The Informix Handbook

The Informix Handbook

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From the Foreword "I think that this is the one book that you should have on your shelf to help you excel in your Informix work, and I highly recommend it." Dr. Michael Stonebraker Vice President and Informix CTO The all-in-one reference for Informix administrators, developers, and DBAs. The Informix Handbook is the most comprehensive Informix desktop reference ever published. No matter what platform or version of Informix you use, here are the complete, results-focused answers you'd have to search through piles of documentation for-if you could find them at all! Whether you're a developer, DBA, manager, Web professional, or end user, this is the one Informix resource that delivers it all: *Core concepts, history, and background *Easy-to-use functional sections cover NT, UNIX, & Linux-and versions 5.x through Informix Internet Foundation.2000 *Server administration, configuration, backup, recovery, and "under the hood" insights into Informix products *In-depth coverage of application development, SQL, 4GL, Dynamic 4GL, and performance tuning *Object-relational databases and data warehouses *Web/E-commerce solutions with Informix Internet Foundation.2000, i.Sell, and Informix Dynamic Server.
2000 Book-CD-Web Package Six functional areas make it easy to find exactly what you need, when you need it! *Core Concepts and History of Informix *Performance Tuning *Informix SQL *Application Development *Server Administration *Object-Relational Databases and the Web This exclusive Web site is integrated with the book and provides up-to-the-minute coverage that's never out of date. *Updated technical information for each chapter *Web links that supplement the book's material *An E-newsletter providing Informix news and book updates CD-ROM Awesome CD-ROM contains the most Informix resources ever assembled in one place! *Fully functional versions of Informix Dynamic Server for NT and Linux-free and unrestricted for non-commercial use *An extensive library of ready-to-run Informix shell scripts, programs, and SQL code *Informix manuals for server administration and SQL *A complete Informix SmartForce training module
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  • Mixed media product | 1440 pages
  • 208.28 x 256.54 x 58.42mm | 2,789.58g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130122475
  • 9780130122476

Table of contents

I. CORE CONCEPTS OF INFORMIX. 1. Informix: Past, Present, and Future. 2. History of Informix: Live from Silicon Valley. 3. Building Your First Stores Database. 4. Understanding Informix Architecture. 5. Unique Features of INFORMIX-SQL. 6. Getting at Your Data: Interfaces. 7. Informix and Data Warehousing. II. INFORMIX SQL. 8. Creating Databases and Tables. 9. The Select Statement. 10. Inserts, Updates, and Deletes. 11. Creating and Optimizing Indexes. 12. Handling Transactions and Locking. 13. Stored Procedures and Triggers. 14. Database Privileges. 15. Other SQL Commands. 16. Informix Dynamic Server 7.30 Feature Enhancements. III. ADMINISTRATION. 17. Setting Up Test and Production Informix Environments. 18. Installing Informix Products. 19. Setting Up INFORMIX-SE. 20. Networking Informix Database Servers. 21. Setting Up UNIX Database Servers. 22. Setting Up Online Server 5.x. 23. Configuring Informix on Linux. 24. Using Informix on NT and Windows 2000. 25. Working with the Operating System. 26. Administration Utilities (the on* Commands). 27. Backup Strategies. 28. Troubleshooting and Maintaining Your Servers. 29. Administering Data Warehouses, Data Mines, and Other Large Databases. 30. Ongoing Needs of the Data Warehouse. IV. PERFORMANCE TUNING. 31. Application Tuning. 32. SMI and the sysmaster Database. 33. System Tuning. 34. Configuring Client Connections. V. APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT. 35. Application Development Strategies. 36. INFORMIX-4GL. 37. Understanding Dynamic 4GL (D4GL). 38. Ace Reports and Forms. 39. Using Shell Scripts and SQL. 40. Reporting Tools for Informix (Focus on Seagate Info). VI. WEB APPLICATIONS AND OBJECT RELATIONAL DATABASES. 41. Web Application Overview. 42. Building Web/Database Applications. 43. Architectural Overview of IDS.2000 and IIF.2000. 44. Using IDS.2000 and Informix Internet Foundation.2000 (IIF.2000). 45. Creating and Using DataBlades. Appendices Appendix A: Schema of the stores Database. Appendix B: Informix Utilities. Appendix C: Using Informix Online Resources: IDN, Answers Online, Informix byExample, and TechInfo Center. Appendix D: Finding Information about Informix. Appendix E: The International Informix User Group and Your Local Group. Appendix F: Quick Up-and-Running Guide. Appendix G: Sample Administration Files. Appendix H: Quick SQL Syntax and Sample SQL Commands. Appendix I: Command-Line Utilities: Quick Syntax Guide. Glossary. Index.
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About Ron Flannery

RON FLANNERY, President of the Michigan Informix User Group and a member of the International Informix Users Group (IIUG) Board of Directors, leads a team of outstanding Informix authors-each with world-class expertise in the area they write about.
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