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Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.)

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Increase the maximum size of a LOB object per table or per table partition

SQL and XML limits https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSEPGG_11.1.0/com.ibm.db2.luw.sql.ref.doc/doc/r0001029.html The maximum size of a LOB object of 4 terrabyte leads to the necessity of partitioning the table just due to this limit. S...
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 2 Not under consideration

Excessive DBHEAP by BLU compression dictionaries

In current design, when SQL statement accesses a table, the compression and expansion dictionaries of that table will be read into DBHEAP and kept there until database deactivation. For column-based table, the memory consumption may up to 100MB. i...
almost 6 years ago in Db2 / BLU Acceleration / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 0 Not under consideration

Recommend/evaluate indexes – more information for each index

This is a point for tuning with indexes -> Tuning with indexes is still very common and useful. While using recommend and evaluate indexes it is possible to investigate each recommended index by updating USE_INDEX column in the table ADVISE_IND...
over 2 years ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 0 Not under consideration

Remove The Need To REORG A Table Up On Performing Table Alter/REORG Recommended Operations

Today when we perform certain operations aka REORG recommended operations against a table like adding columns, dropping columns, changing datatype of a column, altering NULLABILITY of a column etc. the table will be put in a state called REORG pen...
over 2 years ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 1 Not under consideration

Detect corrupted synopsis tables online

There is a need to report all corrupted synopsis tables online. Currently, db2dart /crs can do it per table and it's done offline.

Support synchronous detachment of a table partition

Starting with DB2 9.7(?) the detachment of table partitions is handled asynchonously. To simulate synchronous behaviour a complicated work around has to be put in place. Such a behavior could be triggered by a new DML keyword such as ASYNC.
over 6 years ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 0 Not under consideration

DB2 database in a read only mode

Ability to place a DB2 database in a read only mode for a period of time. Out side of the "db2 set write suspend for database" or a quiesce.
over 7 years ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 0 Not under consideration

Real global CGTT (not SESSION local)

SAP BW needs to materialize data into persistent (regular) tables to be able to access it from multiple session (connections). CGTT and DGTT in Db2 cannot be accessed from multiple sessions/connections. Therefore those temp tables that don't requi...
over 4 years ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 0 Not under consideration

DB2 performance - Hash partition table

On the VLDB - Very Large Database environment.DB2 should support hash partition table to improve performance especially pureScale environment.
about 6 years ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 1 Not under consideration

Enable compression for LOBs that are not inline

Customer would like non-inline LOBS to also be compressed, as inline LOBs can currently be. Many other datatypes can be compressed and there are many large (up to 20MB) LOBs that are stored outside the table that would not eat up so much space if ...
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 1 Not under consideration