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Informix Server

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A tmp database created with the server, analogous to the /tmp file system

In Linux systems (and in all Unix flavors) there is a /tmp directory or better, a /tmp file system. Anyone can create a file or directory in there and, in Linux, it cleared at boot time. (Other flavors use a cron job to clear out unused files.) I ...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Allow genBSON to process a MULTISET datatype

Our problem is to get complex data from the server in the fastest way. Usually, getting data from a parent -> child relation ships, should be done programatically iterating thru multiple resultsets and getting data one by one. Network overhead ...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Perform update statistics based on selected Fragments of a table

This idea is to run update statistics based on selected fragment(s) to refresh table update statistics on latest or selective fragments only. As there are considerable number of fragmented transactional tables are located under current databases t...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Add SQL-statement COMMENT ON as in Oracle or PostgreSQL

For some tables or columns it would be helpful to describe what the table/column is used for since the names are not always self-explanatory. Although COMMENT ON is not part of standard SQL it would be helpful to have such a statement. The DOCUMEN...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 4 Future consideration

Allow partial indexes in all editions

IDS 14.10 contains this important new feature: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSGU8G_14.1.0/com.ibm.sqls.doc/ids_sqs_partial_index.htm "Partial indexes avoid indexing common values. As the query searching for a common value wil...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

PN_STAGEBLOB_THRESHOLD - Set to 1Mb when first table containing BYTE or TEXT is partitioned by Round Robin

Currently, the PN_STAGEBLOB_THRESHOLD onconfig parameter is not present in the standard onconfig file, therefore it defaults to zero. It's absence also means that most DBAs will not be aware of its existence and the potential pain they are in for...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Throttle writes during chunk creation

When adding chunks to an instance which is using filesystem files there can be a large amount of disk writes in a short period of time to zero out the new chunk which can impact production systems. E.g. Adding a 10GB chunk causes unacceptable clie...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Multi Row Insert

Support Multi Row Insert: insert into table1 (col1, ..., colx) values (1, ..., x), ... (1000, ..., x) ; Using Multi Row Insert multiple rows can be inserted with just one statement. Other RDBMs provide this feature with a performance improvement o...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Config for the server to refuse to start if shared memory segments do not use huge pages.

When shared memory segments are not using huge pages there can be performance impact I would like an option for the engine to abort startup similar to FULL_DISK_INIT=0 if huge pages cannot be used for shared memory segments. Scenario: sysmaster sy...
over 2 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