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Informix in AWS Environment

  • 1.  Informix in AWS Environment

    Posted Fri July 03, 2020 08:57 PM
    Hi All,

    I have seen a few announcements about Informix on Cloud, for example, AWS.

    I like to understand:
    - Is AWS a different operating platform like HP-UX, AIX, Linux and Windows? or
    - AWS provides a virtual instance of one of these popular OS Platforms for IDS to operate?

    From the DB Administration perspective,
    - Does administering IDS on AWS differs from conventional platforms?



  • 2.  RE: Informix in AWS Environment

    Posted Sat July 04, 2020 04:27 PM
    Hi Saradhi.
    AFAIK nothing has changed since Informix On Cloud has being announced, so AMI images are with Informix ME Edition, built on Linux64 CentOS.

    From administration perspective it is basically the same, because Informix on cloud is being sold as hosted mode, not managed by cloud providers.
    I think if you need more details this link might help:
    https://www.hcltech.com/software/informix/informix-on-cloud


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    Alexandre Marini
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  • 3.  RE: Informix in AWS Environment

    Posted Mon July 06, 2020 01:43 AM
    Edited by Gaurav Kumar Mon July 06, 2020 01:45 AM
    Hi Saradhi,

    Please find my comments in-line:

    I like to understand:
    - Is AWS a different operating platform like HP-UX, AIX, Linux and Windows? or
    [GK]: No AWS is not an Operating System. Infact it provides you all types of OS like Linux, HP, windows on a virtual box. And you don't need to purchase a physical box. Even you can scale in and scale out resources automatically.

    - AWS provides a virtual instance of one of these popular OS Platforms for IDS to operate?
    [GK]: Yes it provides virtual instance and you can either move ids tar file or you can download the same from the databases tab by searching HCL Informix. Please go through below URL for the same.
    https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B077NRZTPQ?qid=1520015396266&sr=0-1&ref_=srh_res_product_title


    From the DB Administration perspective,
    - Does administering IDS on AWS differs from conventional platforms?
    [GK]: No it will give you command line and you can manage the same way you are doing it before on your boxes or you can use Informix HQ GUI for the administrating your database.





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    Gaurav Kumar
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  • 4.  RE: Informix in AWS Environment

    Posted Tue July 07, 2020 02:29 AM
    Hi Alexandre, Milind, Gaurav,
    Thank you for your responses.
    Appreciate it.





  • 5.  RE: Informix in AWS Environment

    Posted Mon July 06, 2020 06:38 AM
    AWS like other public clouds is not a new OS. It provides virtual instances of popular Linux environments in your preferred compute configurations. 
    You can then deploy Informix on-prem licenses as usual under this IBM policy - https://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage/eligible_public_cloud_BYOSL_policy.html

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    MILIND Tamaskar
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