IBM Sales Manual (US) - Document 5758-ixd
5758-IXD - COOPERATIVE SOFTWARE: INFORMIX FAMILY OF PRODUCTS
Document's Table of Contents:
5758-IXD INFORMIX-OnLine (Full Development)
5758-IXE INFORMIX-OnLine (Run Only)
5758-IXF INFORMIX-SE (Full Development)
5758-IXG INFORMIX-SE (Run Only)
5758-IXH INFORMIX-4GL (Full Development)
5758-IXI INFORMIX-4GL (Run Only)
5758-IXJ INFORMIX-4GL RDS (Full Development)
5758-IXK INFORMIX-4GL RDS (Run Only)
5758-IXL INFORMIX-4GL ID (Full Development)
5758-IXM INFORMIX-SQL (Full Development)
5758-IXN INFORMIX-SQL (Run Only)
5758-IXP INFORMIX-ESQL/C, COBOL, FORTRAN (Full Development)
5758-IXQ INFORMIX-ESQL/C, COBOL, FORTRAN (Run Only)
5758-IXR INFORMIX-Quickstep (Full Development)
5758-IXS INFORMIX-Star (Full Development)
5758-IXT INFORMIX-Star (Run Only)
5758-IXU INFORMIX-NET (Full Development)
5758-IXV INFORMIX-NET (Run Only)
5758-IXW C-ISAM (Full Development)
5758-IXX C-ISAM (Run Only)
The Informix Family of Products is published and licensed by Informix(1) Software, Inc. IBM markets this software through the IBM Cooperative Software Program. All information about these programs has been provided by Informix Software, Inc.
This announcement adds four models to the RISC System/6000* platform on which the Informix Family of Products will run:
Informix Software provides complete end-to-end data base management solutions from the data base through the desktop workstation. These solutions include powerful fault tolerant data base management systems, application development tools, decision-support tools, graphical technology across desktop standards, connectivity spanning industry standard networks and services and support offerings. The Informix Family of Products operates on the RISC System/6000 system, RT* and Personal System/2* (PS/2*) platforms with the AIX* operating system.
A mainframe replacement data base engine with online transaction processing/multimedia capabilities designed exclusively for AIX/UNIX(2) environments, OnLine has been designed for multi-users, mission-critical AIX/UNIX environments and multimedia applications.
Informix's SQL data base engine is for decision support applications. It is easy to install and use and offers solid performance with low maintenance requirements.
INFORMIX-Fourth Generation Language (INFORMIX-4GL(3)):
A fourth generation programming language designed specifically for data base applications development. Informix-4GL offers significant programmer productivity increases over more traditional third generation programming languages such as C and COBOL.
INFORMIX-4GL Rapid Development System(3) (INFORMIX-4GL RDS):
An interpreted fourth generation programming language that reduces application development time through the use of a pseudo-code (p-code) system.
INFORMIX-4GL Interactive Debugger(3) (INFORMIX-4GL ID):
A programmer's productivity tool for interactive debugging during programming with INFORMIX-4GL RDS.
A menu-driven application development tool for end users and programmers. It provides easy access to sophisticated application development tools, context-sensitive help and data management utilities.
INFORMIX-Embedded SQL and Tools for C, COBOL and FORTRAN (INFORMIX-ESQL/C, COBOL, FORTRAN):
Enable programmers to use SQL to directly access and manipulate data bases from within their C, COBOL, and FORTRAN programs.
An interactive report generator that enables users to build sophisticated SQL data base queries and custom reports through an easy-to-use interface.
Works with INFORMIX-OnLine to deliver distributed data base capabilities to Informix DBMS users. It runs on heterogeneous UNIX environments and supports popular network protocols including TCP/IP and AT&T StarGROUP(2).
Provides AIX to AIX data base communication across TCP/IP networks, to access remote data bases and share data across the network.
Informix-OnLine enables users to store and retrieve digitized sounds and images, graphics, spreadsheets, facsimiles, and word processing documents as ordinary fields in a data base record.
Informix-OnLine has been designed for multiuser, mission-critical AIX/UNIX environments and multimedia applications. It offers a comprehensive locking and recovery scheme that includes custom locking definitions, disk mirroring and automatic data base recovery after system failure. It also features online archiving and a cost-based optimizer that accelerates data retrieval and storage.
INFORMIX-SE is Informix's SQL data base engine for decision support applications. It is easy to install and use, and offers solid performance with low maintenance requirements.
INFORMIX-4GL has full screen building, report writing and SQL data base I/O capabilities in a single programming language. It combines procedural and non-procedural statements, providing the user with optimal power and flexibility without the need for third generation languages like C or COBOL. INFORMIX-4GL is based on ANSI standard SQL and is Level 2 compatible. It is portable across hardware and operating system platforms.
INFORMIX-4GL RDS, a member of the INFORMIX-4GL family, uses the same syntax and offers all the features and functionality of INFORMIX-4GL. The source code is compiled in one step into pseudo-code (p-code), read into memory and executed by an interpreter. This greatly improves productivity, eliminates the need for a C-compiler and makes the code easily portable from one platform to another.
