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Allow partial indexes in all editions

IDS 14.10 contains this important new feature: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSGU8G_14.1.0/com.ibm.sqls.doc/ids_sqs_partial_index.htm "Partial indexes avoid indexing common values. As the query searching for a common value will no...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

PN_STAGEBLOB_THRESHOLD - Set to 1Mb when first table containing BYTE or TEXT is partitioned by Round Robin

Currently, the PN_STAGEBLOB_THRESHOLD onconfig parameter is not present in the standard onconfig file, therefore it defaults to zero. It's absence also means that most DBAs will not be aware of its existence and the potential pain they are in for ...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Throttle writes during chunk creation

When adding chunks to an instance which is using filesystem files there can be a large amount of disk writes in a short period of time to zero out the new chunk which can impact production systems.E.g. Adding a 10GB chunk causes unacceptable clie...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Multi Row Insert

Support Multi Row Insert:insert into table1 (col1, ..., colx) values (1, ..., x), ... (1000, ..., x) ;Using Multi Row Insert multiple rows can be inserted with just one statement. Other RDBMs provide this feature with a performance improvem...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Config for the server to refuse to start if shared memory segments do not use huge pages.

When shared memory segments are not using huge pages there can be performance impactI would like an option for the engine to abort startup similar to FULL_DISK_INIT=0 if huge pages cannot be used for shared memory segments. Scenario: sysmaster sy...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Permit blocking checkpoints on secondary nodes when raw tables exist on the primary node.

Currently we cannot issue a blocked checkpoint on a secondary (RSS in our case) when there exists raw tables on the primary node.We use raw tables heavily for admin jobs (mostly for the selection processing of archiving/purging jobs) to avoid swam...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Column encryption, select rows with different passwords without errors

When using char/varchar columns with the option of encryption each user can choose his own password and more worse multiple passwords. All is well in case I read the data without decrypt() then I see the raw data for encrypected data and the re...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Flag high volatile tables as 'VOLATILE' and access those tables differently than normal tables by the query optimizer

A volatile table is defined as a table whose contents can vary from empty to very large at run time. In other words , statistics data is often out of date and may result in wrong access plans by the optimizer and subsequently may have lock the ent...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Informix HQ monitoring of raw disks

At the moment the Informix HQ product tries to monitor the storage using a "df -k" command This will not work though when Informix is running on raw disks.
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Defragment for a dbspace

Add at the 'DEFRAGMENT' SQL Api , the option to defragment an entire dbspace. We have set in our environment tables and partitions with historical data, so, they are tables or partitions who have any changes (include/excluded data). Most of...
almost 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration