Informix v11.70 End of Support (EOS)

Informix v11.70 End of Support (EOS)

Informix 11.70 database versions will be out of support as of September 30, 2020. For Informix users, this means IBM/HCL is discontinuing security updates, patches, and other services (even if you have an existing maintenance contract). For the Informix DBA, this...
Explaining the IBM-HCL Partnership

Explaining the IBM-HCL Partnership

It’s been a little more than two years since IBM and HCL Technologies entered into their 15-year partnership, but there’s still a lot of confusion around their collaborative motives. Putting their efforts toward marginal software hasn’t been a...

Informix Table and Index Reorganization

Online Defragmentation Do you have large tables that contain too many extents but haven’t been able to schedule a maintenance window to reorganize? With the release of Informix 11.70, IBM introduced a new defragmentation utility that lets you reorganize a table...

Informix Ontape Backup/Restore Using Compression

With the newer releases of the IBM Informix Dynamic Server engine, the capability to perform backups to the file system has been greatly improved. The TAPEDEV onconfig parameter can now be set to a single file, a directory, or the value STDIO for standard output. With...