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Informix Server

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Onconfig parameter to disable automatic registration of datablades.

In high volume environments automatic registration of datablades can cause too much contention and impact processing.We would like a new onconfig parameter to disable the automatic registration of datablades.
about 1 month ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Add columnar indexes to Informix.

Other databases e.g. DB2 have columnar index support builtin, we would like that in Informix as well. use case the same as for DB2.
about 2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

For RSS and HDR nodes partition the apply work by transaction id instead of partnum.

For RSS and HDR nodes currently the apply work is partitioned across threads by partnum, We would like the option to partition the work across apply threads by transaction id. Currently RSS apply threads have to syncronise with the other apply...
about 2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

On restore or chunk addition allow automatic creation of files in certain folders.

On restore or chunk creation allow automatic creation of cooked files. Add an onconfig parameter which contains a list of folders where automatic cooked chunk creation is allowed. Cooked chunk files can be automatically created in this folder of a...
about 2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

informix HQ

Current version of Informix HQ is not able to trap and sent alert for engine in block state.
about 2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Limit open partitions to avoid very large rsam pool

In systems with a lot of tables informix can have a very large rsam pool. This can cause informix to allocate so much memory it starts swapping or in memory limiting versions (like workgroup, express etc.) to even let the engine crash. Sometimes t...
about 2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

ADMIN_USER_MODE_WITH_DBSA and ADMIN_MODE_USERS shall be changeable values via onmode -wf/-wm.

The mentioned values shall be online changeable to avoid downtimes of informix. Especially within production landscape it is very important to avoid any unnecessary downtimes.
2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Different message when transaction time limit reached

When transaction duration limit is reached the following message occurs in the online log file 08:56:28 sid 11617 - test@server.domain.local - pid 6811 terminated because session transaction duration (60 seconds) has exceeded limit. This session i...
2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Allow SPL variables to be used to define index directives.

Inside a stored procedure allow the index name for a directive to come from a variable:...define v_bs_index varchar(100);define p_id like tBS.id,...let v_bs_index = ( select cfg from Cfg where group = 'INDEXES' and name = 'TBS_INDEX' )...
2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Data Masking in INFORMIX

Our objective is not to see any sensitive data outside the production systems. As an example here is our real requirement. In a PROD environment, we can see the table data as usual . For data protection purposes, the data of the same table needs t...
2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration