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Informix Server

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Improve timestamp format in message and backup logs (ISO-8601)

Streaming messages to log ingestion systems, e.g. Elastic Stack, is a useful way of analysing logs and generating notifications when certain messages are seen. Displaying the messages in the right order when daylight saving switches occur is an is...
25 days ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

enhancements to sysprocedures table and dbschema utility

Currently, there does not appear to be anything in the sysprocedures table to identify which procedures are provided by Informix (system routines) vs those created by users (user routines). The mode column does not appear to address this particula...
about 1 month ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

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...
about 2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration

Informix Purescale

Add DB2 Purescale to Informix. This would allow high speed replication via Roce.
11 days ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Add MPP/DPF/XPS Clustering to Informix

DB2 has MPP/DPF, Oracle has RAC, Sybase has Cluster Edition. Informix used to have XPS, where is the ability to scale out Informix?
11 days ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Different message when transaction time limit reached

When transaction duration limit is reached the following message occurs in the online log file 08:56:28 sid 11617 - test@server.domain.local - pid 6811 terminated because session transaction duration (60 seconds) has exceeded limit. This session i...
2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

NUMA aware memory allocations.

In a system with more one NUMA node sometimes best to have all memory allocated on the first NUMA node for performance. E.g. With 2 NUMA nodes with 300Gb each, pin the lowest number CPU VPs pinned to the first NUMA node and allocate all hugepages...
24 days ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Add columnar indexes to Informix.

Other databases e.g. DB2 have columnar index support builtin, we would like that in Informix as well. use case the same as for DB2.
about 2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Identify/log slow queries on a busy system

SQLTrace offers the DBA the tooling required to monitor a user session. However its difficult to monitor heavily used systems. For example one needs to have a buffer large enough to store 90 seconds of SQL queries (small lookup SQL's consume the b...
about 2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Under review

Space Optimization tasks monitoring

When running storage optimizations tasks (compress, repack, shrink, defragment) there is no way to monitor the progress of the task. If the table involved is a huge table, this task could run for several days and there is no way to know the task s...
about 1 month ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted