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Informix Server

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Multi-Vector Functionality

Multi-Vector Database functionality (like Milvus). May be an additional functionality like time-series or as datablade like geospatial and text-search.
about 2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Indexable external tables

Create a new class of external table that can be indexed and accessed via index(es).
2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Add option to set explain on to see what the optimizer is doing.

Add option to set explain on to see what the optimizer is doing. - Which statistics were looked at - Relative costs for table scan/index usage - Why a given index is not used - Which join orders are considered - Why join orders are excluded from t...
about 1 month ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Support for ON DELETE SET NULL and ON UPDATE CASCADE clauses in FOREIGN KEY statements

A customer wanted to use a construction like ALTER TABLE detail_table ADD CONSTRAINT FOREIGN KEY (link_column) REFERENCES master_table ON DELETE SET NULL; so that referencing values would be updated to NULL automatically if a parent row was delete...
4 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Onaudit add events at the statement level for object read/write

To efficiently audit table/index access - audit at the statement level.
3 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted
105 VOTE

Informix should be able to change owner on tables and any other objects

If user=informix creates all database and all tables, then programmer creates table but user=informix cannot change it. Only drop it.
about 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Backup Individual database, not entire instance

Need a mechanism, similar to ontape, to backup a live database (as opposed to entire instance), without locking it.
almost 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Add DB2 ALTER TABLE VOLIATE feature.

Add DB2 ALTER TABLE VOLIATE feature, this would default to index scans rather than a table scan if there are no statistics.
about 1 month ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Submitted

Add DB2 OPTIMIZATION LEVEL to allow more time to be spent in the optimizer for complex queries.

Add a feature similar to DB2 OPTIMIZATION LEVEL to allow more time to be spent in the optimizer for complex queries.
about 1 month ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Set explain on to show time spent on query optimixation.

Set explain on to show time spent on query optimixation. Then we can see which sql could benefit from optimizer hints to reduce cpu usage and improve performance.
about 1 month ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted