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Informix Server

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INFORMIX AUTO INDEX

When no suitable index is created, the optimizer does an "auto create index" for the query. This proposed index should be printed out to the online.log to help the admin to create the optimized indexes for the queries.
11 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Improve L1 backup usability

We would like to use incremental backups with 'onbar'. However this is difficult because we use storagepools and chunks can be added at any time. Once a chunk has been added this forces a L0 backup of at least the dbspace concerned and the root db...
3 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Under review

Allow placement of tablespace BYTE and TEXT data in a separate dbspace from the table's base row data.

Allow specifying a normal dbspace for a BYTE or TEXT column to isolate IOs for the blob data from main row data for the table. This would be logged space just like IN TABLE as opposed to IN blobspace blob pages.
about 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Increase the length of Informix usernames

Within Informix the username is defined as char(32). The Informix feature "Informix trusted context" enable Informix to be used with Federated Authentication, in such cases the impersonated user is identified using an email address. In view of thi...
6 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

255 rows/page limit should be addressed

Informix has a rows/page limit of 255 rows/page. Perhaps this was not a problem originally but over time we have seen new features: larger page sizes (up to 16 kB against 2 kB or 4 kB previously, dependent on operating system). compression option....
about 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Page limitation for single fragment, to avoid stop the business and recreate the table .

Remove or enlarge the 16,775,134 page limitation per fragment.
over 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Allow Informix to accept Non PAM aware clients to connect when using PAM PASSWORD mode

Standard Informix Authentication on unix will perform a getpwnam() call to retrieve the encrypted shadow password from the OS, it will then compare an encrypted version of the password supplied by the client against this, and if they match, authen...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Informix incremental backups (L1)

Hi, L0 and L1 backups of informix are taking almost same time since it seems that is limited by disk reading performance: we are using IBM spectrum backup to backup. From IFX logs we see that they are using /usr/informix/server12/bin/onbar_d...
3 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Under review

Add support for system versioned tables

This feature is about having native support to version data within the table. The application will always be able to access the most current data, however through pseudo columns or via other means older version of the data is available. This featu...
10 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Convert Log "Raw" data into SQL Statements

archecker and onlog should be able to output analyzed onlog raw information and convert it to SQL Statements
12 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration