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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...
about 20 hours ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

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...
2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

enhancements to sysprocedures table and dbschema utility

Currently, there does not appear to be anything in the sysprocedures table to identify which procedures are provided by Informix (system routines) vs those created by users (user routines). The mode column does not appear to address this particula...
3 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future 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...
7 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Future consideration

Informix should be able to change owner on tables and any other objects

If user=informix creates all database and all tables, then programmer creates table but user=informix cannot change it. Only drop it.
about 6 years 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.
3 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

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...
25 days ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

JDBC driver shouldn't require SSLCONNECTION to be set when SQLHOSTS is used

Currently, the Informix JDBC driver requires SSLCONNECTION=true for connection strings that involve a TLS database listener. But when SQLH_TYPE and SQLH_FILE are set, the sqlhosts file already contains this information in the protocol field; it th...
5 months ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 0 Future consideration

Informix Purescale

Add DB2 Purescale to Informix. This would allow high speed replication via Roce.
about 2 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?
about 2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration