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January 13, 2012 | Volume 9 Issue 2

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TOP STORY: TechTip: Bar Charts: Generate Professional-Grade Charts in Your Programs in Real Time, Part 2
FEATURED ARTICLE: Informix Dynamic Server Entices New Users with Free Production Edition
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: New Zend Developer Pulse Queries Developers on Emerging Tech Trends
WHITE PAPER: An Overview of DR and Availability Technologies for IBM Power Systems

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Feature Article - TechTip
 
TechTip: Bar Charts: Generate Professional-Grade Charts in Your Programs in Real Time, Part 2

This series started with the pie chart, a useful tool that graphically summarizes data. However, pie charts only provide a "snapshot" of a moment. This tip focuses on bar charts, which show the data's evolution.

rafael_victoria_preiraWritten by Rafael Victória-Pereira

In the previous TechTip, I provided an example of a pie chart similar to the one below, which shows, with a little humor, the most common uses of cell phones:


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Feature Article - AIX
 
Informix Dynamic Server Entices New Users with Free Production Edition

IBM has invested heavily in new features of a leaner and meaner Informix V11.7 that is scalable, more reliable, easier to use, and very fast.

chris_smithWritten by Chris Smith

With the increased interest in AIX on Power, the question eventually arises as to which database the user plans to run. IBM i has DB2 built into the OS, but when you install AIX, you have to go shopping for a database. According to IBM, many AIX users have opted for Oracle. Presumably, this is because the applications they wish to run—such as an ERP solution—are designed to run on Oracle. One could also choose to run DB2 on AIX instead of Oracle. However, there is another choice that might be even more appealing, and that is Informix. You can download, install, and run a robust production version for free.


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