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Informix free versions - production site

  • 1.  Informix free versions - production site

    Posted Wed March 03, 2021 11:20 AM
    Hello all,

    I would like to know what editions of IDS I can use for free in a production site. 

    From what I heard, for that purpose I cannot use a Developer Edition, and the best option would be an Innovator Edition.

    So I would like to confirm that and also know more about these editions limitations.

    Thanks!

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    Celso Freitas
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  • 2.  RE: Informix free versions - production site

    Posted Wed March 03, 2021 11:28 AM
    Hello.

    Please follow up this link.
    I think that will answer all your questions.

    If you want specific details about any edition please let us know, ok?

    https://www.iiug.org/en/2019/10/08/compare-informix/

    Alexandre Marini





  • 3.  RE: Informix free versions - production site

    Posted Wed March 03, 2021 12:13 PM
    Thanks a lot, Alexandre!
    Regards,

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    Celso Freitas
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  • 4.  RE: Informix free versions - production site

    Posted Thu March 04, 2021 03:38 AM
    Hello,

    i have one additional question... maybe its pretty outdated but i still know some older colleges mention that Informix licenses were bound to a phsical adress where the licenese was installed/used ? Is it correct? But this isnt anymore... i can´t find such restrictions?

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    Marc Demhartner
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  • 5.  RE: Informix free versions - production site

    Posted Thu March 04, 2021 05:47 AM
    Marc:

    I don't think that that was ever a thing. Perhaps back in the Informix Corp. days when the license number was bound into the executable, though I don't remember that restriction, but certainly not in the IBM era. No, Informix licenses are portable from machine to machine.

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    Art S. Kagel, President and Principal Consultant
    ASK Database Management Corp.
    www.askdbmgt.com
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  • 6.  RE: Informix free versions - production site

    Posted Thu March 04, 2021 05:51 AM
    Thanks for your reply.

    Yes, it might be from the early 90s.... but thanks for clarify.

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    Marc Demhartner
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  • 7.  RE: Informix free versions - production site

    Posted Thu March 04, 2021 07:40 AM

    Yes, in the 90' you received a DAT tape when you requested the software . Together with the tape you got a license letter with an install key.

     

    Long long time ago

     

    mit freundlichen Grüßen, kind regards,
    Rainer von-Bongartz

     



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  • 8.  RE: Informix free versions - production site

    Posted Thu March 04, 2021 09:43 AM

    During installation process you had to type License Serial # and Key
    License Serial number have format: 3 letters, # sign, letter, 6 figures
    (and letter following # sign means number of licenced users​)
    During installation all (or most of) executables were "branded" with this Serial number.
    But after that you could transfer $INFORMIXDIR to other (same HW/SW) machine and it would work.

    ​​If I remember right :)

    Hrvoje



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    Hrvoje Zokovic
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