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  • Ease of use/Productivity Informix is well-known for its minimal complexity and lower computing costs strengthened by latest enhancements: Administration is more graphical than ever, with new heat maps and a single screen to manage all Informix servers as part of the out-of-the-box experience. Further, you can now monitor all your Informix environments from your smart device. The new storage manager is much faster and easier to use – needing only 2 start-up steps compared to the prior 40 steps. Compression is not just for tables anymore – now it’s extended to indexes and blobs not only saving significant storage space, but also improving performance. One major partner reported throughput improvements of 30% (during early validation testing). Cloud (and Enterprise Replication) Again, Informix is well-known for its high-availability, and it remains the only database that can be utilized and provisioned on heterogeneous, commodity hardware, different O/S, and different database versions. That is ideal for cloud deployments! This is further strengthened by new “query sharding”, enabling much faster and easier execution of queries over distributed nodes. Warehouse Acceleration There are powerful new capabilities for data warehousing as well. Informix was a trail-blazer with the introduction of in-memory acceleration of complex queries, and now brings the new “trickle feed” capability that automatically updates any changed data from the Informix Warehouse into Informix Warehouse accelerator. This is speed-of-thought analysis of real-time data! Smart Meter and Sensor Data solutions (upcoming slides speak to this quite a bit) Embedded Data Management All of the ease of use features, along with a small footprint, make Informix ideal for embedded data management. A long-time IBM Business Partner, Pronto Software, is a great example (segues to next slide).
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  • YouTube tutorial for RFE submit, view, and send out notification  Note: Transcript for this video  What is Different from the Current Requirements System? Requirements submitter interacts directly with Product Management No need to involve Customer Support or Sales rep Requirements go to back-end system already being used by Product Management & Development No separate tracking system that is not “part of the process” Improved ability to monitor and manage requirements Watch lists, “me too”, groups, voting Crisply defined Service Level Agreements Compliance to SLAs will be monitored monthly by Informix team Consistent requirements system for IBM Software Group products
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    • 1. What’s New in IBM Informix 12.1Jerry Keesee, Director InformixDevelopment
    • 2. IBM’s statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change orwithdrawal without notice at IBM’s sole discretion.Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our generalproduct direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision.The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment,promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality. Informationabout potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. Thedevelopment, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described forour products remains at our sole discretion.Please Note:Performance is based on measurements and projections using standard IBMbenchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput or performance thatany user will experience will vary depending upon many factors, includingconsiderations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the users job stream, theI/O configuration, the storage configuration, and the workload processed. Therefore,no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve results similar to thosestated here.
    • 3. 04/22/13 3Availability. References in this presentation to IBM products, programs, or servicesdo not imply that they will be available in all countries in which IBM operates.The workshops, sessions and materials have been prepared by IBM or the sessionspeakers and reflect their own views. They are provided for informational purposesonly, and are neither intended to, nor shall have the effect of being, legal or otherguidance or advice to any participant. While efforts were made to verify thecompleteness and accuracy of the information contained in this presentation, it isprovided AS-IS without warranty of any kind, express or implied. IBM shall not beresponsible for any damages arising out of the use of, or otherwise related to, thispresentation or any other materials. Nothing contained in this presentation is intendedto, nor shall have the effect of, creating any warranties or representations from IBM orits suppliers or licensors, or altering the terms and conditions of the applicable licenseagreement governing the use of IBM software.Acknowledgements andDisclaimers:
    • 4. Acknowledgements & Disclaimers:© Copyright IBM Corporation 2013. All rights reserved.– U.S. Government Users Restricted Rights - Use, duplication or disclosurerestricted by GSA ADP Schedule Contract with IBM Corp.IBM, the IBM logo,, are trademarks or registered trademarks of InternationalBusiness Machines Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. If these andother IBM trademarked terms are marked on their first occurrence in this information with atrademark symbol (® or ™), these symbols indicate U.S. registered or common lawtrademarks owned by IBM at the time this information was published. Such trademarks mayalso be registered or common law trademarks in other countries. A current list of IBMtrademarks is available on the Web at “Copyright and trademark information” company, product, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.
    • 5. 5IBM ConfidentialInformix 12.1 Strengthens Informix Key DifferentiatorsWarehouse Acceleration• Operational analytics & in-memory query accelerationCloud• Heterogeneous H/A clusters; On-demand scalability; Replication;Hypervisor Edition and Pattern for PureSystemsEase of Use and Productivity• Graphical, mobile administration; Comprehensive compression;Genero for accelerated application developmentSmart meter and sensor data solutions• Time series data management and analytics accelerationEmbedded data management• Embeddability, SQL / OLAP Compatibility; Autonomics
    • 6. AgendaWhy So Powerful – Sensor DataKevin Brown, Chief ArchitectWhy So Simple- Ease of Use and AdminJohn Miller, Release ArchitectAnalytics/IWA/Trickle Feed/OAT and TS IntegrationKeshava Murthy, Lead Architect SQLThe Power of the GridMadison Pruet, Lead Architect AvailabilityQuestions/Wrap up
    • 7. Why So Powerful – Sensor DataKevin Brown, Chief Architect
    • 8. Informix Strategic Fit in IBM Big Data LandscapeInfoSphere BigInsightsHadoop-based low latencyanalytics for variety andvolumeIBM Netezza HighCapacity ApplianceQueryable ArchiveStructured DataIBM Netezza 1000BI+Ad HocAnalytics on Structured DataIBM Smart AnalyticsSystemOperational Analytics onStructured DataIBM InfoSphereWarehouseLarge volume structureddata analyticsInfoSphere StreamsLow Latency Analytics forstreaming dataStructured DatabaseStream ComputingInformationIntegrationHadoopInfoSphere InformationServerHigh volume data integrationand transformationIBM InformixTimeSeries AccelerationOperational Analytics
    • 9. Traditional Time Series Storage VS Informix TimeSeriesStorageTraditional Table ApproachInformix Time Series Approach
    • 10. • Highlights– Acceleration of Time Series Analytics with IWA– Significant performance improvements using virtual table views– Automatically maintain a rolling window of TimeSeries data– GUI for developing TimeSeries loader and applicationsSensor Data ThemeBig Data and the Adoption of TimeSeries
    • 11. • Highlights– Reducing logging for faster data upload– Replicate TimeSeries data (ER support added)– Lock time series containers for writing– Infosphere Streams support for Informix and TimeSeries– Load data into TimeSeries directly from another database (Informixor other)Sensor Data ThemeBig Data and the Adoption of TimeSeries
    • 12. TimeSeries Related Presentations• Tuesday 8:15 in Sierra 5– A07. InfoSphere Streams and Informix - Jacques Roy• Tuesday 2:15 in Sierra 5– C11. How IBM Informix is Playing a Critical Role in IBM Research – Uli Finkler, ChenWang, Kevin Brown• Wednesday 9:45 in Sierra 6– B14. Informix 12.1 speeds up queries on TimeSeries data with IBM InformixWarehouse Accelerator - - - Frederick Ho, Kevin Brown• Wednesday 1:05 in Cabrillo Salon 1– C16. Whats new in IBM Informix TimeSeries in 12.1 - Jacques RoyStay tuned for future YouTube, Webcasts, and other promotional material!
    • 13. Why So Simple- Ease of Use andAdminJohn Miller - Release Architect
    • 14. Why So Simple?• Ease of Use and Administration– Automatic and Enhance Compression Story– Increased SQL Compatibility• Ease of Administration– OpenAdmin Tool for Informix• Core Tools improvements• New Mobile Solution– Increased limits– Enhanced online configuration
    • 15. Analytics/IWA/Trickle Feed/OATand TS IntegrationKeshava Murthy - Lead Architect, SQL
    • 16. Informix Warehousing Moving Forward Goal is to provide Informix Customers with acomprehensive warehousing platform that is highlycompetitive in the marketplace Incorporating the best features of XPS and Red Brickinto Informix for OLTP/Warehousing and Mixed-Workload Using the latest Informix technology in: Continuous Availability and Flexible Grid Data Warehouse Accelerator using latest industrytechnology Integration of IBM’s BI software stack
    • 17. 19Informix WarehouseFeature- SQW- Data Modeling- ELT/ETLInformix Warehouse withStorageOptimization/CompressionCognos integration- Native Content Store on InformixSQL MergeInformix Warehouse: RoadmapExternal TablesStar Join OptimizationMulti-index ScanNew FragmentationFragment Level StatsStorage ProvisioningWarehouseAcceleratorOLAPQueryRewriteHash JoinEnhance IWA+++11.5xC311.5xC611.7011.70xC211.5xC411.5xC5Informix 12.1 – SimplyPowerful
    • 18. 20IWA 1stReleaseOn SMPSMB: IGWEScale out: IWAon BladeServerWorkload Analysis ToolMore LocalesData CurrencyIWA: RoadmapPartition RefreshMACH11 supportSolaris on IntelAutomatic data refreshUnion queriesDerived tablesOAT IntegrationSQL/OLAP for IWATimeseries Acceleration11.7xC211.7xC512.1xC111.7xC311.7xC42012 IIUG2013 IIUGTS Data Refreshimprovements;Quicker to analysi12.10.xC2
    • 19. Simplified usage• Better performancewithout schema changesor explicit query rewrite.• Easier to use• Simplified query forbusiness reporting – OLAPwindow functionsSimply Powerful Storage Options• Improved storagemanagement– Index Compression– Rolling Window Table– Temp table allocationPowerful Analysis• FASTRRRR Query processing• Accelerating timeseries analytics• Richer SQL support for IWASimplified usage• Easier deployment & monitoring• Data sychronization• High availability support
    • 20. Informix SQL featuresIDS SQL features• Better Cognos & BI Performance• OLAP window functions• Hash join improvements• -- Costing• -- ANSI join support• Query Rewrite +++• NULLS FIRST/LAST• Multiple aggregates w/ Distincts• Update statistics LOW with Sampling• Null Friendly hash joinsIDS Kernel/storage features• Index Compression• Rolling Window Table• Temp table allocationIWA features – Query• OLAP window support• Timeseries Acceleration• Multiple aggregates, NULLSFIRST/LAST• Supports UNION, UNION ALL• Derived table supportIWA features – Infrastructure• OAT Support for IWA– Data mart operations– Workload analysis– Monitoring• Automatic partition refresh• Trickle feed• Performance work with Intel• MACH11 support for IWA• Simplified stored procedures foradministration
    • 21. •19 technical sessions on 12.1 warehouse releatedfeatures••Informix-Congos-IWA demo (ongoing)•Informix & IWA adiminstration from OAT•Tuesday 1PM to 6PM @ Santa Fe 4•IWA Bootcamp•Thursday FREE
    • 22. ApplicationsBI ToolsStep 1. Submit SQLDB protocol: SQLI or DRDANetwork : TCP/IP,SHMInformix2. Query matching andredirection technologyStep 3offload SQL.DRDA over TCP/IPStep 4Results:DRDA over TCP/IPLocalExecutionCoordinatorCompresseddataIn memoryWorkerMemoryimage on diskCompresseddataIn memoryWorkerMemoryimage on diskCompresseddataIn memoryWorkerMemoryimage on diskCompresseddataIn memoryWorkerMemoryimage on diskStep 6. Return results/describe/errorDatabase protocol: SQLI or DRDANetwork : TCP/IP, SHMQuery Flow5. Feed results toOLAP iterators if itexists
    • 23. Informix PublicationsBulletin of the Technical Committee on Data Engineering: March 2012 Vol.35 No. 1Real Time Business Intelligence. September 2, 2011 - Seattle, United StatesIBM Data management Magazine: Superchargingthedata wharehouse while keeping the costs down.2012 Bloor Report: IBM Informix in hybrid workloadenvironments2012 Ovum Analyst report: Informix Accelerates Analytic Integrationinto OLTPDBTA Article: Empowering Business Analysts with Faster Insights
    • 24. The Power of the GridMadison Pruet - Lead ArchitectAvailability
    • 25. Key Replication Functionality• Shard Query– Allows an entire grid ofservers to be treated asa single data source• Timeseries Support withEnterprise Replication
    • 26. For Additional Information• Monday 1:05 – 5:45“Explore New Features in Grid and HighAvailability” - Lab, Santa Fe 4• Wednesday 9:45 – 10:45“D14:Replication in 12.10 – The Flexible Grid”• Wednesday 10:55-11:55“D15:Replication in 12.10 – Clusters”
    • 27. Do you have a great presentation topic thatyou’d like to share?•We’re looking for dynamic, innovative and thought-provoking sessions•Whether your proposal aims at sharpening skills, sharing bestpractices, or presenting new ideas and groundbreaking concepts, allproposals are welcome•Visit the conference website to learn moreThe Call for Speakers closes April 30! Hurry to submit your session!
    • 28. Informix RFE (Request For Enhancement) ProcessAs Simple as 1, 2, 31. Submit from the IM RFE site – simply complete the RFE form and click Submit when ready Many fields will be auto-filled as a convenience for you Note that fields with the ‘key’ field e.g. Company Name and Business Justification will bekept private for confidentiality purposes Provide as much detail as possible in the Description, Use Case, and BusinessJustification fields to help the IBM team understand your requirement2. View via Watchlist Lists all the RFEs that you’re interested in Simple to add an RFE via Search3. Subscribe to email notifications Specify ‘Opting in for email notifications’ Notified when any change occurs to any RFE on your watch listYouTube: it a shot!
    • 29. Sign Up! Informix Usability Sandbox!Help shape the future of Informix.Influence Informix usability and functionality.Share your experiences and feedback.Usability Sandbox sessions in Santa Fe 3April 22-24th, between 9am and 5pmSign-up at the IBM Information Table or find Justin McDavid.*The first 20 participants will get a free IBM t-shirt!
    • 30. Find the Information You NeedBlogs – FAQs - Documentationand Much More! Us Your Comments and
    • 31. Questions?What’s New in IBM Informix 12.1