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Informix Server

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More efficient unique indexes for monotonically increasing keys and constraints

Currently an index on a SERIAL and other monotonically increasing keys only add to the last node in the index causing the node to split into two half filled nodes. Eventually a sufficient number of nodes have so split that the index's search effic...
5 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under 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
over 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration

onstat -g ses 0 should be officially documented

onstat -g ses 0 is a useful but undocumented option. It shows all the sessions in one hit, the only part missing from the documented onstat -g ses is the parent program name.
about 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

create indexes for external tables

External tables are a great asset for ETL, and extending a bit the concept, they could be the base for a great ETL client.Often, one external table is the source of several ETL tasks, therefore it must be read sequentially several times, even if t...
over 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Backup / ReadAhead Performance

To speedup backup time, it would be nice if Informix can read with more than 64k from disk. Example 12G SAS SSD - read 100 GByte with dd iflag=direct:Blocksize Throughput Time64k 197 MB/Sec 519 Sec (8:39)256k 438 MB/Sec 233 Sec (3:53)2048k 1186 MB...
almost 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Archecker table level restore utility does not compatible of handling Informix engine complex table schema clauses

Individual Table restoration 'archecker' utility only support simple schema definition contents as the schema file. However, Informix engine support complex clauses when setting up a table. E.g. When fragmenting a table based on interval based fra...
almost 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Allow PAM in OleDB clients (for password mode)

Currently OleDB clients can't connect to PAM enabled ports.We recently allowed PAM connections for DRDA connections if in password mode (APAR IC99560). I'd say there is no reason why OleDB wouldn't work for password mode, just like it was implemen...
over 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration

Add '#'-sign as comment identifier in dbaccess

To make migration from ISQL sql scripts towards dbaccess scripts easier it would be benificial that dbaccess would support the '#' as comment lidentifier. This identifier is accepted in ISQL and 4GL and it would be great if dbaccess would also sup...
about 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Show session_id - port relationship

It would be nice to see which ports / DBSERVERNAMEs / DBSERVERALIASs are being used by session ids. Either through an onstat command or sysmaster tables.
almost 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Refresh for SSL Listeners (reload certificates)

Today, until current version (12.10 xC4) isn't possible to update/replace/implement a SSL certificate without restart the engine. This RFE include two related feature : 1) Allow stop/start SOCSSL listeners using command "onmode -P" and with this r...
about 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration