Our mission and background

At Advanced DataTools our mission is to help our customers achieve their goals. We have over 25 years of experience in business, and over 35 years of experience with the Informix product line...since Informix was launched in the early 1980s. Our professionals have completed hundreds of successful projects, and include 4 IBM Champions, 2 IIUG Directors Award winners, and an IBM Gold Consultant.

The company was founded in 1993 by Lester Knutsen, who continues to serve as President and Principal Consultant.

How we became Informix performance experts

We spent many years working with large-scale databases: commercial; federal, state, and local government; financial and program databases. Thanks to this experience, Advanced DataTools staff have an in-depth knowledge of the nature of data, database structures, and database security, and of how to store data to ensure rapid and flexible retrieval, manipulation, and reporting.

Referrals are the key to our business

We are pleased and honored that most of our consulting projects and training opportunities result from satisfied-customer referrals. We also take pride in how many database systems developed and tuned over the years are still in use as production systems, and in how many customers continue to use our training materials.

"For exceptional service and dedication to the Informix community"

~ IIUG Director's Award to Lester Knutsen