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

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Asynchronous index rebuild on first access

Pain point: Index rebuild stops if user terminates the connection accessing the table with an index that is marked inconsistent and it starts over from the beginning again on next table access by another user. Scenario:An index object is marked in...
about 7 years ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 0 Not under consideration

DB2 should allow offloaded backup of SMS tablespace to Tivoli FlashCopy Manager

I have an AVP customer who has a 3TB database upgraded from DB2 v8.x. Most user data tables are in SMS tablespaces. They wish to use Tivoli FlashCopy Manager to take database backup and reduce the time for database restore. However, for SMS tables...
about 7 years ago in Db2 / Serviceability / 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

UNIQUE INDEXES over BIGINT column can't be compressed

unique indexes over id columns (bigint) are not compressed whereas the same unique index over decimal column gets compressedindex compression for unique indexes is urgently needed to reduce disk and memory footprint
over 7 years ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 0 Not under consideration

Hybrid blu column / row tables

Create a new table type wich allow to mix row / column organized table.
over 7 years ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 0 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

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

lock table partition in xxx mode

In batch jobs, to avoid lock escalation, customer needs to lock a table partition in exclusive mode, and run dml against this partition.
over 7 years ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 0 Not under consideration

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

Support REOPT within REBIND_ROUTINE_PACKAGE system procedure(RIMS)

Description as attachment
over 7 years ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 0 Not under consideration