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Allow indexes to be made invisible to queries

When removing unused indexes the first step we want is to be able to make index invisible to queries similar to the Oracle feature. As the index is still being maintained the rollback to make the index visible to queries is quick.
12 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 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

allow repack of TBLSpace extents

When a database has been created in a single (not root) dbspace and the dbspace has been greatly expanded with large tables that are subsequently moved to separate dbspace, the chunks used for original dbspace expansion may contain TBLSpace extent...
almost 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Future consideration

Appendable External Tables

Need an option to open/create an external table that appends to the file(s) defined on the table on insert rather than overwriting the file(s).
about 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

cdr migrate should allow code-set migration

If a customer needs to change the locale of a database, wants to standardize to a common locale etc then the only option is to unload the data and reload. On small databases this might be possible but for 99% of the real systems this is impractica...
9 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Improvement in the check for high serial values

I'm trying to check if a serial value has reached its upper limit. I noticed the following unpleasant behaviour. In the sysmaster tables sysptnhdr and sysactptnhdr the currently used serial values are in three fields for the datatypes serial, seri...
almost 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Allow DDL changes on a table with full row logging

We want to use CDC to replicate data changes to a different system. We do schema changes once a month, and this complicates things a lot. According to our vendor, this is a limitation for Informix only, other source systems can hande DDL changes t...
about 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Enable HDR Secondary to perform archives

Modify HDR code to add a state whereby the secondary server can be allowed to perform ontape and onbar archives. Whether the server can remain in secondary mode or must be changed to an intermediary mode are both acceptable options, as long as the...
almost 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

New feature to have FORCE_DDL_EXEC functionality for all DDL changes

The 12.10 manual states that the FORCE_DDL_EXEC environment variable can be used "to force out other transactions that have opened or have locks on the tables involved in an ALTER FRAGMENT ON TABLE operation". We'd like to see this functionality e...
over 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Allow storage expansion and extension during an archive

Need the ability to use onspaces, onparams, & API functions to manage storage allocation while an archive is executing. This is especially true with auto-extension of chunks and auto-expanding dbspaces by adding chunks automatically from the s...
almost 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration