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

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System Tables should come with STATISTIC PROFILE set from factory

We all know how important STATISTICS are, and more specially, how they are captured for each particular table ! Documentation says that DBA and application sholuld determine best options, based on usage.. but ibm is lacking to do the same for thei...
about 1 year ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 0 Future consideration

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

Increase the number of ALTER TABLE operations that can be performed online without placing the table in "reorg pending" state

There are a few operations that seem to place the table into "reorg pending" state immediately when it should be possible to treat them as REORG-recommended. For example, any ALTER COLUMN .. DROP COLUMN statement that doesn't affect indexes should...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 0 Future 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

To remove tablespace maintenance restrictions on pureScale

To remove all the restrictions of SQL1419N Reason code = "11" on pureScale. 11 Altering database containers is not supported in a DB2 pureScale environment. As a result, the following clauses are not supported with the ALTER TABLESPACE statement i...
over 7 years ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 2 Functionality already exists

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

The option ordinality is used in XML queries but the overall performance is very slow

We use the for ordinality option in our queries but the over all performance is very poor.There is a specific XSCAN needed when ordinality is specified which takes a long time. this XSCAN produces a sequence of XML ELEMENTS. This sequence is then ...
over 5 years ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 0 Not under consideration

Allow converting of the SYSCATSPACE to the reclaimable storage.

There is no way to convert the Catalog tablespace to RECLAIMABLE storage. The only workaround is to create a new database and to migrate the objects and the data. Since, we have a lot of databases which were created in pre-9.7 versions, we are stu...
about 7 years ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 0 Not under consideration