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IBM Data and AI Ideas Portal for Customers


This portal is to open public enhancement requests against products and services offered by the IBM Data & AI organization. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com).


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Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal (https://www.ibm.com/ideas) - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com) - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM.

ideasibm@us.ibm.com - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.

IBM Employees should enter Ideas at https://ideas.ibm.com


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Make range fragmentation work on high-write systems

Our application is INCREDIBLY write-heavy with highly transient data. Frankly, it doesn't even belong in Informix at all; it ought to be in something like MongoDB or even an in-memory DB. [I'm not kidding: 75-90K inserts per minute, involving BYTE...
16 days ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Support for ON DELETE SET NULL and ON UPDATE CASCADE clauses in FOREIGN KEY statements

A customer wanted to use a construction like ALTER TABLE detail_table ADD CONSTRAINT FOREIGN KEY (link_column) REFERENCES master_table ON DELETE SET NULL; so that referencing values would be updated to NULL automatically if a parent row was delete...
18 days ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

InformixHQ - heatmap - feature

Hello, Recently, during heavy load on an Informix Database, we noticed that there were some sessions that are using high IO Activity. We were using AGS Sentinel and was able to see these sessions in RED colour in a heatmap (see attached). It will ...
about 2 months ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 0 Submitted

Improve Ontape Point-in-Time Restores for Tables

The archecker tool can be used for point-in-time restores of table data from Level 0 Informix backups in conjunction with whatever logs were created after the Level 0 backup. However, if an organization does one Level 0 backup per week, then they ...
2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Submitted

Add Query Store functionality to Informix and revert to Last Good Plan

Add functionality to Informix similar to SQL Server Query Store. SQL and plans are logged to a system database. Also if a plan gets worse then the server can learn and go back to the previous query plan if still valid. This would be helpful when t...
5 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Add functionality level

Similar to DB2 z/OS Functional Levels and SQL Server Database Compatablity Level add ability to do the same for new features in newer versions of Informix. At least compared to the previous version. This allows more confidence for upgrades. This w...
5 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Informix should be supported as a Kubernetes based Database inside of the Container

We have Docker for this presently. Many customers have requested this, particularly those support OpenShift and RHEL Linux.
5 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Under review

Support for datetime with timezone

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...
6 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Under review

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.
7 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Add DB2 zigzap scan capability to Informix

Add DB2 zigzap scan capability to Informix. Simliar to Db2 jump scan but on both indexes in a join.
8 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration