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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 4 hours ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Enhancement to DROP PROCEDURE / DROP FUNCTION syntax

Currently, the DROP PROCEDURE statement requires that the all of the procedure parameters necessary to completely identify the specific procedure. This is important due to Informix supporting polymorphic procedures, and is generally a good thing. ...
about 16 hours ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Certify informix 12.10 on RHEL8

We need to stay with Informix 12 so that our compiled 4GL will continue to work, but we would like to upgrade to RHEL8. Others have done this and it works for them, but my company has to get confirmation that this will be a supported combination f...
11 days ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Limit open partitions to avoid very large rsam pool

In systems with a lot of tables informix can have a very large rsam pool. This can cause informix to allocate so much memory it starts swapping or in memory limiting versions (like workgroup, express etc.) to even let the engine crash. Sometimes t...
14 days ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

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.
17 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...
about 2 months ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 0 Future consideration

CM should support majority-vote failover arbitration as an alternative to priority-based

Currently, the Informix Connection Manager handles failover arbitration on the basis of a priority setting in the ${CMCONFIG} file. This has the effect of making a single CM the judge, jury and executioner when it comes to failover events. And it ...
about 2 months ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 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...
4 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Future consideration

informix HQ

Current version of Informix HQ is not able to trap and sent alert for engine in block state.
14 days ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

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.
almost 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration