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Informix currently lacks an SQL standard datatype to store datetime/timestamp with timezone. This datatype is supported on other databases with different datatypes names: “TIMESTAMP WITH TIME ZONE/LOCAL TIME ZONE” in Oracle “TIMESTAMP WITH TIME ZO...
Informix Developer Edition MAC OS port for Apple Chipset M1/2
The current and future Informix Development Edition and the Advanced Development Edition should be available under Mac OS apple cpu. The MacBook's are very popular among pupils, students, and IT consultants. Run Informix Server at actual MacBook's...
Create an Informix-HQ sensor that populates an historical data table with the slowest/heaviest queries on an instance.
SQLTRACE has proved been a valuable resource to identify slow/heavy queries. An even sysadmin may store a history of the SQLTRACE output, it would be great to have a filter for the heaviest/slowest queries, and store them as a sensor of Informix-HQ.
It would be beneficial to have a readonly connection when accessing the database from third party software. Many products provide the ability to connect via JDBC but they also have the ability to make changes. Example LibreOffice Base can be setup...
Backup from RSS or HDR Secondaries using ontape, onunload, onbar, dbexport
In HDR enviroments, being able to backup or export databases from and HDR, HDR read-only, or an RSS secondary server is critical. Programs like ontape, onunload, dbexport, and onbar generate locks on tables during backups and data-exports. This cr...
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...
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