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WAIUG Meeting Mar 7th 2018

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

Wed March 7th 2018, 8:30am – 1pm.

Meeting Info:

Getting going with PSM and Informix 12 – Thomas Beebe
For years Informix users who backup to local disks have been suck with the limits of ontape or the tediousness and slowness of the Informix TSM system. Introduced in version 12 there is the band new PSM system. Tom will cover the basics of getting started using it and may have you rethinking your backup strategies.

Also, join our HCL Informix professionals as they present the details on using the new Smart Triggers and share the new technologies found in Informix 12.10.xC10.

Smart Triggers were introduced in Informix 12.10.xC9 to provide a better mechanism than the standard insert, update, and delete SQL triggers to perform a set of specific actions when a specified type of database activity occurs. A smart trigger can be configured to start a fraud detection application, for example, when a suspicious financial transaction is committed. Informix Smart trigger support includes server side support as well as Java APIs which can be used to configure and develop these types of applications. This session will cover some smart trigger use cases, plus info on how to define and configure these events in the Informix server and how to develop Java applications to respond to these events

Informix 12.10.xC10 was released in November 2017, and includes several new and interesting features. Some of these features are the ability to perform backups to the Amazon and IBM SoftLayer clouds, enhanced compression, a new CLIENT_LABEL mechanism to identify specific client sessions in the running server, and the ability to quickly swap primary and mirror chunks in order to upgrade your storage while the server is running. We’ll also discuss the 2018 Informix roadmap to get an idea of features we have planned.

Here are the details regarding our meeting…

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

Location
IBM Office
6710 Rockledge Dr
Bethesda, MD 20817
Room 02-2A304-Private (second floor)

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Save the date! Next WAIUG Meeting Mar 7th 2018 In Bethesda MD

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More information and RSVP coming shortly. The next meeting will be held in Bethesda MD on Mar 7th at 8am – 1pm.

WAIUG Meeting Dec 1st 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).

Thursday, Dec 1st 2016 from  8:30 am – Noon.

This meeting has two great topics presented by two of your favorite speakers: Lester Knutsen and Art Kagel:

The IIUG Repository and What You Can Find There
Art Kagel will discuss the  IIUG Repository and the utilities you can find there. He will also share information regarding his own utility repository and show you how to take advantage of what you find there.

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Using SQL to Generate SQL for Administrating an Informix Database Server
Join Lester Knutsen as he shares his tips and tricks for using SQL to generate SQL scripts and KSH scripts to perform certain repetitive DBA functions.  He will show examples of SQL scripts, generating scripts to grant or revoke privileges, alter table attributes table, replicate dbspace, chunk and server configuration setting.

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Informix In The Cloud
Shawn Moe and Nicholas Geib discuss the new Informix in the cloud offering. The presentation can be found at: http://waiug.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/2032-IBM-Informix-in-the-Cloud.pptx

Don’t miss your opportunity to attend the Dec 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 8:00 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 December 1st.

Save The Date – December 1st 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).

Thursday Dec 1st, 2016 from  8:30 am – Noon.

Topics will be announced soon.

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.

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.