Founded as Relational Database Systems Inc in 1980, Informix Sofware was a leading developer of relational database management software across a variety of platforms, including Apple Macintosh, Microsoft Windows and Unix.
After selling its core database business to IBM in 2001, Informix was renamed Ascential Software. However, this too was subsequently sold to IBM in 2005. While the company is no longer in existence, the Informix brand lives on as IBM Informix.
This mug is a memory of Informix during its heydays in the 1990s.