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Informix Server

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Online.log could also print session detail of additional memory segment allocation

In high usage OLTP systems, it is a hard work to identify which session(s) is(are) demanding too much memory from the Informix engine.A good thing for us to help to identify abnormal programs execution/behaviour would be to print session details (...
over 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Add ability to disable temp table auditing

Informix row level auditing masks (INRW, DLRW and UPRW) can be used to audit DML operations on application tables. During batch jobs (that use temporary tables extensively) it was noted that Informix is auditing temporary tables unnecessary causin...
4 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Enable chunk rename during log recovery

Whenever Informix performs a backup of the rootdbs, it automatically backs up Informix critical files (oncfg, onconfig & sqlhosts). When the Informix critical files are restored via "onbar -r -cf only -t <A TIMESTAMP>", it restores the l...
4 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Add Informix to HammerDB benchmarking tool

HammerDB is a leading benchmarking tool to benchmark database performance. This tool enables DBA to verify configuration of the OS/database and assess the impact of any hardware or database configuration changes. HammerDB supports DB2 however ...
4 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Allow "group commit" as other RDBMS

For high use OLTP systems, there can be a lot of I/O pressure on the logical log due to intense rate of logical log buffer flushing (most customer don't ant data loss so they use UNBUFFERED LOG). Setting BUFFERED LOG at session level would hardly ...
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 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 swa...
about 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Enable defined limits on sqltrace

We would like to see the ability to add limits when enabling sqltrace to limit it to only trace by specific requirements. The basic one, which this alone would make a huge difference would be the ability to list one or more tables and only have it...
almost 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Allow defining rolling container windows defined on user defined calendars

Currently time series rolling window containers can only be defined to use a predetermined set of calendars to define the number of time points included in each window. Those are: day, week, month, and year. There is a need for more flexibility. T...
about 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Make onstat -g rss log buffer(s) size configurable.

I have run onstat -g rss log and are seeing 10% cache misses on some systems. I would like the underlying buffer space to be configurable similar to etc. As per our Lab Advocate: From my interpretation of the source the information displayed on th...
almost 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Automatic conversion of ifx_loc_t (TEXT/BYTE) to/from ifx_lo_t (CLOB/BLOB)

We have legacy ESQL/C code using ifx_loc_t to handle TEXT/BYTE columns. Customers want now to replace TEXT/BYTE by CLOB/BLOB columns in the database... and we would avoid to touch our ESQL/C code. Informix can support simple type conversion. For e...
almost 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration