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Informix Server

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Config for the server to refuse to start if shared memory segments do not use huge pages.

When shared memory segments are not using huge pages there can be performance impact I would like an option for the engine to abort startup similar to FULL_DISK_INIT=0 if huge pages cannot be used for shared memory segments. Scenario: sysmaster sy...
over 2 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...
almost 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Column level encryption, an option to cleanup passwords on certain/all rows for DBSO or Informix

All users which are granted permissions for insert/modify data into tables are also allowed to use their own password for column level data encryption. But not all user are their whole lifetime in the company and move. What happened with their ...
almost 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration

Column encryption, select rows with different passwords without errors

When using char/varchar columns with the option of encryption each user can choose his own password and more worse multiple passwords. All is well in case I read the data without decrypt() then I see the raw data for encrypected data and the re...
almost 3 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 In other words , statistics data is often out of date and may result in wrong access plans by the optimizer and subsequently may have lock the ent...
almost 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

determine length of data stored in smartblob

Just because data is stored as a smartblob not blob, we have to go to a work around solution to get "LENGTH" of blob stored. By using length(smartblob) the amount of bytes stored in the smartblob should be returned. The LENGTH function works ...
almost 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Functionality already exists

Informix HQ monitoring of raw disks

At the moment the Informix HQ product tries to monitor the storage using a "df -k" command This will not work though when Informix is running on raw disks.
almost 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Defragment for a dbspace

Add at the 'DEFRAGMENT' SQL Api , the option to defragment an entire dbspace. We have set in our environment tables and partitions with historical data, so, they are tables or partitions who have any changes (include/excluded data). Most of...
almost 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Full HDR switch between primary and secondary with a single command and without any downtime

We have 2 servers with 2 HDR instances each. For each cluster we have also 2 connection manager each. On server one there is the primary of cluster 1 and the secondary of cluster 2 On server two there is the primary of cluster 2 and the seconda...
almost 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Allow Informix to kill sessions not only limited by session-id

Informix should be able to kill sessions not only limited by session-id:For example: If a admin should kill sessions from a specific user or host a script is needed. So it would be helpfull if onmode -z would accept following syntax for example:$ ...
almost 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration