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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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Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal (https://www.ibm.com/ideas) - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

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IBM Data & AI Roadmaps (http://ibm.biz/Data-and-AI-Roadmaps) - Use this site to view roadmaps for Data & AI products.

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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 8 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...
over 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future 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 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Transparent LDAP Authentication for Informix

The Informix (AVL) customer T-Systems/Deutsche Telekom AG requests transparent LDAP authentication for Informix. Last year T-Systems/Deutsche Telekom AG replaced the complete HP-UX hardware for the application REBELL/Ironman by IBM Power AIX machi...
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

IDS 12.10 syspurge enhancement

Description: We are experiencing locking errors during IBM Informix Dynamic Server syspurge causing a failure to complete syspurge specifically with tables using interval fragmentation. We understand that currently IBM cannot guarantee that there...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Print session info for long transaction in msg log or DUMPDIR

I searched to see if anyone had opened up a RFE for the below and did not find one, if there is one then please disregard. One of our customers has now hardened down security to such a degree that I can no longer connect to the server in which Inf...
about 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Add SSL certs

"Plain text" connections to Informix are only encrypted if using SSL. The manuals and internet only explain "self assigned certification" well enough to implement. To make matters worse the "certs" expire and then you have to wipe everything out, ...
about 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Informix support for Windows Server 2019

Hi, in Germany we have some big ESA customers like Unify Software and Solutions who purchase at roughly 600k licenses per year. This week they and our ESA VAD Bytec both asked when we will have support for Win 2019 in place. At Unify this determin...
over 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Delivered

Enable READ ONLY access to DB2 from Informix using DRDA protocol

This is request for Wal-Mart , we have 100s of Informix gateway manager installed (DRDA) to join quries Informix and DB2 database.
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Allow remote query execution inside a TRUSTED CONTEXT

A customer that has some customized "auditing" built on triggers would like to be able to differentiate the real user behind the application server. In theory they could use SET SESSION AUTHORIZATION to achieve this, either directly or better yet,...
almost 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration