Deliver a complete, world-class solution
Demonstrate your technology leadership by providing your customers with a complete and hassle-free solution that includes an invisible, pre-configured, pre-tuned data management solution. Whether you sell to large enterprises or small to midsized businesses, you’ll ensure your customers receive a high-quality “out of the box” experience, with no need to buy database licences or deal with manageability issues.
Achieve platform independence
Informix is available on multiple versions of Windows, Linux, UNIX and MAC operating systems, so OEMs, ISVs and VARs are not locked into a single platform and can pursue more market opportunities. Informix is standards-based and supports a wide choice of integrated development environments and application development languages. The same installer can be used on all platforms and can be customised and hidden within the embedded solution very easily.
Focus on your core business and let Informix take care of the data management requirements. When you embed Informix you avoid unnecessary development time and you do not have to compromise on database performance or functionality. Informix is faster to install, setup, configure and fully deploy than other enterprise class RDBM systems.
Reduce your development costs
If you haven’t looked at the low cost benefits of Informix lately, it’s time to look again. By embedding or bundling Informix, you can nearly eliminate upfront licensing costs typically incurred during the development phase. You’ll also benefit from the ongoing savings in operational expenses, since Informix autonomic features eliminate system failures and require less performance tuning, and eliminates many manual tasks normally required with other RDBM systems.
Deliver superior service levels
Informix is renowned for delivering blazing performance and continuous data availability, ensuring the highest level of service to your customers and avoiding the costs associated with downtime. It is not uncommon for us to hear that partners and customers have 99.9999% uptime annually.
Deliver innovative virtualisation and cloud computing solutions
Informix is widely deployed in virtualised environments and has a profile and feature set that lends itself to virtualisation. Not only does this cut costs through server consolidation, but it paves the road for the benefits of moving to true cloud computing, achieving economies of scale while shifting users to a services-oriented relationship.
Cost-effectively scale up or scale out
Companies that need to add capacity on-demand will benefit from the flexible architecture of Informix that lets you scale up or scale out on-demand, using low-cost, commodity hardware that is easy to swap out or upgrade. You can scale your workload across servers and across locations to maximise performance and balance your workload while simplifying operational complexity.
Simple and cost effective for embedded deployments
Informix has a small footprint, a silent install, and self-managing capabilities that make it ideal as an embedded data management solution. Informix can be up and running in minutes, not days, and then requires virtually zero administration. The small footprint also allows for quicker download times across network lines.
11.7 Panther has even more embeddability features!
We have leveraged the dbscheduler to add more tasks that can be scheduled to run automatically. This means that Informix relies even less on DBA's to manage the day to day operation.
These new tasks do things like monitor table usage to see if any can benefit from compression and look for users that have been idle too long. We have also automated the task of adding space to tables. You can now set up a policy that tells the system when to automatically add space to a table or extend a chunk and where to get the space from. We also now ship TimeSeries support with Informix. In addition there is no longer an extra step to register the TimeSeries into your database, this will be done automatically on first use. The same is true of BTS and Spatial. These datatypes can be used as needed without prior registration. Another area we have worked on is self configuring. Now it is possible to configure Informix so that it will automatically take advantage of whatever CPUs or memory is available on the machine it is being installed on.