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Informix Server

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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 3 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 ...
about 5 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

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...
over 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 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...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Flag high volatile tables as 'VOLATILE' and access those tables differently than normal tables by the query optimizer

A volatile table is defined as a table whose contents can vary from empty to very large at run time. In other words , statistics data is often out of date and may result in wrong access plans by the optimizer and subsequently may have lock the ent...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Informix ER: Increase maximum allowed replicates

Our customer uses Enterprise Replication with Informix Server, spanning 530 databases, within 60 instances. We use 11.70 GE. We have hit the maximum limitation of 32746 replicates in the ER domain and it's not enough. We even had to decrease count...
over 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

32k pagesize dbspace

Informix has the 16775134 pages limit for one fragment. the rowsize of some user table is very wide. for those tables , if the pagesize is more big, it's small change to reach the limitation.
almost 4 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...
about 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration