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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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Evaluate using io_uring for I/O in Informix Linux Platform

Create some performance tests and evaluate an architecture change in Informix to migrate AIO or Kernel AIO to using kernel io_uring Maybe it's not possible to use io_uring in Informix and nowadays, performance increase from using IO_DIRECT KAIO to...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Support IDataReader::GetBytes / IfxDataReader::GetBytes for BSON fields

We're using the BSON capabilities of the Informix server in order to store data in a separate BSON colum - like additional information for the data row or optional fields that may vary from row to row (e.g. translations to different languages). Wi...
about 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 3 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...
over 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration

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...
almost 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Support Multitenancy in InformixHQ

Multitenancy is a valuable and often underestimated feature of informix. InformixHQ should be able to work with this feature. Otherwise customers have no comfortable access to this feature. We use this heavily onprem for different important r...
over 4 years ago in Informix 0 Not under consideration

New Enhancements for InformixHQ tool

Latest InformixHQ version released along with Informix 14 database server do not have enough rich features to investigate the database server related some commonly used issues to drill down and identify the issues quickly and easily. The suggested...
almost 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 4 Delivered

32-bit build of Informix Client SDK 4.50 for Linux

With the release of Informix Client SDK 4.50, the 32-bit build for Linux was dropped. We are still generating 32-bit binaries, ESQL/C, for use with Informix. We need a 32-bit build of Client SDK 4.50 for Linux.
almost 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 2 Delivered

Add BEFORE and/or AFTER clause to ALTER TABLE

For the ALTER TABLE statement, it's relevant to add an "AFTER ..." OR "BEFORE ..." clause specifying where in the table the new column is to be placed. This statement component exists in DB2 for i and in certain other databases (like Informix and ...
over 6 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 2 Not under consideration

Informix : Re-introduce the -w parameter for dbschema

Re-introduce the -w parameter for dbschema so a remote dbschema can be done.
over 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration

informix 4gl needs support for boolean

Informix 4gl should support the conversion of the booleandatatype into something rational. Currently it cannot select it correctly. It can however set it correctly.
almost 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 0 Not under consideration