Press Release Summary:
Informix(TM) Dynamic Server v10.0 offers online transaction processing while helping customers automate tasks associated with deploying enterprise databases. It provides memory allocation, configurable page sizes, and ability to store and apply external optimizer directives. Users can create and drop indexes online without locking tables. Column level encryption allows users to insert or update encrypted column level data without application changes.
Original Press Release:
IBM Informix Dynamic Server V10.0 Delivers a Powerful, Robust, Easy-to-administer, Enterprise Database for On Demand Business
IBM Informix(TM) Dynamic Server (IDS) V10.0 offers outstanding online transaction processing (OLTP) database performance while helping customers simplify and automate many of the tasks associated with deploying enterprise databases. IDS V10.0 contains features that speed application development, increase performance, improve data security, make replication more robust, and further ease the burden of database administration. Organizations can now free up skilled database administrator (DBA) resources and leverage their existing investment to focus on next-generation enterprise applications.
Highlights of IDS V10.0 include:
A continued focus on improving quality and query performance. Enhancements include better memory allocation, configurable page sizes and being able to store and apply external optimizer directives.
Availability and reliability enhancements include being able to create and drop indexes online without locking tables and point in time table level restore capability.
For Enterprise Replication users, multi-node online seamless re-synch is now possible.
For DBAs, the new true single user mode will make administration of the database server much simpler than ever before.
There have also been significant improvements in recovery time for fuzzy checkpoint users.
Column level encryption will allow users to insert or update encrypted column level data in the database as well as query encrypted column level data WITHOUT application changes in order to help meet government regulatory data security requirements.
Administrative enhancements including a more automated and intuitive installation process and the ability to rename dbspaces. Enterprise Replication administration and setup has been made much easier with the addition of replication templates and being able to alter replicated tables.
To improve programmer productivity and provide choice of programming environments, IDS V10.0 provides deep support of both Java(TM)/Eclipse and Microsoft(TM) .NET IDEs. These include the new IBM Rational® Development tools, JDBC 3.0 specification support and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET.
IDS's Linux(TM) leadership is maintained by exploitation of the Linux 2.6 kernel and the new I/O and memory management features found in this release.
Upgrading to IDS V10.0 from IDS V9.x or IDS V7.x continues to be a highly automated, simple process.
IDS V10.0 packaging and licensing changes include:
High Availability Data Replication (HDR) now offered as a separate chargeable option for IDS Workgroup Edition customers (IDS V10.0 only).
IDS Workgroup Edition can now be run on machines with up to four CPUs (IDS V10.0 only).
Customers with a valid IDS V9.x maintenance contract can upgrade to IDS V10.0 for no charge. Special trade-up pricing is available for IDS V7.x customers who are current on maintenance.
Planned availability dates
February 25, 2005, electronic software delivery.
February 25, 2005, media and documentation.
Mid-2005, IDS Express is planned to be available on both Linux and Microsoft Windows(TM) platforms. (For details, refer to the Statement of direction section.)