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Improve performance of L1/L2 backups

Current, for L1 (or L2) backups we need to read all pages. This is highly inefficient and there are alternatives for implementing this.In the PMR we've been told this matches old FEA idsdb00010525. In this the proposed solution was to maintain a t...
almost 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Implement CREATE OR REPLACE option for triggers/views/synonyms/row types

Since a similar option for stored procedures is available starting with version 14.10 it would be handy if this syntax could also be introduced for triggers, views, synonyms and row types. Currently you first have to drop a trigger/view/synonym or...
about 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Add Informix/onbar in the list of VEEAM Enterprise Backup Solution supported platforms

VEEAM is a fast growing Enterprise Backup solution. As of today, Informix is not part of VEEAM's supported DBMS, but should be supported before decision makers choose other DBMS platforms.
about 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Character length semantics instead of byte length semantics

We want to store UTF8 text data into our database but using byte length semantics is counter intuitive on the char and varchar types. We are using Fourj's Genero tool to develop our application and Genero is able to switch to character length sema...
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Allow the specification of the isolation mode at the statement level

The programmer should be able to specify the isolation mode (committed read, dirty read, serializable etc.) at the statement level.I don't have a definitive idea on how to specify this in terms of syntax. It could be in a "clean" way like: SELECT ...
almost 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Online.log could also print session detail of additional memory segment allocation

In high usage OLTP systems, it is a hard work to identify which session(s) is(are) demanding too much memory from the Informix engine.A good thing for us to help to identify abnormal programs execution/behaviour would be to print session details (...
over 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Consolidate free space across entire chunk or dbspace

I suggest a repack-like tool which consolidates free space in an entire chunk or dbspace in order to get few, big enough, free spaces to use efficiently. Being able to do so online and with little blocking is desirable
about 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration

Allow "group commit" as other RDBMS

For high use OLTP systems, there can be a lot of I/O pressure on the logical log due to intense rate of logical log buffer flushing (most customer don't ant data loss so they use UNBUFFERED LOG). Setting BUFFERED LOG at session level would hardly ...
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 3 Future consideration

Make adoption of forest-of-trees indices easier with existing large tables

Rebuilding an index as a FOT is not supported using "alter fragment on index init". This would be useful to avoid dropping and later re-adding primary keys and referencing foreign keys. Building a FOT index is not possible in parallel. Building a ...
about 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

HQ add essential incidents/events/status tracking and alerting

HQ is on its way to be a great monitoring tool. In order to ensure it is, here are some important features to add (not sure I could see them on FC3). Let's first deal with missing essential alerts:- include notion of warning and critical inciden...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration