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Informix Server

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create indexes for external tables

External tables are a great asset for ETL, and extending a bit the concept, they could be the base for a great ETL client.Often, one external table is the source of several ETL tasks, therefore it must be read sequentially several times, even if t...
over 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Backup / ReadAhead Performance

To speedup backup time, it would be nice if Informix can read with more than 64k from disk. Example 12G SAS SSD - read 100 GByte with dd iflag=direct:Blocksize Throughput Time64k 197 MB/Sec 519 Sec (8:39)256k 438 MB/Sec 233 Sec (3:53)2048k 1186 MB...
over 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Allow PAM in OleDB clients (for password mode)

Currently OleDB clients can't connect to PAM enabled ports.We recently allowed PAM connections for DRDA connections if in password mode (APAR IC99560). I'd say there is no reason why OleDB wouldn't work for password mode, just like it was implemen...
over 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration

Transparent LDAP Authentication for Informix

The Informix (AVL) customer T-Systems/Deutsche Telekom AG requests transparent LDAP authentication for Informix. Last year T-Systems/Deutsche Telekom AG replaced the complete HP-UX hardware for the application REBELL/Ironman by IBM Power AIX machi...
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

dynamically allocated 1000000 locks

this message will start to show repeatedly in the online log:dynamically allocated 1000000 locksbut no more info than that - in order to track down the issue, we need to know what session is causing the increase in locks
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Lock table (or database) in exclusive mode does not work as expected in HDR

If one attempts to update a table with many rows in an HDR environment with updateable secondary code like this does not work (if you are on the primary):begin work; lock table mytab in exclusive mode; update mytab set col1="xxx" where 1=1; commit...
about 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

enhancements to sysprocedures table and dbschema utility

Currently, there does not appear to be anything in the sysprocedures table to identify which procedures are provided by Informix (system routines) vs those created by users (user routines). The mode column does not appear to address this particula...
3 months 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...
about 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Informix HQ monitoring of raw disks

At the moment the Informix HQ product tries to monitor the storage using a "df -k" command This will not work though when Informix is running on raw disks.
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

32k pagesize dbspace

Informix has the 16775134 pages limit for one fragment. the rowsize of some user table is very wide. for those tables , if the pagesize is more big, it's small change to reach the limitation.
about 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration