Solving Business Problems with Informix TimeSeries

Author: Vaibhav S Dantale
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
ISBN: 0738437239
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The world is becoming more and more instrumented, interconnected, and intelligent in what IBM® terms a smarter planet, with more and more data being collected for analysis. In trade magazines, this trend is called big data. As part of this trend, the following types of time-based information are collected: Large data centers support a corporation or provide cloud services. These data centers need to collect temperature, humidity, and other types of information over time to optimize energy usage. Utility meters (referred to as smart meters) allow utility companies to collect information over a wireless network and to collect more data than ever before. IBM Informix® TimeSeries is optimized for the processing of time-based data and can provide the following benefits: Storage savings: Storage can be optimized when you know the characteristics of your time-based data. Informix TimeSeries often uses one third of the storage space that is required by a standard relational database. Query performance: Informix TimeSeries takes into consideration the type of data to optimize its organization on disk and eliminates the need for some large indexes and additional sorting. For these reasons and more, some queries can easily have an order of magnitude performance improvement compared to standard relational. Simpler queries: Informix TimeSeries includes a large set of specialized functions that allow you to better express the processing that you want to execute. It even provides a toolkit so that you can add proprietary algoritms to the library. This IBM Redbooks® publication is for people who want to implement a solution that revolves around time-based data. It gives you the information that you need to get started and be productive with Informix TimeSeries.

Data Warehousing with the Informix Dynamic Server

Author: Chuck Ballard
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
ISBN: 0738433845
Format: PDF, Docs
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The IBM Informix® Dynamic Server (IDS) has the tools to build a powerful data warehouse infrastructure platform to lower costs and increase profits by doing more with your existing operational data and infrastructure. The Informix Warehouse Feature simplifies the process for design and deployment of a high performance data warehouse. With a state-of-the-art extract, load, and transform (ELT) tool and an Eclipse-based GUI environment that is easy to use, this comprehensive platform provides the foundation you need to cost effectively build and deploy the data warehousing infrastructure, using the IBM Informix Dynamic Server, and needed to enable the development and use of next-generation analytic solutions . This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the technical information and demonstrates the functions and capabilities of the Informix Dynamic Server Warehouse Feature. It can help you understand how to develop a data warehousing architecture and infrastructure to meet your particular requirements, with the Informix Dynamic Server. It can also enable you to transform and manage your operational data, and use it to populate your data warehouse. With that new data warehousing environment, you can support the data analysis and decision-making that are required as you monitor and manage your business processes, and help you meet your business performance management goals, objectives, and measurements.

Embedding IBM Informix

Author: Whei-Jen Chen
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
ISBN: 0738435155
Format: PDF, Docs
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In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we discuss and describe the capabilities for embedding Informix® into applications and software. We introduce the technological architecture and describe several of the functions and features that support Informix as a robust and powerful embeddable DBMS. Many of these features are unique in the industry today, enabling clients to create a business advantage. The Informix database server can support the requirements of an embeddable DBMS, and is doing so for many companies today. The low administration requirements of the Informix database server enable clients to deploy thousands of Informix instances, embedded in applications in locations where there are no technical resources to support the database. The real requirement is for applications with embedded databases that require little or no administration, take minimum storage resources, have excellent performance, and are highly reliable. As a mature and reliable DBMS, the Informix database server works well with small, growing, and large databases, and meets the key requirements for embedded databases, which include the ability to execute without needing any configuration or other DBA administrative activities, and the flexibility to work on all of the platforms commonly used in the marketplace today.

IBM Informix Flexible Grid Extending Data Availability

Author: Whei-Jen Chen
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
ISBN: 0738435694
Format: PDF
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In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we focus on, and provide an overview of, the high availability and Enterprise Replication features of IBM Informix® 11.70. Informix provides solutions for making data highly available in the MACH11 cluster. The components of the MACH11 cluster include High Availability Data Replication (HDR), Shared Disk Secondary (SDS), and Remote Secondary Standby (RSS) servers. Enterprise Replication (ER) provides a means of selectively replicating data between systems in near real time. The Informix Flexible Grid eliminates the administrative complexity of ER. Flexible Grid provides the ability to automatically create database objects, such as tables, indexes, and stored procedures, on all nodes within the grid as a single operation. These enhanced Enterprise Replication features provide solutions for those customers requiring reliable and quick dissemination of data across a global organization. There is also enhanced capability for customers requiring High Availability Disaster Recovery, in the form of the ability to resend primary server indexes to secondary servers without requiring a rebuild of the index on the primary server. Capabilities such as these enable faster, easier, and more reliable distribution and high availability of data, resulting in improved access and use throughout the enterprise.

Informix Basics

Author: Glenn Miller
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780130807991
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A step-by-step guide to the Informix product line and a tutorial geared to getting developers ready to build Informix applications. This text is an introduction to Informix tools for the developer. It takes a hands-on, tutorial approach to guiding the novice through the whole suite of Informix products. It aims to provide an understanding of relational database fundamentals, SQL operations and other skills needed to create independent Informix applications.

Migrating from Microsoft SQL Server to IBM Informix

Author: Whei-Jen Chen
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
ISBN: 0738434442
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we discuss considerations, and describe a methodology, for transitioning from Microsoft® SQL Server 2008 to the Informix® Dynamic Server. We focus on the topic areas of data, applications, and administration, providing information about the differences in features and functionality, including the data types, data manipulation language, data definition language, and stored procedures. Understanding the features and functionality of the two products assists you in developing a migration plan. We provide a conversion methodology and discuss the processes for migrating the database objects and data from SQL Server to Informix using various methods. We show the SQL differences between SQL Server and Informix and illustrate, with examples, how to convert tables, views, stored procedures, functions, and triggers. We provide script conversion samples for data loading. We describe application programming and conversion considerations. In addition, we discuss the Informix configuration, as well as the administration features and functions Informix provides to help DBAs manage the Informix database server after it is migrated. With this information, you can develop your required transition methodology, and you can plan and execute the conversion activities in an orderly and cost-effective manner.

IBM Informix Developer s Handbook

Author: Whei-Jen Chen
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
ISBN: 0738434701
Format: PDF, ePub
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IBM® Informix® is a low-administration, easy-to-use, and embeddable database that is ideal for application development. It supports a wide range of development platforms, such as JavaTM, .NET, PHP, and web services, enabling developers to build database applications in the language of their choice. Informix is designed to handle RDBMS data and XML without modification and can be extended easily to handle new data sets. This IBM Redbooks® publication provides fundamentals of Informix application development. It covers the Informix Client installation and configuration for application development environments. It discusses the skills and techniques for building Informix applications with Java, ESQL/C, OLE DB, .NET, PHP, Ruby on Rails, DataBlade®, and Hibernate. The book uses code examples to demonstrate how to develop an Informix application with various drivers, APIs, and interfaces. It also provides application development troubleshooting and considerations for performance. This book is intended for developers who use IBM Informix for application development. Although some of the topics that we discuss are highly technical, the information in the book might also be helpful for managers or database administrators who are looking to better understand their Informix development environment.

Database Integrity Challenges and Solutions

Author: Doorn, Jorge Horacio
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781591400240
Format: PDF, ePub
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Geared toward designers and professionals interested in the conceptual aspects of integrity problems in different paradigms, Database Integrity: Challenges and Solutions successfully addresses these and a variety of other issues.