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Release 32-bit version of Informix CSDK v4.50

Some customers are constrained and need to continue to use Informix 32-bit CSDK drivers. Their applications currently use the Informix 32-bit libraries & there are often build constraints to moving to a 64-bit CSDK.
over 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 5 Not under 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...
almost 2 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.
about 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Add dbschema to Informix CSDK

Developers have the Informix Client SDK installed on their workstations / application development machines. There is the need to be able to dump the Informix databases schemas definitions, but the SDK does not provide any such tool. To work arou...
almost 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 1 Not under consideration

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 ...
5 months ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 0 Under review

SSO (Single Sign-On) for ODBC connections via ActiveDirectory authentication

The current configuration of a SSO (Single Sign-On) authentication for a Windows workstation is based on GSSCSM, for which support will be discontinued in future Informix releases and is very complex and error-prone. Alternatively, ODBC connection...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 1 Under review

Allow Informix to accept Non PAM aware clients to connect when using PAM PASSWORD mode

Standard Informix Authentication on unix will perform a getpwnam() call to retrieve the encrypted shadow password from the OS, it will then compare an encrypted version of the password supplied by the client against this, and if they match, authen...
over 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

255 rows/page limit should be addressed

Informix has a rows/page limit of 255 rows/page. Perhaps this was not a problem originally but over time we have seen new features: larger page sizes (up to 16 kB against 2 kB or 4 kB previously, dependent on operating system). compression option....
about 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Planned for future release

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

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