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Ability to sync tables to HDR & RSS secondaries when converting from RAW to STANDARD mode.
It is significantly faster to load a table in TYPE(RAW) mode than TYPE(STANDARD) mode. However, this option is not practical for sites using HDR and/or RSS secondary servers for replication as RAW mode tables do not replicate forcing the site to b...
Add SQL-statement COMMENT ON as in Oracle or PostgreSQL
For some tables or columns it would be helpful to describe what the table/column is used for since the names are not always self-explanatory. Although COMMENT ON is not part of standard SQL it would be helpful to have such a statement. The DOCUMEN...
Allow triggers install/updates without taking an outage for the box
Currently to install new triggers on a table or update triggers on a table requires outage for the box which impacts our end user customer. Our operations are 24X7X365 and don't have any outage window to work with.
Just recently while working on a customer we were able to speedup a very slow query by using the recently introduced OLAP functions. The query looks like this: SELECT col1, col2, col3, col4, rank() over (partition by col1, col2 order by col4 desc)...
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
Temporary table only cached in the memory, it does not to write into the temp dbspace.Requirement from China mobile (CMCC), CMCC use lots of temp table in the following 2 ways:Create temp table ... with no log; select * from tab into temp tabname ...
Since Lock resource (memory) would be automatically allocated when Informix engine defect that it's not enough. But these memory will be existing forever once allocate, unless restart Informix engine. Could these automatically allocated memory cou...
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...
Modernize dbexport/dbimport and control them from HQ
dbexport and dbimport are useful tools, very easy to use and straight forward. but as the database are growing exponentially, the tool is showing its limitations and a workaroud must be generally be applied, which are kind of time consuming to wri...
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