Automated Continuous IBM Informix Replication to PostgreSQL

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Use CData Sync for automated, continuous, customizable IBM Informix replication to PostgreSQL.

Always-on applications rely on automatic failover capabilities and real-time data access. CData Sync integrates live IBM Informix data into your PostgreSQL instance, allowing you to consolidate all of your data into a single location for archiving, reporting, analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and more.

Configure PostgreSQL as a Replication Destination

Using CData Sync, you can replicate IBM Informix data to PostgreSQL. To add a replication destination, navigate to the Connections tab.

  1. Click Add Connection.
  2. Select PostgreSQL as a destination.
  3. Enter the necessary connection properties. To connect to PostgreSQL, set the following connection properties (CData Sync ships with the Npgsql ADO.NET Provider for PostgreSQL):
    • Server: The address of the server hosting the PostgreSQL database.
    • Port: The port used to connect to the server hosting the PostgreSQL database.
    • User: The user ID provided for authentication with the PostgreSQL database.
    • Password: The password provided for authentication with the PostgreSQL database.
    • Database: The name of the database.
  4. Click Test Connection to ensure that the connection is configured properly.
  5. Click Save Changes.

Configure the IBM Informix Connection

You can configure a connection to IBM Informix from the Connections tab. To add a connection to your IBM Informix account, navigate to the Connections tab.

  1. Click Add Connection.
  2. Select a source (IBM Informix).
  3. Configure the connection properties.

    Set the following properties to connect to IBM Informix

    • Server: Set this to the name of the server running IBM Informix.
    • Port: Set this to the port the IBM Informix server is listening on.
    • Database: Set this to the name of the IBM Informix database.
    • User: Set this to the username of a user allowed to access the database.
    • Password: Set this to the password of a user allowed to access the database.
  4. Click Connect to ensure that the connection is configured properly.
  5. Click Save Changes.

Configure Replication Queries

CData Sync enables you to control replication with a point-and-click interface and with SQL queries. For each replication you wish to configure, navigate to the Jobs tab and click Add Job. Select the Source and Destination for your replication.

Replicate Entire Tables

To replicate an entire table, click Add Tables in the Tables section, choose the table(s) you wish to replicate, and click Add Selected Tables.

Customize Your Replication

You can use the Transform feature to customize your replication. The Transform feature allows you to specify which columns to replicate, rename the columns at the destination, and even perform operations on the source data before replicating. To customize your replication, click the Transform button in the Tables section and customize the replication.

Schedule Your Replication

In the Schedule section, you can schedule a job to run automatically, configuring the job to run after specified intervals ranging from once every 15 minutes to once every month.

Once you have configured the replication job, click Save Changes. You can configure any number of jobs to manage the replication of your IBM Informix data to PostgreSQL.