IBM Introduces Next-Generation Informix Database

Leading retail database offers new security and administration features

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ARMONK, N.Y. - 01 Mar 2005: a new DBA only mode allows the DBA user full access to the engine while restricting all other access.  Enterprise Replication (ER) now supports Templates to simplify deploying ER.  Templates work with Informix Server Administrator so that ER can be setup from anywhere on the network. Backup and Restore Utilities have also been greatly enhanced to provide more flexibility, faster setup of secondary servers and better log management facilities.

IDS a leading embedded database in many market segments such as retail, telecommunications, healthcare, government and SMB. The continued popularity and use of IDS is illustrated by the fact that in North America alone, eight of the top ten retailers and twenty of the top twenty-five supermarkets are Informix customers.

The low administration requirements of IDS enable customers to deploy thousands of IDS instances world-wide, embedded in applications in locations where there are no technical resources required to support the database.  For example if you place a cell phone call in North America, Europe or Asia odds are that your call information will be routed quickly and accurately thru an IDS engine to validate the call. Likewise, emergency call centers rely on the dependability and industry-leading replication capabilities of IDS to ensure that their systems are always available. 

IDS version 10 is now available, with pricing for IDS Workgroup for under $1,000. IBM also plans an IDS v10 Express edition which will be available in the second quarter of 2005. For more information on IDS, please visit

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