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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.