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Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal (https://www.ibm.com/ideas) - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

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IBM Data & AI Roadmaps (http://ibm.biz/Data-and-AI-Roadmaps) - Use this site to view roadmaps for Data & AI products.

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Informix Server

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Informix Purescale

Add DB2 Purescale to Informix. This would allow high speed replication via Roce.
about 2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

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?
about 2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Enhancement to DROP PROCEDURE / DROP FUNCTION syntax

Currently, the DROP PROCEDURE statement requires that the all of the procedure parameters necessary to completely identify the specific procedure. This is important due to Informix supporting polymorphic procedures, and is generally a good thing. ...
3 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 3 Under review

On restore or chunk addition allow automatic creation of files in certain folders.

On restore or chunk creation allow automatic creation of cooked files. Add an onconfig parameter which contains a list of folders where automatic cooked chunk creation is allowed. Cooked chunk files can be automatically created in this folder of a...
3 months 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.
about 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 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...
2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Add SQL-statement COMMENT ON as in Oracle or PostgreSQL

For some tables or columns it would be helpful to describe what the table/column is used for since the names are not always self-explanatory. Although COMMENT ON is not part of standard SQL it would be helpful to have such a statement. The DOCUMEN...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 4 Future consideration
103 VOTE

Obtain the query plan of a running query

Many times a DBA is called to check upon a slow process. Most of the times those processes are running a slow query.Sometimes it's hard to know if the query is using the best query plan or not. A DBA can reproduce the query, but it it was prepared...
over 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Planned for future release

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...
2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Unload to file should have option that prevents over writing of an existing file

A customer writes some SQL that captures the pre-data to an unload file and then does the updates/deletes etc. If the SQL is successful and inadvertently run again the initial pre-data will be lost.
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 3 Future consideration