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  • 1.  Informix on a Windows Server

    Posted Fri May 06, 2022 09:04 AM

    My boss asked me to research whether using Informix on a Windows Server is a good idea or not. Up until now we have used it with AIX and Linux machines. If anyone has an insight to share, please let me know. Thanks in advance.



    John Dargan, Database Administrator II - Information Technology

    LAURA E. ROTH, Clerk of the Circuit Court

    Seventh Circuit, Volusia County, Florida



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  • 2.  RE: Informix on a Windows Server

    IBM Champion
    Posted Fri May 06, 2022 09:09 AM
    Stick with AIX on Power or Linux on Intel. Either will be more stable and perform better than Windows and be simpler to manage. I have many clients and none are running on Windows. I have interacted with hundreds of organizations using Informix and I can only remember two that are using Informix on Windows.

    Art S. Kagel, President and Principal Consultant
    ASK Database Management Corp.

  • 3.  RE: Informix on a Windows Server

    Posted Sun May 08, 2022 10:55 PM
    We have been using Informix on Windows since the late 90's.
    It has definitely got better with time and the installer has improved no end.
    However, being Windows, most monthly 'windows updates' require a server reboot!  - not the best scheme.
    Also, at times when moving to later versions we find problems that make you wonder how much real world testing was undertaken on windows.
    We only use it very basically, no replication currently for HA or similar. We tried to use the timeseries datablade for a while but had no end of issues so abandoned it in the end. So like Art said it probably best to stick with what you have and know.

    Bryce Stenberg

  • 4.  RE: Informix on a Windows Server

    IBM Champion
    Posted Mon May 09, 2022 02:49 AM

    Hi John,

    Informix is running fast, stable, and managed by default on Windows Server for many years. Many clients in Europe use Informix xx.xx Workgroup Edition under Windows in every branch, every size.

    It's up to you, how it fits in your IT Enterprise Environment, finally.

    Regards, Henri

    Henri Cujass
    leolo IT, CTO
    IBM Champion 2021 and 2022