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

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Index for a subset of rows

Possibility to index only specific rows of one or more columns. This could be implemented with a WHERE clause in the index create statement and would rsult in a tiny index for exactly the rows you are interested in.
over 7 years ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 0 Not under consideration

Reorg online on 24x7 applications

The reorg online process need to lock the table in order to conclude. This is not a problem when you dont have many transactions, but when you have a 24x7 intense workload you might have a huge impact on your application.
almost 4 years ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 0 Not under consideration

ITC tables for pureScale

ITC are very useful to have table that have large batch deletes on it. Then space reclaim is a quite easy and fast task using REORG RECLAIM EXTENTS ONLY.
over 4 years ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 0 Not under consideration

Add the hidden attribute for index

我们希望给索引添加一个属性visible on/off比如:ALTER INDEX VISIBLE ON (默认属性)ALTER INDEX VISIBLE OFF (索引不可见)当索引不可见以后优化器无法使用不可见的索引,如果需要,直接alter index ...
almost 5 years ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 0 Not under consideration

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

External Tables support on Windows

I went to use this marvelous feature on windows.. and for my surprise external tables are not implemented for this platform :-( (v11.5) Why ? Please, add support for external tables usage on windows hosts as well .
about 1 year ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 1 Future 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.