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Informix Server

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Increase supported ADMIN_MODE_USERS by moving list from onconfig to table

Parameter ADMIN_MODE_USERS handy during migrations. the ability to make the database available for a subset of users is great for post migration validation. However the length of the field (127 bytes) is a limitation that ends up being somewhat mi...
8 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Character length semantics instead of byte length semantics

We want to store UTF8 text data into our database but using byte length semantics is counter intuitive on the char and varchar types. We are using Fourj's Genero tool to develop our application and Genero is able to switch to character length sema...
about 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Need a function or pseudo-field to return the number of elements in a BSON array

Put in simplest terms, if I have a JSON/BSON record with an embedded array, I need to know how many elements are in the array. I need a function similar to bson_size() (which returns the string length of the total array) which instead returns the ...
4 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Foreign keys to use compound indexes

In the below the foreign key does not use the compound index. Another index is created with adds overhead. create table p1 (t char(4) not null); create unique index px1 on p1(t); alter table p1 add constraint primary key (t) constraint p1_pk; ...
4 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Foreign keys to be able to use compound indexes.

With the following the existing compound index is not used for the foreign key and another index is required. This adds overhead with additional maintenance. create table p1 (t char(4) not null); create unique index px1 on p1(t); alter table p1 ...
4 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Make adoption of forest-of-trees indices easier with existing large tables

Rebuilding an index as a FOT is not supported using "alter fragment on index init". This would be useful to avoid dropping and later re-adding primary keys and referencing foreign keys. Building a FOT index is not possible in parallel. Building a ...
almost 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Consolidate free space across entire chunk or dbspace

I suggest a repack-like tool which consolidates free space in an entire chunk or dbspace in order to get few, big enough, free spaces to use efficiently. Being able to do so online and with little blocking is desirable
almost 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration

Improve performance of L1/L2 backups

Current, for L1 (or L2) backups we need to read all pages. This is highly inefficient and there are alternatives for implementing this.In the PMR we've been told this matches old FEA idsdb00010525. In this the proposed solution was to maintain a t...
over 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

HQ add essential incidents/events/status tracking and alerting

HQ is on its way to be a great monitoring tool. In order to ensure it is, here are some important features to add (not sure I could see them on FC3). Let's first deal with missing essential alerts:- include notion of warning and critical inciden...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Add Informix/onbar in the list of VEEAM Enterprise Backup Solution supported platforms

VEEAM is a fast growing Enterprise Backup solution. As of today, Informix is not part of VEEAM's supported DBMS, but should be supported before decision makers choose other DBMS platforms.
almost 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration