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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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Certify informix 12.10 on RHEL8

NEWS FLASH - the website now shows that 12.10.FC15 is certified on RHEL 8. This should be marked as completed. https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/informix-server-system-requirements We need to stay with Informix 12 so that our compiled 4GL will con...
about 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

ADMIN_USER_MODE_WITH_DBSA and ADMIN_MODE_USERS shall be changeable values via onmode -wf/-wm.

The mentioned values shall be online changeable to avoid downtimes of informix. Especially within production landscape it is very important to avoid any unnecessary downtimes.
about 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

temp Dbspace in RAM

We make high use of temp. Tables in our applications. With todays hardware availability it seems reasonable to me to hold the complete tmp. dbspace in the RAM (or RAMDISK). Unfortunately this is not supported by Informix IDS directly. Advantages o...
over 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 3 Delivered

Support for spatial datatype in Cognos BI

Nowday many companies have location based data stored in the database. The location based data can be a location or area on the field. Many database vendors supports geo spatial datatype and functions like DB2, Informix, Oracle, SQL Server.
over 9 years ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Not under consideration

Backup / ReadAhead Performance

To speedup backup time, it would be nice if Informix can read with more than 64k from disk. Example 12G SAS SSD - read 100 GByte with dd iflag=direct:Blocksize Throughput Time64k 197 MB/Sec 519 Sec (8:39)256k 438 MB/Sec 233 Sec (3:53)2048k 1186 MB...
over 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Archecker table level restore utility does not compatible of handling Informix engine complex table schema clauses

Individual Table restoration 'archecker' utility only support simple schema definition contents as the schema file. However, Informix engine support complex clauses when setting up a table. E.g. When fragmenting a table based on interval based fra...
over 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Automatic conversion of ifx_loc_t (TEXT/BYTE) to/from ifx_lo_t (CLOB/BLOB)

We have legacy ESQL/C code using ifx_loc_t to handle TEXT/BYTE columns. Customers want now to replace TEXT/BYTE by CLOB/BLOB columns in the database... and we would avoid to touch our ESQL/C code. Informix can support simple type conversion. For e...
about 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration

Certification of Informix Connection Manager with ESQL/COBOL

We are implementing Informix Connection manager with HDR as High Availability solution for our organization. During testing, we identified connection manager is not certified for ESQL/Cobol, our business-critical application is written in Cobol. i...
almost 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 3 Not under consideration

Support of Informix 14.10 as data source

At the moment, Cognos BI 10.2.2 does not fully support Informix 14.10 as data source, which leads to problems and abortions when running reports: Obviously, Cognos query engine generates SQL code, which cannot be executed within Informix 14.10. Th...
about 5 years ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Delivered

Perform update statistics based on selected Fragments of a table

This idea is to run update statistics based on selected fragment(s) to refresh table update statistics on latest or selective fragments only. As there are considerable number of fragmented transactional tables are located under current databases t...
about 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration