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Informix Server

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Character length semantics instead of byte length semantics

We want to store UTF8 text data into our database but using byte length semantics is counter intuitive on the char and varchar types. We are using Fourj's Genero tool to develop our application and Genero is able to switch to character length sema...
about 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Consolidate free space across entire chunk or dbspace

I suggest a repack-like tool which consolidates free space in an entire chunk or dbspace in order to get few, big enough, free spaces to use efficiently. Being able to do so online and with little blocking is desirable
about 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration

Make adoption of forest-of-trees indices easier with existing large tables

Rebuilding an index as a FOT is not supported using "alter fragment on index init". This would be useful to avoid dropping and later re-adding primary keys and referencing foreign keys. Building a FOT index is not possible in parallel. Building a ...
almost 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Improve performance of L1/L2 backups

Current, for L1 (or L2) backups we need to read all pages. This is highly inefficient and there are alternatives for implementing this.In the PMR we've been told this matches old FEA idsdb00010525. In this the proposed solution was to maintain a t...
over 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Online.log could also print session detail of additional memory segment allocation

In high usage OLTP systems, it is a hard work to identify which session(s) is(are) demanding too much memory from the Informix engine.A good thing for us to help to identify abnormal programs execution/behaviour would be to print session details (...
over 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Allow "group commit" as other RDBMS

For high use OLTP systems, there can be a lot of I/O pressure on the logical log due to intense rate of logical log buffer flushing (most customer don't ant data loss so they use UNBUFFERED LOG). Setting BUFFERED LOG at session level would hardly ...
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Future consideration

HQ add essential incidents/events/status tracking and alerting

HQ is on its way to be a great monitoring tool. In order to ensure it is, here are some important features to add (not sure I could see them on FC3). Let's first deal with missing essential alerts:- include notion of warning and critical inciden...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Enable defined limits on sqltrace

We would like to see the ability to add limits when enabling sqltrace to limit it to only trace by specific requirements. The basic one, which this alone would make a huge difference would be the ability to list one or more tables and only have it...
almost 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Permit blocking checkpoints on secondary nodes when raw tables exist on the primary node.

Currently we cannot issue a blocked checkpoint on a secondary (RSS in our case) when there exists raw tables on the primary node. We use raw tables heavily for admin jobs (mostly for the selection processing of archiving/purging jobs) to avoid swa...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Allow defining rolling container windows defined on user defined calendars

Currently time series rolling window containers can only be defined to use a predetermined set of calendars to define the number of time points included in each window. Those are: day, week, month, and year. There is a need for more flexibility. T...
over 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration