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                            [INFORMIX LETTERHEAD]

July 12, 1999

Mr. Charles W. Chang
2335 Silver Breeze Court
San Jose, CA 95138

Dear Charlie:

We are very pleased that you are considering joining us at Informix Software,
Inc., "Company". The purpose of this letter is to set forth our offer of
employment. We propose that you begin employment with Informix Software,
Inc. in the capacity of Vice President & General Manager-Data Warehouse,
reporting to Jean-Yves Dexmier, Executive Vice President, Field Operations.

Your salary, computed on an annual basis beginning on the date you become an
employee of the Company, will be $325,000 per year and shall be paid in equal
semi-monthly installments.

You will also be eligible for an Executive Bonus. Your target incentive
will be  $146,000. Two-thirds of your target incentive will be based on the
Data Warehousing Executive Bonus Plan and one-third on the Informix Executive
Incentive Compensation Plan.

It will be recommended to the Board of Directors that you receive a
non-qualified stock option under the Informix Corporation Employee Stock Plan
to acquire 300,000 shares of the common stock of Informix Corporation on
terms and conditions to be determined solely by the Board of Directors at the
time of the grant. You, of course, will be under no obligation to exercise
any stock options which may be granted to you.

Upon acceptance of this offer, you will be given a Change of Control
Agreement as outlined in Exhibit A. In the event of a Change in Control or if
the Company decides to terminate your employment for other than cause, you
will be entitled to receive as severance an amount equal to six months base
salary. In the event the Board of Directors adopts a more generous severance
package for Executive Officers, you will receive that package.



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Letter to Mr. Charles W. Chang
July 12, 1999

This offer of employment is contingent upon the following:

     -  Your signing of the Company's Employee Agreement for Non-Disclosure
        of Confidential Information, in the form attached.

     -  Your acceptance of this offer by signing this letter below.

     -  Your signing of the enclosed W-4 form.

     -  Within your first day of employment, you must provide for
        examination, proof of your legal right to work in the United States
        and complete the Immigration Form I-9 as required by the U.S.
        Immigration and Naturalization Service. Such proof includes either
        1) a U.S. passport, a U.S. certificate of citizenship, a U.S.
        certificate of naturalization, and unexpired foreign passport with
        attached employment authorization or an alien registration card with
        photograph: OR 2) a state driver's license, a state I.D. card, a
        U.S. military card AND a Social Security card or a U.S. birth
        certificate. If you do not have proof of identification on the first
        day of employment, you will be sent home to obtain the documents.
        You will not be placed on the payroll until this form is completed by a
        Company representative. If for any reason you are unable to provide
        proof of your identity as well as your legal right to work in the
        United States within the first three days, the company may terminate
        your employment. From time to time after your first day of employment,
        you may be asked to provide proof of your identity as well as your
        legal right to work in the United States.

This offer of employment is not for any specific period of time and your
employment may be terminated with or without cause by yourself or the
Company at any time for any reason.

As an employee of Informix, you also agree to comply with company policies,
procedures and standards of conduct that may be established by the Company.

This offer of employment contains all of the terms and conditions of your
employment with the Company and supersedes any and all prior, oral or written
representations or agreements made by anyone employed by, or associated with,
the Company. The terms of this offer, if accepted, will become your terms of
employment and can only be added to or modified by a written document signed
by the Vice President of Human Resources or the President of the Company.



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Letter to Mr. Charles W. Chang
July 12, 1999

I am looking forward to your acceptance of this offer. This offer will remain
valid until July 16, 1999. Please acknowledge your acceptance by signing and
dating this letter and returning it to us before July 16, 1999. In addition,
please complete the W-4 form and return it to the Human Resources Department
prior to beginning your employment or no later than 3 days after your date of
hire. Enclosed for your convenience in making the return is a self-addressed
envelope. Please bring your I-9 form, required identification, and
Non-Disclosure Agreement with you on your first day of employment for
verification and witnessing by your manager.



/s/ Susan Daniel

Susan Daniel
Vice President, Human Resources

By Fax w/o Enclosures

By Federal Express w/Enclosures
   1. Non-Disclosure Form
   2. I-9 Form
   3. W-4
   4. Employment Application



SIGNED: /s/ Charles W. Chang