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Search results: Informix Server

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Enhance availability of readahead performance details

With the ubiquity of intelligent storage, the value of readahead in the Informix server is reduced and excessive readahead can be detrimental to performance. However, since the introduction of the AUTO_READAHEAD parameter and the associated change...
over 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Delivered
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add embedded tables and columns comments functinality

Merged
Many competitor DBMS already have this functionality of documenting tables and table columns, that is putting ad hoc comments to describe the table and or the columns. Informix does not have this possibility which is great nevertheless table and c...
over 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 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 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

syslog support for informix audit logging. or an easier mechanism to forward logs in the shortterm

We will prefer a syslog compliant logging or in the short-term an easier interface for forwarding logs (audit logs) to a centralized system. There is a new PCI/PA-DSS requirement for the financial/banking industry. To send all security logging to ...
almost 10 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Delivered

Implement Oracle "Flashback Database and Restore Points"

Implement same functionality as Oracle Flashback Database and Restore Points. There regular procedure to restore data with Informix is to restore either the entire instance or some dbspaces. This procedure can be very long (5 hours+) when high dat...
over 10 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Informix ER: Increase maximum allowed replicates

Our customer uses Enterprise Replication with Informix Server, spanning 530 databases, within 60 instances. We use 11.70 GE. We have hit the maximum limitation of 32746 replicates in the ER domain and it's not enough. We even had to decrease count...
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

'onstat -g mem' should give a complete picture of all memory usage by an Informix instance

Currently 'onstat -g mem' does not include vp cache information and some other memory structures. Similarly syspools view is missing information too.
almost 11 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

UTC/GMT timestamp conversion function for Informix database

Informix does not have a UTC/GMT timestamp conversion function. Requirement :---------------------------------1) Cast function to convert from a particular datetime to UTC datetime based on the current timezone2) Cast function to convert from sysd...
about 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration

Allow Bufferpool Min_lru_dirty and Max_lru_dirty Threshold values to be altered dynamically

onparams -b can be used to add a new bufferpool and AUTO_LRU_TUNING are available on informix server but first only adds a bufferpool of a new page size and the latter only kicks in if some foreground writes occur on a server which ideally is neve...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Future consideration

Enhance EXPLAIN in order to no longer need Informix server access

Currently Informix EXPLAIN generates a server side file. For developers that are working from remote machines, it becomes problematic to retrieve the explain files when they have restricted access to the Informix Server machine. There are 2 undoc...
almost 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 3 Delivered