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Informix Server

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Smart Trigger API for Java to monitor smart trigger session changes at the backend DB

The Smart Trigger Java library allows for the use of a detachable session which is assigned a session ID. One can use this session ID to reconnect to an existing session when starting up a Smart Trigger. But, if for some reason this session ID in ...
13 days ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Submitted

Allow changing of S3 Prefix for onbar backups

Scenario is you have 1000+ sites to backup all with the same informix server name. instead of changing the informixserver name you can set prefix on the onpsm backup. this allows for reducing the amount of buckets for this setup in cases where you...
about 2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Dbexport/dbimport validate *_LOCALE vars before accessing data files

When working with UTF8 database, DB_LOCALE and CLIENT_LOCALE are required to interact correctly with the databases. This RFE is about issuing a warning to the DBA when doing a dbexport/dbimport with CLIENT_LOCALE unset, especially when DB_LOCALE i...
2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Official support for IDS on Rocky Linux

We raised a support case as follows: Following the recent change in status of Centos, we have customers who wish to convert their Informix servers to Rocky Linux soon. This will be for both IDS 12.10 and 14.10. Can you confirm that IBM/HCL would s...
3 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Informix Purescale

Add DB2 Purescale to Informix. This would allow high speed replication via Roce.
4 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Add MPP/DPF/XPS Clustering to Informix

DB2 has MPP/DPF, Oracle has RAC, Sybase has Cluster Edition. Informix used to have XPS, where is the ability to scale out Informix?
4 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Add support for an asynchronous/non-blocking Java API

Add support for an asynchronous/non-blocking Java API called Reactive Relational Database Connectivity (R2DBC) (https://r2dbc.io/). The R2DBC driver list includes several DBMS, but not Informix. Customer case: In Huge systems with lots of users se...
4 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Planned for future release

NUMA aware memory allocations.

In a system with more one NUMA node sometimes best to have all memory allocated on the first NUMA node for performance. E.g. With 2 NUMA nodes with 300Gb each, pin the lowest number CPU VPs pinned to the first NUMA node and allocate all hugepages...
4 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Improve timestamp format in message and backup logs (ISO-8601)

Streaming messages to log ingestion systems, e.g. Elastic Stack, is a useful way of analysing logs and generating notifications when certain messages are seen. Displaying the messages in the right order when daylight saving switches occur is an is...
4 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Space Optimization tasks monitoring

When running storage optimizations tasks (compress, repack, shrink, defragment) there is no way to monitor the progress of the task. If the table involved is a huge table, this task could run for several days and there is no way to know the task s...
5 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration