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IXLocks OAT Plugin 2.0.4

New version of my IXLocks Open Admin Tool plugin (original version http://informix-technology.blogspot.com/2016/08/ixlocks-oat-plugin.html)

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I've uploaded a new version of the IXLocks plugin to GitHub. There is nothing really new in this version, except a fix for a problem that prevent it to work with recent versions of Open Admin Tool.

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Audience Participation! Benchmark Edition

My company recently purchased new servers with dedicated storage, and any time this happens (and I have the luxury of time to do it), I take the opportunity to re-test my old assumptions concerning what storage configuration(s) work best.  The tests are ongoing, and will be for several days now, but I thought it would be fun to ask you all to guess what you think the results will be.*

First, the storage array details:

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Public Service Announcement: Smart BLOBs Still Suck

The last time I tried to mess around with Smart BLOBs was probably in 2007 or 2008.  I found that they were buggy and excruciatingly slow.  But that was years ago, most likely IDS 10.0.  I've got a pretty good use case for them now, and I'm using the latest, greatest IDS 12.10.FC7, so I thought I'd have another look at them.

They're still buggy and excruciatingly slow.

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Informix in SPARC.... by Oracle! / Informix em SPARC... pela Oracle

Oracle publishing information about Informix on their servers (original version here: http://informix-technology.blogspot.com/2016/08/informix-in-sparc-by-oracle-informix-em.html )

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Paper about Informix features for IoT / Estudo sobre as qualidades do Informix para IoT

An analyst research by Bloor about Informix and IoT (original version here: http://informix-technology.blogspot.com/2016/08/paper-about-informix-features-for-iot.html )

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CiscoLive names Informix best IoT database / Informix nomeado a melhor BD para IoT pela Cisco

Cisco recognizes the value and quality of Informix (original version here: http://informix-technology.blogspot.com/2016/08/ciscolive-names-informix-best-iot.html )

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During the annual meeting hosted by Cisco, CiscoLive, IBM Informix has won the award for bet IoT (Internet of Things) database.

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Informix 12.10.xC7W1

A new PID (Post Interim Drop) for Informix (original version here: http://informix-technology.blogspot.com/2016/08/informix-1210xc7w1.html)

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Just a couple of weeks after the regular fixpack 12.10.xC7 IBM launches 12.10.xC7W1. The "W"s are cumulative releases (W2 contains everything W1 contains). They typically come out when there's a strong reason for it, like:

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Informix Newsletter Q3 (Juli) 2016

(german content)

Neue Ausgabe des IBM/Informix Newsletters

Im Newsletter-Archiv befindet sich die neueste Ausgabe des INFORMIX-Newsletters.

Inhaltsverzeichnis der Ausgabe:

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Informix 12.10.xC7

A description of the new features introduced in Informix fixpack 12.10.xC7 (original version here: http://informix-technology.blogspot.com/2016/06/informix-1210xc7.html)

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Major Linux I/O Bug? SPOLER: No

Alternate title: Betteridge's Law Holds!

Last week, I posted on what I thought was an I/O bug in RHEL 7 and CentOS 7. I've now done enough testing to eliminate this possibility.  So, as promised:


So what was happening, then, that led me to get such drastically different results?