INFORMIX-4GL ID helps monitor application execution, and spot and repair problems quickly. It allows the programmer to stop a program at specific points, locate bugs, make changes, and test new code before inserting it into a program. The Interactive Debugger works in conjunction with INFORMIX-4GL RDS.
INFORMIX-SQL, built on ANSI-standard SQL, is an interactive data base access tool that includes a query-by-example forms builder, a report writer, and a menu builder. INFORMIX-SQL is a full-featured application development tool for fast and easy systems. It is a menu driven RDBMS which makes it easy to set up data bases, build menus, create reports, and design screens. With INFORMIX-SQL, both developers and sophisticated end users can build data bases and perform ad hoc queries.
INFORMIX-ESQL/C, COBOL, FORTRAN
INFORMIX-ESQL/C, COBOL, FORTRAN uses the speed and flexibility of industry standard SQL statements (English-like) to perform complex data manipulation routines simply and quickly. It gives the user the power to create and alter data bases and tables, add indexes, and retrieve and modify data. INFORMIX-ESQL/C, COBOL, FORTRAN reduces the amount of code required to perform data base manipulation functions from within a C, COBOL or FORTRAN program.
INFORMIX-QuickStep is an interactive report generator that enables users to build sophisticated SQL data base queries and custom reports through an easy-to-use interface. It provides pull down menu options and query-by-example, enabling users with no experience in SQL syntax to easily develop queries and reports. QuickStep also speeds application development by enabling developers to prototype reports quickly by offering optional Informix-4GL code generation.
INFORMIX-STAR enables users to access and manipulate data from Informix data bases on multiple remote servers, with the actual location of the data transparent to the user. It offers multi-site read and single-site update capabilities, and provides fast performance and reliability for distributed data base applications. Fast performance is achieved through a cost-based optimizer, and reliability is ensured through site autonomy, making each server independent of the other data base servers on the network.
INFORMIX-NET works in conjunction with the other products in the INFORMIX family. It enables distribution processing across local area networks (LANs), optimizing human and computer resources while minimizing traffic. It supports heterogeneous computers and operating systems.
INFORMIX-NET improves network and application performance by connecting a variety of client workstations to departmental or corporate data base servers. INFORMIX-NET supports industry standard network protocols (TCP/IP and AT&T StarGROUP). INFORMIX-NET features include data base location transparency, heterogeneous computers and operating systems, data security, integrity and recovery across a network.
C-ISAM is a library of C functions that effectively manages indexed files. It has B + Tree index architecture and index keys which provide quick data retrieval, offer flexible indexing options, provide a high degree of security due to file and record-level locking and audit trail capabilities, and easily maintain and manage files according to the specifications of the user.
WINGZ is an easy-to-use, fast, versatile, state-of-the-art, graphical spreadsheet that fully exploits graphical environments. It allows business and technical professionals to easily combine numbers, words, charts, and graphic images on a single worksheet and on a single printed page.
WINGZ features a powerful spreadsheet, advanced charting and desktop presentation capabilities. It also includes the Hyperscript application development language. This is a powerful programming language that makes it easy for users to build custom applications for graphical environments. WINGZ has superior business, engineering and scientific charting, impressive 3-D graphics, full color support, and desktop presentation techniques which allow the user to combine text with graphs, drawings, and imported graphics, and the Hyperscript application development language.
Primary Industry: Cross industry
Minimum system requirements for the IBM RISC System/6000 family:
RAM Recom- Disk Other
Product Minimum mended Space Software
(See note 1)
INFORMIX-4GL 1MB 5MB+ 5MB IBM C
INFORMIX-4GL RDS 1MB 5MB+ 5MB --
INFORMIX-4GL ID 1MB 5MB+ 3.1MB --
INFORMIX-SQL 1MB 5MB+ 2.5MB --
INFORMIX-ESQL/C 1MB 5MB+ 2.5MB IBM C
INFORMIX-SE 1MB -- 2.5MB --
INFORMIX-OnLine 1MB 80MB 4.5MB --
(See note 2) (See note 2)
INFORMIX-NET -- -- 1MB --
INFORMIX-STAR -- -- 1MB --
C-ISAM 427KB 427KB Fixed IBM C
WINGZ 8MB 16MB 4MB --
Disk space requirements will be less if another compatible Informix product is already installed in the same directory.
NOTE: 1. RAM requirements are only estimates and may change subject to the operating system release level and hardware configurations used.
NOTE: 2. Shared memory is configurable through the TB Monitor.
Telephone assistance for installation support is provided for 90 days at no charge. Software maintenance programs, product training courses and consultation services are available directly for Informix Software, Inc. for an additional charge. Contact Informix Software, Inc. for those fees.
Each product is shipped with the following:
Appropriate media (dependent on the platform on which the product will run and the requirements of the customer)
*Signifies a trademark or registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.
(1) Registered trademark of Informix Software, Inc.
(2) Registered trademark of AT&T.
(3) Trademark of Informix Software, Inc.
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