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Informix extends $99 offer, announces work on relationship with Red Hat

Apr 21, 1999, 22:57 (3 Talkback[s])


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Informix will soon announce the continued success it is enjoying with its Linux program. The company has now distributed over 310,000 copies of its databases on Linux. Products have been distributed to all corners of the globe, with the greatest percentage of downloads in Europe and the United States.

Because of to this tremendous interest in its Linux program and as a way to express continued commitment to the Linux community, Informix plans to announce that it will extend its "$99 for 99 Days" pricing promotion for Informix Dynamic Server, Linux Edition Suite. The original promotion was scheduled to conclude at the end of April and now will be extended another 99 days. During the program, a single user license of Informix Dynamic Server, Linux Edition Suite is available at an unparalleled price of $99.

Informix is also working on an expanded marketing and support relationship with Red Hat Software. The two companies are now finalizing details of this new arrangement, which should be announced soon.

Informix highlights on Linux:

July 98

  • First major database vendor to deliver product on Linux (Informix-SE)

November 98

  • First major database vendor to have a commercial implementation of a Linux solution
  • Informix-SE won Linux Journal's Editor's choice award for "Best New Application"

December 98

  • Delivered flagship database on Linux (Informix Dynamic Server)
  • Delivered Dynamic 4GL development tools to Linux

January 99

  • Great success with Linux program (over 175,000 products distributed worldwide)
  • Distribution alliances with Red Hat and SuSE

February 99

  • Informix wins InfoWorld Enterprise Developments award for 1998 in recognition of the its database implementations on the Linux platform

March 99

  • Channel Relationships with Hewlett-Packard and Jones Business Systems announced
  • Delivered Informix-4GL and Informix-SQL development tools on Linux
  • Development relationship with SAP announced, to deliver R/3 running on Informix Dynamic Server, Linux Edition Suite

Informix Products available on Linux:


  • Informix Dynamic Server, Linux Edition Suite
  • Informix-SE


  • Informix-4GL
  • Informix-SQL
  • Informix-D4GL