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Informix Training in Chennai

Informix Training in Chennai

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What is Informix?

Until 2001, the name ‘Informix’ was used to describe either Informix® Software Inc, or the company’s various database servers and development tools. Since IBM’s acquisition of the company in July 2001, the term generally now refers simply to the products.

The Birth of Informix Fulfilling the Silicon Valley dream, Informix® founder Roger Sippl created the initial Informix products in his garage. From those evolved the first database product and the beginnings of a database software company

Informix® is a relational database and for almost 20 years was also the name of the company who developed it. Informix DBMS was a development of the pioneering Ingres system that also led to Sybase and SQL Server, and was the #2 database system behind Oracle for some time in the 1990s. Their brush with success was surprisingly short-lived however, and by 2000 a series of management blunders had all but destroyed the company.

IBM’s acquisition of the brand in 2001 caused a seismic shift in the technical support, marketing and future of the Informix® products. However, with IBM’s excellent track record of sustained product maintenance, there is now a bright and assured future for Informix.

Relational Database Systems, Inc. (which became Informix® Software Inc at the time the company went public in 1986), was formed in 1980, when its founders pioneered what is known as C-ISAM – a complex keyed-ISAM system for the storage and fast retrieval of data. It was the company’s first relational database server, branded as Informix® (a combination of ‘Information’ and ‘UNIX’), that became successful enough to trigger the company to change its name accordingly.

IBM Informix Dynamic Server Training Syllabus

Overview of IBM Informix Dynamic Server

  • IBM Informix Dynamic Server
  • System Architecture
  • Informix Components

Preparing for Installation & Configuration

  • Configuring the Operating System
  • Configuring Windows Memory
  • Modifying UNIX Kernel Parameters
  • Allocating Disk Space
  • Creating Chunk Files on UNIX
  • Raw or Unbuffered Disk Access
  • Cooked Files
  • Setting Permissions, Ownership, and Group
  • Creating Standard Device Names
  • Setting Environment Variables
  • Setting Environment Variables on UNIX
  • Setting Environment Variables on Windows
  • Configuring Connectivity
  • The sqlhosts File on UNIX
  • Network-Configuration Files
  • Network-Security Files
  • The sqlhosts Registry on Windows
  • Configuring Connectivity Using ISA

Configuring Client-Server connectivity

  • Client/Server Architecture
  • Network Protocol
  • Network Programming Interface
  • Connections That the Database Server Supports
  • Local Connections
  • Shared-Memory Connections
  • Connectivity Files
  • Network-Configuration Files
  • TCP/IP Connectivity Files
  • Multiple TCP/IP Ports

Configuring a Database Server

  • Preparing space for data storage
  • Raw Chunks
  • Cooked Chunks
  • Setting Environment variables
  • Sqlhosts file
  • Onconfig file
  • Server initialization
  • Server status
  • Server Message Log

Monitoring Database Server

  • Monitoring Utilities
  • SMI
  • Sysmaster database
  • How SMI works
  • Sysmaster tables and Views
  • Onstat sysntax
  • Onstat Options
  • Oncheck syntax
  • ISA

Managing Shared Memory

  • Server Operating Modes
  • Normal Server Processes
  • Setting Database Server Shared-Memory Parameters
  • Setting Parameters for Resident
  • Setting Parameters for Virtual Shared
  • Setting Parameters for Shared-
  • Setting Shared-Memory Parameters
  • Setting Shared-Memory Parameters
  • Setting Shared-Memory Parameters
  • Reinitializing Shared Memory
  • Changing Server Modes
  • UNIX Level Shared Memory

Virtual Processors and Threads

  • What Is a Virtual Processor?
  • What Is a Thread?
  • What Is a User Thread?
  • Types of Virtual Processors
  • Advantages of Virtual Processors
  • Sharing Processing
  • Saving Memory and Resources
  • Processing in Parallel
  • Adding and Dropping Virtual Processors
  • On-Line Mode
  • Binding Virtual Processors to CPUs

Disk Architecture

  • Physical Disk Space
  • Logical Disk Space
  • Database
  • DBspace
  • Tables
  • Extents
  • Pages
  • Logical Log Files
  • Physical Log Files

Managing and Monitoring Disk Space

  • Creating a Dbspace with onspaces
  • Creating a Blobspace with onspaces
  • Dropping Spaces with onspaces
  • Adding a chunk to dbspace
  • Dropping a chunk from dbspace
  • Renaming Dbspace
  • Managing Spaces with ISA

Physical and Logical Logging

  • Log Initialization
  • Changing the Physical Log
  • Adding a Logical Log
  • Dropping a Logical Log
  • Switching Logical Log
  • Changing Database Logging Modes
  • Monitoring Logs
  • Long Transactions
  • Dynamic Allocation of Locks

Introduction to Backup and Restore

  • What Is a Recovery System?
  • What Is a Backup?
  • What Is a Logical-Log Backup?
  • When You Do Not Use Logging . . . . . . . . .
  • What Are Manual and Continuous Logical-Log Backups?
  • What Is a Log Salvage?
  • Why You Need to Save Logical-Log Backups
  • What Is a Restore?
  • What Are Warm, Cold, and Mixed Restores?
  • What Are Physical and Logical Restores?
  • Comparing ON-Bar and ontape
  • Planning a Recovery Strategy
  • What Types of Data Loss Can Occur?
  • Scheduling Backups
  • Planning a Backup System for a Production Database Server
  • Evaluating Hardware and Memory Resources
  • Evaluating Backup and Restore Time

Backup and Restore methods

  • Physical Backup Methods
  • Logical Backup Methods

User activity

  • Monitoring User Activity
  • Session Information
  • SQL Information
  • Deadlocks
  • Monitoring Locks
  • Table Locks
  • Row Lock

Performance Features

  • Parallel Data Query
  • Read-Ahead
  • SQL Cache
  • ONCONFIG Parameters
  • ENV Variables

Troubleshooting

  • Common Problems
  • Chunk Permissions and Ownership
  • Shared Memory Allocation
  • Long Transactions
  • Freeing Logs
  • Consistency Check errors

HDR Concepts (Database replication)

Case Studies

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