the full spectrum of Informixbs storage management and efficiency technologies. You’ll gain hands-on experience with dynamic and manual expansion of storage spaces. You’ll compress, repack and shrink data and indexes to see how these functions contribute to faster SQL performance. You’ll learn about proper space planning and sizing for maximum efficiency, database backup deduplication, and much, much more.

For more information, refer to the attached invitation or go to the registration page at http://tinyurl.com/mjmptfo

Washington DC will be July 24th and 25th 2014

Our next Washington Area Informix User Group Event

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Free Informix Technical Workshop

  • Date: Friday, March 21, 2014, 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location: IBM Office – 8401 Greensboro Drive, Suite 120, McLean, VA 22102
  • Continental breakfast and box lunch will be served

Presenter: Carlton Doe, IBM Informix Database Specialist and author of “Administering Informix Dynamic Server: Building the Foundation”

One of the hottest marketing buzzwords in the IT industry today is NoSQL where data is manipulated without the constraints or rules typically associated traditional database systems. Informix now has NoSQL / JSON capabilities built into it. But it’s more than just the ability to store and retrieve these new objects, with Informix, the objects can be used in conjunction with other objects in traditional or objected oriented format. For example, Informix can use TimeSeries, regular data and NoSQL in a single operation!

Carlton is working on a new class focused on NoSQL integration into Informix. He’s agreed to present it in our next meeting though the class isn’t in its finished form.

This will be a free 1 day technical workshop covering features and enhancements and hands on labs.

Please register here -> Registration