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Informix Dynamic Server IIUG Update Steven Miller, Worldwide Brand Manager IBM Data Management Marketing Steven Miller, Worldwide Brand Manager IBM Data Management Marketing
1 Today’s Agenda IBM Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) April 2 nd, Passport Advantage Announcement Product Lifecycle Platform Lifecycle Roadmap
2 Passport Advantage What is Passport Advantage? IBM’s system for order handling & fulfillment IDS 9 is now available through this system New Packaging New Lower Prices!
3 New Packaging & List Prices IDS Enterprise Edition Unlimited $35,000 per CPU IDS Enterprise Edition $1,500 per Concurrent Session (10 CS packs) IDS Workgroup Edition Limited to 2 CPUs & Some Feature Restrictions $1,000 per server (including 1 Concurrent Session) $300 for every additional Concurrent Session
4 Product Life Cycle Currently support the following versions of IDS as follows 7.24 (Time & Materials Patches) 7.30 (T&M Patches) 7.31 (FIXPACKS) 9.20 (Patches until 6/30/2002 then T&M Patches) 9.21 (Patches) 9.30 (FIXPACKS)
5 Product Lifecycle Continued Continuing to use the Informix PLC for the short-term Will be converting to the IBM PLC over time Major difference is that IBM pre-announces the EOL date for each version at GA The Informix model was very fluid IDS 7.31 – We are committed to supporting 7.31 through 12/31/2005. IDS 9.x – We are committed to supporting 9 for the long-haul. Individual releases will have EOL dates assigned later this year.
6 Platform Lifecyles What drives the platform roadmap? Vendor Roadmaps –We will support a version of IDS on a specific platform until Vendor EOL or IDS EOL whichever comes first Industry Consolidation – OS’s are going away –Many vendors are/have moved to Windows or Linux Complexity Issue –Our strategy is to support at most 2 major releases of an OS –Important that you stay current
7 IDS 9.30 Platforms AIX 4.3.3 & 5.1 32 bit AIX 5.1 64 bit Compaq Tru64 5.1 64 bit HPUX 11 - 32 & 64 bit Irix 6.5x 32 bit Linux Reliant Unix 5.4.x 32 & 64 bit Solaris 6 32 bit, Solaris 7 64 bit Windows NT, W2K Server Editions
8 Older Platforms If you are on one of these platforms, need to look elsewhere going forward: Dynix PTX Reliant Unix Solaris Intel SCO OpenServer -> OpenUnix + LKP NCR MP-RAS DGUX
9 IDS 9 IDS 7.31 was the final feature release of IDS 7 line We continue to supply customers with regular fixpacks What does IDS 9 have to offer the IDS 7 customer that does not want or need the Universal Server features? Dynamic Logs Dynamic Locks Shared Statement Cache Newest Platforms Enterprise Replication Performance …
10 More IDS 9 OLTP Features Fuzzy Checkpoints Memory Resident Tables Long Ids On Select Triggers Retain Update Locks Additional SQL functions Non-Logging Tables More In-Place Alters Attach Detach Fragment …
11 What’s Coming in IDS 9.40? We asked our IDS 7 customers what they needed in IDS 9 before they would upgrade We’ve listened and are building a release that addresses your key concerns: Scalability Security Ease of Upgrade & Performance SQL Compatibility HDR Improvements Complete Unicode Support Webservices Targeted for 1H2003 delivery!
12 IDS 9.50 & 9.60 Planning is Underway We have begun planning for the next 2 releases beyond IDS 9.40 We need & value your input We will work with the IIUG to gather input during the planning of these releases