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Informix Server

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Certify informix 12.10 on RHEL8

We need to stay with Informix 12 so that our compiled 4GL will continue to work, but we would like to upgrade to RHEL8. Others have done this and it works for them, but my company has to get confirmation that this will be a supported combination f...
3 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Limit open partitions to avoid very large rsam pool

In systems with a lot of tables informix can have a very large rsam pool. This can cause informix to allocate so much memory it starts swapping or in memory limiting versions (like workgroup, express etc.) to even let the engine crash. Sometimes t...
4 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

ADMIN_USER_MODE_WITH_DBSA and ADMIN_MODE_USERS shall be changeable values via onmode -wf/-wm.

The mentioned values shall be online changeable to avoid downtimes of informix. Especially within production landscape it is very important to avoid any unnecessary downtimes.
4 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Allow SPL variables to be used to define index directives.

Inside a stored procedure allow the index name for a directive to come from a variable:...define v_bs_index varchar(100);define p_id like tBS.id,...let v_bs_index = ( select cfg from Cfg where group = 'INDEXES' and name = 'TBS_INDEX' )...
4 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Add support for an asynchronous/non-blocking Java API

Add support for an asynchronous/non-blocking Java API called Reactive Relational Database Connectivity (R2DBC) (https://r2dbc.io/). The R2DBC driver list includes several DBMS, but not Informix. Customer case: In Huge systems with lots of users se...
about 2 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...
about 5 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...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 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
over 1 year 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...
9 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

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...
about 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration