Using IBM Informix on the Cloud


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Does your business depend on core database solutions for mission critical operations? Are you considering or are you already doing business with systems in the cloud? Join this webcast and learn about IBM's latest offerings for using Informix in the cloud.

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Using IBM Informix on the Cloud

  1. 1. © 2016 IBM Corporation IBM Informix on Cloud 26 Sep 2016
  2. 2. © 2016 IBM Corporation2 Agenda Chetan Chaturvedi - (  Market Trends  Business Requirements  How does IBM Informix on Cloud fit into existing IT investments? Nicholas Geib - (  Why consider IBM Informix on Cloud  What is IBM Informix on Cloud  Using IBM Informix on Cloud
  3. 3. © 2016 IBM Corporation3 Cloud is the future IBM Ranked #1 in Hybrid Cloud > 80% of enterprise IT orgs will commit to hybrid cloud by 2017 (IDC) 70% of IT decision makers say they will always have a blend of Traditional IT and Cloud (IBM Center for Applied Insights Survey, 2016) Hybrid Cloud now makes up ~65% of the total Cloud Opportunity and is growing at 33% CAGR through 2018 In January 2016, IBM was ranked #1 in Hybrid and positioned as a leader Hybrid Cloud Management Solutions (Synergy Group Research and Forrester, respectively) The hybrid cloud market is estimated to grow from USD 33.28 Billion in 2016 to USD 91.74 Billion by 2021 (According to Marketsandmarkets research firm )
  4. 4. © 2016 IBM Corporation4 Cloud Agility Accelerates Innovation Outthink The Economics Development Infrastructure Public Cloud Hosted Private Cloud Dedicated Environment • Simplified development process • Portable and collaborative • Reimagine your business • Application development for apps with mission critical data • Business process automation, secured More Productivity Greater Flexibility Better Economics Continuous Innovation Risk Mitigation Hybrid Cloud End Game for Most Enterprises • Business process applications stay intact • Managed / new applications on the cloud • Ubiquitous data management software
  5. 5. © 2016 IBM Corporation5 Business Requirement How can I reduce my ongoing business cost? How can I analyze the data in IoT and in the edge? How do I reduce time to market? Desired outcome  Informix on Cloud is aimed for enterprise who are wanting to innovate to save costs by choosing a cloud deployment for their workloads but do not want to compromise on enterprise level security and performance, and need a robust and proven technology choice. • IT infrastructure platform cost is the biggest recurring cost for enterprises • On-prem RDBMs represents one of the most expensive recurring expenses for enterprise IT organizations. • It is necessary to innovate and to be able to innovate you look at different deployment options ie cloud
  6. 6. © 2016 IBM Corporation6 • IBM Informix on cloud offers the rich enterprise performance available in the cloud (without the cost, complexity and risk of managing your own infrastructure) • Informix on Cloud brings Infrastructure as a service economics to data infrastructure, while preserving control, performance, security, and availability expectations needed to run enterprise businesses How IBM Informix on Cloud can help
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  9. 9. © 2016 IBM Corporation10  As a CTO, I need to be able to quickly and inexpensively add additional development and test instances of Informix to support our product development and release goals.  As a software engineer, I need another large instance of an Informix database for stress testing our new application. None of our current test environments are large enough to effectively test this application.  As a manager, I want my team to try the latest version of Informix without impacting any of my current systems and without going through a long budget approval process.  As a developer, I want to try out new features in Informix like NoSQL and the REST API, but I currently don’t have access to a version with these features.  As a DBA, I want to experiment with Informix’s clustering, replication, and sharding technologies to see how they might help my business. Why consider IBM Informix on Cloud
  10. 10. © 2016 IBM Corporation11 What is IBM Informix on Cloud The latest Informix server on a machine in a SoftLayer data center, fulfilled quickly, billed monthly, accessible on the Internet, dedicated to you, entirely in your control.
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  14. 14. © 2016 IBM Corporation15 Sizes  Price/month: $1,250 $2,200 $4,000 $8,000
  15. 15. © 2016 IBM Corporation16 Decisions & Responsibilities  What decisions do I need to make?  the size  the DataCenter, e.g Dallas, London, Sydney  how many machines  requested delivery date  You don’t get a choice about the version of Informix, OS, etc.  What is IBM responsible for? Fulfilling the order; IBM provides you with an account on Bluemix if necessary, obtains the machine from SoftLayer, installs and configures Informix, and makes the machine accessible to you.  What am I, IBM’s customer, responsible for? Any and all administration of the OS, network, database, etc. Installing, configuring, and/or running applications, creating a schema, etc. You have complete control over and flexibility to use the system to serve your business.
