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Informix Server

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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. ...
5 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...
5 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 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...
almost 3 years 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....
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Dbexport/dbimport validate *_LOCALE vars before accessing data files

When working with UTF8 database, DB_LOCALE and CLIENT_LOCALE are required to interact correctly with the databases. This RFE is about issuing a warning to the DBA when doing a dbexport/dbimport with CLIENT_LOCALE unset, especially when DB_LOCALE i...
about 2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Informix Purescale

Add DB2 Purescale to Informix. This would allow high speed replication via Roce.
4 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?
4 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Data Masking in INFORMIX

Our objective is not to see any sensitive data outside the production systems. As an example here is our real requirement. In a PROD environment, we can see the table data as usual . For data protection purposes, the data of the same table needs t...
6 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 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...
4 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Ability to sync tables to HDR & RSS secondaries when converting from RAW to STANDARD mode.

It is significantly faster to load a table in TYPE(RAW) mode than TYPE(STANDARD) mode. However, this option is not practical for sites using HDR and/or RSS secondary servers for replication as RAW mode tables do not replicate forcing the site to b...
over 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration