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Foreign keys to use compound indexes

In the below the foreign key does not use the compound index. Another index is created with adds overhead. create table p1 (t char(4) not null); create unique index px1 on p1(t); alter table p1 add constraint primary key (t) constraint p1_pk; ...
5 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Foreign keys to be able to use compound indexes.

With the following the existing compound index is not used for the foreign key and another index is required. This adds overhead with additional maintenance. create table p1 (t char(4) not null); create unique index px1 on p1(t); alter table p1 ...
5 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

LDAP Authenication for HQ

Allow the option to use LDAP for HQ Authentication. Build the user name in HQ but allow it to use domain authentication. This would also allow HQ to write backups to mapped drives. See Support Case TS007408895 for further details.
6 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Add ability to disable temp table auditing

Informix row level auditing masks (INRW, DLRW and UPRW) can be used to audit DML operations on application tables. During batch jobs (that use temporary tables extensively) it was noted that Informix is auditing temporary tables unnecessary causin...
6 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Enhance dbschema to generate SQL for sysuser entries

The sysadmin users is used to store: PAM trusted users (sysauth) trusted contexts (systcxusers, systcxattributes, systrustedcontext) local users (syssurrogates, sysusermap) Dbschema should be extended to allow generated DDL for: trusted...
6 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Enable chunk rename during log recovery

Whenever Informix performs a backup of the rootdbs, it automatically backs up Informix critical files (oncfg, onconfig & sqlhosts). When the Informix critical files are restored via "onbar -r -cf only -t <A TIMESTAMP>", it restores the l...
6 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Add Informix to HammerDB benchmarking tool

HammerDB is a leading benchmarking tool to benchmark database performance. This tool enables DBA to verify configuration of the OS/database and assess the impact of any hardware or database configuration changes. HammerDB supports DB2 however ...
6 months 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

Informix HQ Enhancement

When using out of the box sensors, or creating your own custom sensor, it would be helpful to have the ability to specify a time of day to run the sensor. A real world example. Our software give customers the ability to create their own queries. W...
6 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Evaluate using io_uring for I/O in Informix Linux Platform

Create some performance tests and evaluate an architecture change in Informix to migrate AIO or Kernel AIO to using kernel io_uring Maybe it's not possible to use io_uring in Informix and nowadays, performance increase from using IO_DIRECT KAIO to...
8 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration