Informix Dynamic Server 11: Advanced Functionality for Modern Business

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Published 04 September 2007, updated 09 October 2007

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ISBN-10: 0738488798
ISBN-13: 9780738488790
IBM Form #: SG24-7465-00
(388 pages)

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Authors: Chuck Ballard, Carlton Doe, Ajay Gupta, Randy House, Alexander Koerner, Vijay Lolabattu, Keshava Murthy, Jacques Roy, Karl Schimmel, Richard Snoke


In this IBM Redbooks publication, we provide an overview of Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) 11. IDS is designed to help businesses leverage their existing information assets as they move into an on demand business environment. Requirements here call for a flexible data server that can accommodate growth, in applications, data volume, and numbers of users. And it offers the capability to minimize downtime and to provide the high availability required today. A new suite of business availability functionality provides greater flexibility and performance, automated statistical and performance metric gathering, improvements in administration, and reductions in operating costs. The IDS technology enables efficient use of existing hardware and software, including single and multiprocessor architectures. And it helps you keep up with technological growth, including such things as the use of nontraditional data types. Built on the IBM Informix Dynamic Scalable Architecture™ (DSA), IDS provides a next-generation parallel data server architecture that delivers mainframe-caliber scalability; manageability and performance; minimal operating system overhead; and automatic workload distribution. IDS delivers a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) by leveraging its well-regarded general ease of use and systems administration. It enables customers to use information in new and more efficient ways to create business advantage.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. IDS 11 essentials
Chapter 2. Fast implementation
Chapter 3. Configuration
Chapter 4. Enhancements in high availability
Chapter 5. Data privacy
Chapter 6. Easy administration
Chapter 7. The administrative API
Chapter 8. SQL query drill-down
Chapter 9. SQL language
Chapter 10. Functional extensions to IDS
Chapter 11. Development tools, interfaces, and SOA integration

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