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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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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

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...
almost 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

INFORMIX AUTO INDEX

When no suitable index is created, the optimizer does an "auto create index" for the query. This proposed index should be printed out to the online.log to help the admin to create the optimized indexes for the queries.
almost 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Allow the specification of the isolation mode at the statement level

The programmer should be able to specify the isolation mode (committed read, dirty read, serializable etc.) at the statement level.I don't have a definitive idea on how to specify this in terms of syntax. It could be in a "clean" way like: SELECT ...
almost 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Feature request to verify backups in parallel

Hello, The onbar backup verification process runs in serial and takes a long time to complete for large databases (60+ hours to complete for an 800GB database). It would be helpful if the backup verification process could run in parallel, similar ...
over 10 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Planned for future release

Provide more granular database-level privileges than just CONNECT, RESOURCE and DBA

We have a requirement to support a code deployment role where a user, whose job role is not a DBA, can release code into a given database. The type of things they would be doing is:* Creating and dropping procedures, synonyms, triggers, indices an...
about 11 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Ability to VM snapshot an On-Line Informix database

Due to the widespread popularity of vmware, the Informix database should be able to interact with the vmware software to block and take a proper snapshot of the database. This would enable people with vmware to do a snapshot of an Informix databas...
over 11 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 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...
about 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

Informix HQ monitoring of raw disks

At the moment the Informix HQ product tries to monitor the storage using a "df -k" command This will not work though when Informix is running on raw disks.
over 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration