Advanced DataTools Newsletter – July 2020

Published on June 9, 2020 by Lester Knutsen

1. Advanced Informix Performance Tuning – July 13-16, 2020 by Lester Knutsen and Art Kagel

Are you ready to take your DBA Skills to the next level? This course is for database administrators and application developers who will be responsible for managing, optimizing, and tuning an Informix database server. The focus is on skills, procedures, and scripts to improve the performance of your database server. The course will provide a toolkit of scripts and utilities to start monitoring and optimizing your Informix database server. The key to this course is a series of hands-on labs performance tuning batch jobs and 1,000 user OLTP sessions. Each student has their own server running Informix and several large databases to benchmark.

  • Our course is available online using a Web browser and an SSH client
  • Instructors – Lester Knutsen and Art Kagel
  • Attend online via interactive Webex
  • Same hands-on labs on your own server
  • Same Q&A and collaborative class discussions

Space is limited to 8 participants—$ 2,000 per student. Discounts are available for companies sending two or more students – please contact us.

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2. Our Remote Informix DBA Support Continues

Advanced DataTools operations are uninterrupted by COVID-19, and we continue to support our customers in these difficult times. All our senior Informix DBAs are effectively working remotely and maintain the high standard of support to which we are committed.

  • Our Informix DBA consultants are working and supporting our clients around the world.
  • We continue to provide 24×7 remote DBA monitoring and support to our Premier customers.
  • We provide services to manage your Informix environment and proactive monitor and support for your DBA team.

Please let us know if we can assist with any of your Informix database requirements.

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3. Free Informix Webcast and Tutorial videos

Our Webcast Replays cover Informix Database Server configuration, disk layout, backups, performance tuning, and high availability disaster recovery implementation. Our Informix Webcasts are based on over 35 years of experience managing and tuning database systems. They are presented by Lester Knutsen, Art Kagel, Tom Beebe, and Mike Walker – all IBM Informix Champions from Advanced DataTools.

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4. Our Free Informix Tutorials Webcast Series Continues

We are continuing our Webcast series “Informix Tutorials – a series of eight Webcasts on getting started with Informix.” Replays are available at the link above.

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About us:

At Advanced DataTools, our mission is to help our customers achieve their goals. We have over 25 years of experience in business, and more than 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.

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