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WAIUG Meeting Aug 8th 2017

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

Tuesday Aug 8th 2017, 8:30am – 1pm.

This meeting brings in a huge amount of current information from the president of the IIUG: Meet with the president of the IIUG, Stuart Litel, regarding the great news about the IBM and HCL partnership and the future of Informix. Also, join Shawn Moe as he discusses one of the most requested topics, Enterprise Replication.

What HCL Brings to the Informix World – Stuart Litel
Stuart will discuss the recent changes to the Informix world with the involvement of HCL in the development and support of Informix. This is a bright time for Informix users and Stuart will be there to share information on the changes and answer any questions you may have.
 
Enterprise Replication – Shawn Moe
Join Shawn for a technical discussion about Enterprise Replication in Informix.

Don’t miss your opportunity to attend the Aug WAIUG and pick up some useful information that you can use to enhance your business.

Here are the usual details regarding our meeting…

Refreshments will be provided, starting with a light breakfast at 8:30 am.

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 8th.

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.

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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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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

Informix Performance Tuning Technical Training Day – Thursday, November 8th 2012

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The Washington Area Informix User Group hosted a one day Informix Performance Tuning Technical Training Day.

Morning Session – Special Guest – Scott Lashley, Kernel/Performance Architect, IBM Informix IDS Portland, OR

Scott is the IBM Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) Kernel/Performance architect. Starting with Informix Turbo and the implementation of blobs, Scott has been actively developing Informix database engine technology since 1987. Scott was the kernel architect for Informix XPS, Informix’s shared nothing architecture database product. Scott spent a few years helping IBM DB2 LUW by leading the HADR project before returning to Informix IDS for the IDS Cheetah release. Scott’s passion is on developing technology to help reduce the human cost of maintaining the IDS database engine with emphasis on self tuning and self maintaining algorithms along with continuing to improve transaction and query performance. Scott’s current focus is on accelerating query performance using main memory techniques. Scott has a BA in Computer Science and Religion from Mt. Vernon Nazarene University, Mt. Vernon Ohio. Plus, Scott referee’s 350+ adult recreational basketball games a year.

Some of the topics Scott will cover include:

  • Query Processing
  • Indexing
  • Diagnostics
  • Storage Enhancements
  • Networking
  • And More ….

Afternoon Session – Informix Performance Tuning by Art Kagel and Lester Knutsen, Advanced DataTools Corporation

We will cover some of the tips and tricks from our Fastest Informix DBA Contest held at the last IIUG conference. The goal of the contest was to see who could optimize an Informix database server running 1,000 OLTP users in under one hour and generate the most transactions per minute.The Grand Prize Winner of the new Apple iPad and the Fastest Overall Informix DBA was Andrew Ford. Andrew’s results were almost three times faster than the next closest contestant’s results. Andrew generated over 57,000 transactions per minute.

March User Group Event

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In March Carlton Doe, IBM Informix Technical Specialist and author of “Administering Informix Dynamic Server: Building the Foundation“, presented at our user group meeting and conducted a 2 day Informix Hands-on-Lab.

  • Washington Area Informix User Group Meeting – New Informix Ease of Administration, Informix Flexible Grid, Informix Automatic Storage Provisioning by Carlton Doe

    • Date – Friday, March 11, 2011 9:00am – 12:00 noon.
    • Location – IBM, 600 14th St NW Washington, Washington DC
  • Informix Hands-on-Lab – Informix Flexible Grid and Informix Automatic Storage Provisioning by Carlton Doe (limited to 15 people)

    • Date – Thursday, March 10, 2011 9:00am – 5:00pm (part 1)
      • and Friday March 11, 2011 1:00pm to 5:00pm (part 2)
    • Location – IBM, 600 14th St NW Washington, Washington DC

At the recent IBM Information on Demand Conference, IBM announced the latest in a continuing series of updates and enhancements to IBM Informix Dynamic Server — version 11.7! This new release continues to enhance and extend the market leading technology of Informix in a number of key areas; including data replication and clustering, ease-of-use, security, and scalability.

To help you learn more about what Informix 11.7 has to offer, IBM is sponsoring a FREE, 2-day hands-on seminar. In this seminars you’ll get a full explanation of all the latest technologies and features including Informix Flexible Grid, Informix Automatic Storage Provisioning, application development enhancements, migration assistant, instance cloning and more. The hands-on labs will give you the ability to use these technologies in real-world conditions.