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Next Webcast!

Announcing Advanced DataTools new series of webcasts focusing on using Informix and the Internet of Things (IoT).

These webcasts will demonstrate an end-to-end example of how the Internet of Things really works. It will show how data from home-built sensors (based on Arduinos) can be fed to a gateway (ARM processor running Informix) and stored in an Informix TimeSeries database. The sensor information can then be pushed to the cloud where it can be accessed from mobile devices in real time.

The webcasts will show how Informix TimeSeries is a perfect fit for storing sensor data, and why it can and should be at the center of an Internet of Things solution.

Demonstration of an Informix database running on an ARM-based computer will show how this can be part of an easily-deployed, low-power, and cost-effective embedded solution.

Please register for each Webcast seperately!

Mike Walker

Webcast 1: Introduction to Informix and the Internet of Things by Mike Walker – 5/26/15 - See Replay

Webcast 2: Using Informix TimeSeries and the Internet of Things by Mike Walker – 6/2/15 at 2:00 pm EDT

This webcast will describe Informix TimeSeries, why it is such a good fit for an IoT solution, and show how it can be used to efficiently store sensor data. Examples of querying TimeSeries data will be shown and then displayed on a web page served from a Beaglebone ARM computer. The sensor data will be pushed out to a cloud, and an example will be shown using APIs to retrieve the data and display it.

  • Summary of IoT, capturing sensor information and using an ARM computer as a gateway
  • TimeSeries – what is it?
  • How to set up a simple, regular TimeSeries
  • Creating a TimeSeries for sensor data
  • Querying TimeSeries data
  • Virtual Table Interface and expression-based VTI
  • Example of displaying sensor data on a web page
  • Publishing sensor data to the cloud
  • View data in the cloud
  • Using APIs to pull data from the cloud
  • Example of using APIs to display sensor data and graphs on a website

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Tom Beebe

Webcast 3: Running an Informix Database Server on an ARM Computer by Tom Beebe - 6/23/15 at 2:00 pm EDT

As the 'internet of things' becomes less buzzword and more a part of daily life for many people, the need to handle and store growing quantities of data in small spaces is becoming increasingly important. Since IBM released Informix for the ARM platform, it has become a marriage of two great technologies: the small, fast, low-power, affordable solution of ARM chips paired with the high-performance, low-footprint, low-maintenance, and high-stability of the Informix database engine. In this presentation we will cover the features and benefits of running Informix on ARM, how to begin working with it, and what hardware can be used. This isn't just for hardware developers; anyone who tinkers with hardware, IoT, or could use more portable and flexible computing can benefit from the pairing of ARM and Informix.

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Webcast 4: Installing and Configuring Informix on ARM Computer by Tom Beebe – 7/28/15 at 2:00 pm EDT

This final webcast of the series will focus on installing and setting up Informix. Intended mainly for new adopters of the IBM Informix database product, Tom will demonstrate how this advanced and powerful database engine is simple to install and configure on just about any hardware.

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