Introducing Informix Genero -Accelerating a New Generation of Mobileand Cloud-based Applications José M Ruiz Informix Tige...
Disclaimer    22            © 2011 IBM Corporation
Customer Needs    Clients want to leverage their existing 4GL logic and skills, and re-    purpose their investments by ad...
Who is this offering for?    Customers who want to move “as-is” legacy 4GL code into a web-based, GUI    desktop, mobile o...
Modern Solutions with Informix Genero        An offering that will complement existing Informix 4GL by allowing        use...
Informix Genero - Language Compatibility    Informix Genero really is an updated Informix 4GL    • Superset of Informix 4G...
Informix Genero – In Days or Weeks    Informix 4GL                      Informix Genero    Current Informix 4GL offerings:...
Informix Genero – In Weeks or Months        Ergonomics and Workflow8   8                                      © 2011 IBM C...
Converting 4GL to Informix Genero        Straight-forward and simple…        1. Recompile 4GL source files with fglcomp   ...
Converting 4GL to Genero – Case Study     Project A      • Perform 1:1 Conversion (4GL      Genero)      • Very short dura...
Converting 4GL to Genero – Case Study     Project B      • Conversion with significant enhancements      • Medium term eff...
Informix Genero Studio –Application      Edit code                         Design Forms       Create Reports       Debug a...
Informix Genero Report Writer      Streaming architecture      • Real-time data      • Fast throughput      • Immediate re...
Flexible Deployment – Native GUI Styles      The fastest path to Windows… 1414                                   © 2011 IB...
Flexible Deployment – Native GUI Styles       The fastest path to the iPhone or iPad… 1515                                ...
Flexible Deployment - Native GUI styles      The fastest path to Web 2.0… 1616                                   © 2011 IB...
Flexible Deployment - Native GUI styles The fastest path to the Cloud…     Heterogeneous Cloud physical     architecture  ...
Flexible deployment – ‘N’ Tiers   Scalable and secure architecture …1818                             © 2011 IBM Corporation
Offering Description  Informix Genero                     Informix Genero Runtime  Developer Suite                     Sui...
Informix Genero – Platform Support     Genero BDL     • Mac 64, HP 64, AIX 64, Linux 32/64, Windows 32/64, Solaris 64     ...
Why Sell this Offering       Accelerator to help meet already defined sales targets       Full sales commissions for the I...
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Ugif 04 2011 ibm informix genero offering v12

  1. 1. Introducing Informix Genero -Accelerating a New Generation of Mobileand Cloud-based Applications José M Ruiz Informix Tiger Team South West Europe6 de abril de 2011 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  2. 2. Disclaimer 22 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  3. 3. Customer Needs Clients want to leverage their existing 4GL logic and skills, and re- purpose their investments by adding modern platforms and features that will allow for expanding their marketplace with to use solutions. – Mobile Devices (iPad, iPhone, rugged devices, etc.) – Graphical desktop clients, browser-based applications – Simple development environment – Consideration for SaaS. Cloud computing provides clients with more flexibility to quickly and easily develop, test and deploy applications at a lower cost of entry.3 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  4. 4. Who is this offering for? Customers who want to move “as-is” legacy 4GL code into a web-based, GUI desktop, mobile or cloud environment. • Business Partners looking to expand their offerings to modern environments • ISVs looking to package and resell modern 4GL solutions with Informix • Existing Informix 4GL customers • Existing Informix customers looking to deploy applications simply and quickly • Existing Four J’s customers looking for an IBM offering and a means to consolidate their investments in an IBM agreement44 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  5. 5. Modern Solutions with Informix Genero An offering that will complement existing Informix 4GL by allowing users to deploy existing and new applications in browser-based, graphical desktop, mobile and cloud environments. The offering is driven through an OEM agreement with Four J’s Leverages the Four J’s Genero product family: • Genero Business Development Language with Web Services • Genero Application Server (DVM) • Genero Desktop Client • Genero Studio • Genero Report Writer (Designer, Engine and Viewer) Future co-development between IBM and Four Js5 5 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  6. 6. Informix Genero - Language Compatibility Informix Genero really is an updated Informix 4GL • Superset of Informix 4GL • 99.9% compatible • Simple recompile and your application will run • Little to no modifications to business logic • New Genero constructs “fit” with existing 4GL constructs. New GUI constructs adopt an object-oriented type calling sequence Virtual machine architecture • Technology independent code • We focus on the infrastructure • You focus on the business logic6 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  7. 7. Informix Genero – In Days or Weeks Informix 4GL Informix Genero Current Informix 4GL offerings: New Informix Genero offerings: • 4GL Compiler Development • Informix Genero Developer Suite • 4GL Interactive Debugger • Informix Genero Runtime Suite • 4GL Compiler Runtime • 4GL RDS Development • 4GL RDS Runtime 77 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  8. 8. Informix Genero – In Weeks or Months Ergonomics and Workflow8 8 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  9. 9. Converting 4GL to Informix Genero Straight-forward and simple… 1. Recompile 4GL source files with fglcomp 2. Recompile .per (form) files with fglform 3. Link objects into a project at the command line or import into a project via Informix Genero Studio 4. Perform a build on the project in Informix Genero Studio 5. Perform UI customization as needed 6. Deploy anywhere! 99 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  10. 10. Converting 4GL to Genero – Case Study Project A • Perform 1:1 Conversion (4GL Genero) • Very short duration – 3 weeks to convert! • Conversion 100% executed by the a European customer – no consulting! • Enhancements and future development performed by the customer • Key Metrics •354 programs •3,023 4GL modules •625 screens (4GL forms) •1,174,100 lines of 4GL source code1010 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  11. 11. Converting 4GL to Genero – Case Study Project B • Conversion with significant enhancements • Medium term effort – 2 person-months to convert • Conversion performed in close collaboration at the customer site (Four J’s and customer engaged) • Additional enhancements and future development performed by the customer • Key Metrics •242 programs •1,522 4GL modules •596 screens (4GL forms) •574,684 lines of 4GL source code1111 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  12. 12. Informix Genero Studio –Application Edit code Design Forms Create Reports Debug apps Manage Projects Files & Dirs Team work (SCM) Diff App Generator SOA & WS Profiler Help 1212 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  13. 13. Informix Genero Report Writer Streaming architecture • Real-time data • Fast throughput • Immediate results • Reduced resource consumption • Uses less disk space and memory Dynamic layouts Supports PDF, Excel, HTML, SVG Supports Windows, Linux, and Unix 1313 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  14. 14. Flexible Deployment – Native GUI Styles The fastest path to Windows… 1414 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  15. 15. Flexible Deployment – Native GUI Styles The fastest path to the iPhone or iPad… 1515 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  16. 16. Flexible Deployment - Native GUI styles The fastest path to Web 2.0… 1616 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  17. 17. Flexible Deployment - Native GUI styles The fastest path to the Cloud… Heterogeneous Cloud physical architecture Client application accessed via web services to Windows, Web, Mobile, Macintosh & Java clients Dynamic Virtual Machine (DVM) maintains application context • Synchronizes XML-based UI definitions • Manages Informix database connection • Manages Web Services Application Server works in conjunction with any standard Web Server17 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  18. 18. Flexible deployment – ‘N’ Tiers Scalable and secure architecture …1818 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  19. 19. Offering Description Informix Genero Informix Genero Runtime Developer Suite Suite Genero BDL with Web Services Genero BDL with Web Services Genero Application Server (runtime) Genero Studio (server and client) Genero Application Server Genero Desktop Client (Linux Genero Desktop Client (Linux and and Windows) Windows) Genero Report Writer Genero Report Writer Informix Client SDK 3.50 Informix Connect 3.50 Passport Advantage (PID 5725-D13) Passport Advantage (PID 5725-D13) – Authorized User Single Install – Authorized User Single Install – Floating User Single Session Single Install – Processor Value Unit1919 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  20. 20. Informix Genero – Platform Support Genero BDL • Mac 64, HP 64, AIX 64, Linux 32/64, Windows 32/64, Solaris 64 Genero Studio and Report Designer • Linux 32/64, Windows 32/64 Genero Application Server • Mac 64, HP 64, AIX 64, Linux 32/64, Windows 32/64, Solaris 64 Genero Desktop Client • Linux 32/64, Windows 32/64, Mac 32 Windows & Mac are new platforms for the 4GL user!20 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  21. 21. Why Sell this Offering Accelerator to help meet already defined sales targets Full sales commissions for the Informix Genero Developer and Runtime Suites Pre-approved discounts for existing Informix customers Double down with sales on both legacy 4gl and Informix Genero sales as customers POC the offering and convert to runtime licenses over time Available on Passport Advantage and the IBM price book2121 © 2011 IBM Corporation

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