  16. 16. © 2016 IBM Corporation17 Upon receiving the machine: access documentation on Bluemix
  17. 17. © 2016 IBM Corporation18 Upon receiving the machine: Log in for the first time  When logging into the machine for the first time, you will immediately be required to change your password.  You’re the only one that knows the password now. You have complete control over the system. IBM does not log in. $ ssh root@ root@'s password: You are required to change your password immediately (root enforced) Changing password for root. (current) UNIX password: New password: Retype new password: [root@myinformixhost ~]#
  18. 18. © 2016 IBM Corporation19 Ongoing use of the machine: administration  You have full power and responsibility to administer the machine.  Administer the machine just like you do machines in your current data center/office. This includes:  Applying patching to the OS  Backing up the machine and the Informix server  Installing and/or updating any software  Configuring the firewall  Managing OS accounts  Upgrading Informix  Transferring data to/from the system  Configuring clients to connect to Informix  Changing ONCONFIG settings, adding db/sbspaces, etc.
  19. 19. © 2016 IBM Corporation20 Initial Configuration of Machine  We’ve made some decisions about the initial configuration of the OS, Informix, etc. This is your machine, so change whatever you like to fit the needs of your business.  Informix version: 12.10.FC7W2AEE We plan to fulfill orders using the latest available Informix release. So at some point new orders will be fulfilled using 12.10.FC8.  OS: CentOS 7 (currently 7.2.1511)  File system:  / for os  /data for dbspaces, logs, etc.  OS accounts:  root, only customer knows password  informix, initially configured without a password
  20. 20. © 2016 IBM Corporation21 Initial Configuration of Machine  Product locations  $INFORMIXDIR /home/Informix/server  WL /opt/ibm/wire_listener  IWA /opt/ibm/iwa Only .tar; not configured  Firewall à la iptables allows traffic:  SSH (22)  SQLI over SSL (9089)  DRDA over SSL (9091)  Mongo over SSL (27018)  REST over SSL aka HTTPS (443)  Informix and Wire Listener configured with a self-signed certificate  Informix also listens for non-SSL traffic:  SQLI (9088)  DRDA (9090)  Mongo (27017)  REST, aka HTTP (80)
  21. 21. © 2016 IBM Corporation22 Configuring Remote Client Connectivity  All traffic goes over the internet  Highly recommend that all traffic be encrypted  Documentation for using SSL with SQLI, DRDA, Mongo, and REST at Bluemix
  22. 22. © 2016 IBM Corporation23 All the Good Stuff We Love About Informix  SQL-processing speed machine  Low administration  Full spectrum of replication solutions  Cluster with three secondary types  Enterprise Replication  TimeSeries for efficient storage and querying  Accelerate queries with in-memory, columnar IWA  REST API  NoSQL functionality that developers love  JSON data  MongoDB client compatibility  Embeddable, even on ARM and Intel/Quark
  23. 23. © 2016 IBM Corporation24 Getting help  View documentation on Bluemix – coming soon!  Use the forums  Stack Overflow – tags “informixoncloud” and “bluemix”  IBM developerWorks dW Answers – tags “informixoncloud” and “bluemix”  Open a Bluemix ticket
  24. 24. © 2016 IBM Corporation25 Getting help  Have a problem with Informix (e.g. AF)? Have a problem with physical infrastructure (e.g. disk, memory, network)? Open a Bluemix ticket  Different than opening a PMR, if you are familiar with that process  SLAs
  25. 25. © 2016 IBM Corporation26  As a CTO, I need to deploy our solution in a distant geography we’ve never done business in before.  As a project manager, I need to have an Informix database environment that both my developers and individual beta customers can easily access. My developers are creating a Proof of Concept and my customer will access it.  As a DBA, I need to have an offsite copy of our Informix database for the purpose of disaster recovery.  As an architect, I want to prototype Informix Warehouse Accelerator with my application as my customers are asking for performance improvements on various queries in our application. With our Workgroup Edition, I don’t have access to IWA. Why consider IBM Informix on Cloud continued
  26. 26. © 2016 IBM Corporation27 Want something more? Something different? Do you want something else from this IBM offering? Please give us your feedback! For example:  Can I order a multi-machine cluster?  Can IBM help me transfer data to and from the machine using e.g. Aspera?  I’d like IBM to be responsible for backing up the Informix server.  I wish this would integrate with technology xyz.  I’d like faster fulfillment.
  27. 27. © 2016 IBM Corporation28 Learn more Coming soon!  Documentation in the Bluemix catalog  Videos  Karen Qualley General Questions?  Coming soon! Through Bluemix @  Contact your Americas Call Centers (800-426-2255), local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner. To identify your representative or partner call 800-426-7968.  Steve Shoaf Order today
  28. 28. © 2016 IBM Corporation29 Thank You